Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by montana » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:47 am

joachim33 wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:41 pm
I use a footstool. The classical way to raise your classic guitar :)
I use a foot stool and sageworks together. Love the steep angle

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by prawnheed » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:49 am

Left knee

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by Scott Phillips » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:00 am

bauersachs82 wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:35 pm
I have a Sageworks, Tappert, and a Gitano. I like the position of the Sagework the most, but it was a big pain getting the magnets installed. The Tappert is a close second. The Gitano is nice but I would never trust completely it if a suction cup failed.
I feel the same. The Tappert feels very close to using the Sageworks for me on the lowest setting. I might have to find a lady luthier with a very small arm to reach inside the sound hole and place the magnets for a Sageworks, as the magnets don’t come off in the middle of playing, like the tappert sometimes does if I haven’t cleaned the mounting surface well enough prior to sticking it on.

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by celestemcc » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:50 pm

I recommend the Troester to Yao Ming and Bill Walton. :lol:
Lol, I'm 5"2. I recommended both the DeOro and both Ergoplays to a 17 year-old student who's tall and still growing... She opted for the Troester, I believe!

But interestingly I never could make a Dynarette for for me; they are invariably too short. Different bodies...!
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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by sverderber » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:27 pm

I like the cushions the best, i'm not a big fan of attaching supports to the guitar.

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by souldier » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:05 pm

I use my sageworks/Barnett 95% of the time. It's just super convenient to easily remove and put on and it stays on securely without fear that it will come off mid performance. I also like the sageworks because it elevates the guitar a bit higher just to where I like it and is easily adjustable. If I am in a very low chair, I use my de oro classica since it drops the guitar down a bit to compensate for the low height of the chair.

Haven't found anything as convenient/quick and easy as the sageworks. Installing the magnets can be an issue but I've done it probably 7+ times and have worked out a system where it makes installing the magnets easy and anxiety free.
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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by Randy Johnson » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:07 pm

I use the Tenuto (similar to the Gitano) its ok but nothing special. The ergoplay look like a good option and so does the DeOro.
My choices would be different if I had an expensive guitar with a nice finish.

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by Kevin Cowen » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:26 pm

I like a footstool.

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by zupfgeiger » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:15 pm

none of them. Footstool is sufficient.
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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by Flawiler63 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:33 am

Unread post by Laudiesdad69 » Wednesday 25 July 2018, 03:04 am
celestemcc wrote: ↑Tuesday 24 July 2018, 21:22 pm
DeOro. Works for me and I like the minimalism. I have recommended Tappert to taller people, though.
Works great for me. I am 6ft 2in. I recommend the Troester to Yao Ming and Bill Walton. :lol:I am
I am 191 cm and would also recommend the Tröster for tall people. I switched to this support after back problems when using a foot stool.

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by Scott Phillips » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:15 am

Flawiler63 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:33 am
Unread post by Laudiesdad69 » Wednesday 25 July 2018, 03:04 am
celestemcc wrote: ↑Tuesday 24 July 2018, 21:22 pm
DeOro. Works for me and I like the minimalism. I have recommended Tappert to taller people, though.
Works great for me. I am 6ft 2in. I recommend the Troester to Yao Ming and Bill Walton. :lol:I am
I am 191 cm and would also recommend the Tröster for tall people. I switched to this support after back problems when using a foot stool.
I used the Troester, but I found I was having to sit up perfectly straight with it, in order not to have my chin touching the upper bout of the guitar. I like the Tappert, as I can slouch just a bit and see the fretboard if I have to. If I were just an inch or two taller, the Troester would have been perfect.

I just ordered a Murata that was for sale on the forum. We shall see how that one works. Seems like it ought to be a little more secure.

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by Steve Langham » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:54 am

montana wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:33 am
Barnett...sageworks. yes a b%&ch to assemble so find someone with small hands. Well worth it
This sums it up well. A pain to assemble but once in place...brilliant.

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by Intune » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:10 pm

I'd choose the one I'm using now -- the Guitarlift. Without doubt it's the most secure and versatile support I've tried.
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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by ruizpipo » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:20 am

After trying many, many supports, I currently use the Murata.

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by Peter Lovett » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:34 am

Legs, I never lose them and they are always handy (sic) when required.
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