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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-17-2003, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Double strap, shoulder balance, heavy guitar, help.

What is the company that makes the strap that goes over both of your shoulders? Where can I buy one?

I got a carvin neck-though and it has completely KILLED my left shoulder.

Most likely I'll need more than one, since I'm buying a Warwick Bass, which will further KILL my shoulder.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-18-2003, 11:01 AM
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here ya go...
http://www.slider-straps.com/STR/guitar.html

doesn't seem to easy to get in and out of. Hope that helps.
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you wouldn't be able to swing the guitar about you like Steve Vai does if you use such a strap.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-18-2003, 02:18 PM
 
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My bass player was having major back problems and I got him the double strap mentioned and it didn't help. He ended up going to an occupational therapist and they gave him some stretching exercises that cleared up all of his back problems and shoulder pains. They also gave him something like that "Abslide" thing you see on TV and he uses it regularly. So a year later, not only does his incredibly heavy bass not bother him anymore, he also has rock hard abs.

Hope this helps.
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So a year later, not only does his incredibly heavy bass not bother him anymore, he also has rock hard abs.
wow... talk about unintended side-effects.
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The bassist of Taproot uses one of those double-shoulder things. They seem to help keep the guitar balanced right, but yea, limits wanted movement too.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-21-2003, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks 'oooo' I'm talking with vwall about purchasing. I really appreciate it.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-21-2003, 12:54 PM
 
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So a year later, not only does his incredibly heavy bass not bother him anymore, he also has rock hard abs.
Yeah, quite a lot of back problems, especially in the lower back, can be a result of weak abdominal muscles... they really help hold everything in line.

I tend to have more upper back and shoulder problems, but i'm 90% certain that poor posture is the culprit there.
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Thanks 'oooo' I'm talking with vwall about purchasing. I really appreciate it.
Glad to help...
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I tend to have more upper back and shoulder problems, but i'm 90% certain that poor posture is the culprit there.
Same here. Tho I have a bit of lower back troubles, also from bad posture tho. My new guitar's really really light. Unless it's from my school books...
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