THanks Jack, I like the idea of using the material so I bought a roll, and cut a piece similar to the felt strap that comes with the Gitano, I overlayed it over the felt, and used the "sticky" stuff to put it in place along with electrical tape. It looks great, and now I have a sticky strap that does not slide, and no need to carry a separate piece.wianno wrote:olarte,
I just responded to your other post about arm and thumb pain. I too use a Gitano and play in shorts during the summer. Maybe you can put away the sticky stuff. All you need is a roll of drawer and shelf lining material, the rubbery mesh variety, from which you cut a couple of 8" wide sections to drape over the tops of your legs. The one for the right leg is handy in any season because it keeps the lower bout of your guitar snuggly in place (so that Kevin doesn't have to push it back into place.)
Hi Oski79... that's strange... on mine they seem to stay on forever... once in a while one will come off.. but for the most part, once I put them on, they stay on even folding the support, and putting the guitar away in the case every night.oski79 wrote:I really like the Gitano. My issue with it is the suction cups. I can't get them to stay on for more than about 15-20 minutes. Often in the middle of a piece I'll hear and feel one or both release, then the stability is gone. What am I doing wrong here? Do you moisten them or put them on dry?
flat3rd wrote:Hello All,
I recently got a Guitano from stringsbymail as well. Its the third type of support i've tried and it is by far the sturdiest and the best designed. I've had an Efel and an A-frame in the past, and the gitano is totally my favorite. To speak towards the slipping, i just fold over my polish cloth and place it between my leg and the support and that seems to sop the slipping...
orbiterred wrote:ill second the ergo play! i own a gitano as well and i like it ok but it never seemed stable enough for me to get really comfortable with, always felt like i was trying to hit a moving target on the fretboard. the ergo play is just like having the guitar on your leg, super stable but it is bulky and thats a pain.
I'm not sure you need to worry about it. I have used a gitano for 4 years and it still seems as good as new. I used to have one for each guitar until I gave one to a friend. I love my Gitanosolarte wrote:One last thing, I think the felt is on the flimsy side, and worry that over time will wear out at the point of contact with the metal so I will need to replace that.
yeah ive used the gitano with the non-slip stuff but its never really been a problem of it slipping on my leg, it just never seemed sturdy enough or something, the ergo play you do have to take on and off but the angle never changes once you set it and it feels just like having the body of the gutiar resting on your leg.olarte wrote:orbiterred wrote:ill second the ergo play! i own a gitano as well and i like it ok but it never seemed stable enough for me to get really comfortable with, always felt like i was trying to hit a moving target on the fretboard. the ergo play is just like having the guitar on your leg, super stable but it is bulky and thats a pain.
The original Ergoplay seems very similar to the Gitano... I like the Gitano once you put a non-slip pad on your leg, or on top of the original felt strap.
So with the Ergoplay, do you have to remove the suction cups every time to put it away? that sounds like it's a pain. plus it would always be slightly different.
With the Gitano, once you set it, and at the angle that you want, you set it and forget it for the most part.