- Feb 22, 2009
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Firstly - 4" Strap.A 4”, thick leather strap made all the difference in the world. I used my Northern for our entire last gig.
For those of you who can’t take the weight, have you ever considered your stance? Guitarists generally employ terrible ergonomics, poorly fitted straps, etc. Can you paradigm?
Any plank is "similar" to another in basic features but density isn't visual, really. If my 9.6 lb Tribute was as thick as a Standard and didn't have 9-hole relief, it would probably weigh well over 11 lbs. Adding a 1/4" slab to the back, and about 7-8 cubic inches to plug the relief would make a big difference.I don't mind a heavy guitar at all. That said...how is it possible to have a 4 pound difference between two supposedly identical guitars? I can understand a pound, maybe a pound and a half...but how do you get 4 pounds out of similar materials?
I honestly don't know man, mine is over 12 and has traditional weight relief, it's a head scratcher for sure.I don't mind a heavy guitar at all. That said...how is it possible to have a 4 pound difference between two supposedly identical guitars? I can understand a pound, maybe a pound and a half...but how do you get 4 pounds out of similar materials?
I'll bet that Ricky weighs a lot. And little old chain-smoking Lemmy stood tall with one until his last days.Firstly - 4" Strap.
I couldn't agree with you more. A total must ! My Custom is 12+ lbs. A wider strap distributes the weight better and makes for better comfort. It's even padded a little. The difference is really like night and day.
Next - And very important. Posture.
I get very animated when I play. I can do this for hours with no punishment to my body.
Recently, I've taken on vocal duty. ( I said duty)
I find myself standing still, in front of a mike, hunched over and who knows what . . .
Not as much fun
Not only did it affect my back and neck, my left hand, or more specifically fingers, started to carpel tunnel out on me. Poor posture also led to ineffective breathing. And hey! Guess what! That really sucks if you have to sing.
Now I understand why singers that play guitar have the mic raised so high up.
It's a posture thing.
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Maybe the neck just a tad bit thicker or using tungsten for the hardware?No I'm talking about that specific new 60's unburst standard. They have one that's a hair under 9 pounds, and that one was 12 pounds. Should be made to the same specs with similar materials. Where does 3+ pounds come from?