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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-07-2007, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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How not to pick up your guitar.

Ok, this morning my mate was late picking me up for work cos he couldnt get the van started. So i thought i'd play my guitar for a bit till he came, great.
My guitar, and RG1550 was lying on the bed, i reached down and picked it up by the strap, bad idea. The strap was wrapped around the top horn and as i lifted it up it flipped over and smacked me square in the mouth, OUCH.
So i quickly ran to the bathroom to see i had split my lip and blood was pouring out, what a b*st*rd.

So lesson to everyone, dont pick your guitar up by the strap, otherwise you, like me, will be drinking soup through a straw for your tea.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-07-2007, 01:40 PM
 
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Re: How not to pick up your guitar.

I always use the monkey grip.
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Re: How not to pick up your guitar.

Yeah but.......how was the guitar??



I trust you'll be more careful next time
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Re: How not to pick up your guitar.

Nice one! They don't all um "Axes" for nothin


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I always use the monkey grip.
If your guitar has one

Otherwise I grab mine on the neck right where it meets the body so as to minimize stress on the neck.
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Yeah but.......how was the guitar??
It's been reliced
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If your guitar has one
Dremel!
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-07-2007, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: How not to pick up your guitar.

Ive just got back from the pub, and my lip is in a bad way. They have forecast snow here in the UK for tomorow so i think a day off work is in order. **** it.
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Re: How not to pick up your guitar.

I was going to say dont tell it that it's ass looks hot in those pants.
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Re: How not to pick up your guitar.

I find it best to wear personal protective gear while picking up my guitar.
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Re: How not to pick up your guitar.

Ouch! sucks for you
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Re: How not to pick up your guitar.

Post a pic of your lip, LOL

Jimmy
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I find it best to wear personal protective gear while picking up my guitar.
Yes, ssomething Paul Gilbert realised a few years ago - you gotta watch those sharp bits:

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Yes, ssomething Paul Gilbert realised a few years ago - you gotta watch those sharp bits:

haha nice 1
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Ive just got back from the pub, and my lip is in a bad way. They have forecast snow here in the UK for tomorow so i think a day off work is in order. **** it.

Snow??? ha....ha

what 1/2 inch??

I'm thinking you better have a backup excuse.

Like

...some blasphemous ludrumans attempted to mug you outside the pub. You were able to feck them all up because you are a bad arse, but in the mighty very hard fought battle your lip took a hit!!

I mean come on.....dude...it sounds like a lot better excuse than you ~smacked~ youself in the face with your guitar

Especially if your boss is a chick
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10cm apparently :O
And to what jemmer said, you totally need to think up a better battle story...

Blaspemour ludrumans - I like it!
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Re: How not to pick up your guitar.

Ouch! That had to hurt!

If there's any of your blood left on the guitar, then it's kind of like an instant custom DNA now!
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