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Posted by resotom on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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Last night ,while I was preparing for a rehearsal, I was sitting down to play my reso and realized that my left leg was keeping my guitar very steady since it is supporting the neck . I then stood up (with the strap in place ) and noticed that the position of the guitar changed and I was at a loss as to why. So, I sat down again and analyzed my left arm position when playing and duplicated that in a standing position. Then I adjusted the strap accordingly to get the same feeling as when I was sitting down. I also noticed that the fast rolls and pull-offs were easier to accomplish standing as well as sitting. I was maybe positioning the guitar at a lower angle then I should have been. Now I find that watching all the super picking dobro players hold their instruments at their desired height so they can do their thing as naturally as possible. Most of them don't even look at their guitars when playing ! They have memorized their fast runs which come with relative ease.for them. My comment on all of this is: Make sure your reso is at the desired position whether you sit or stand and make sure your strap is on with a strap lock so the guitar doesn't  fall away from you. Adjust the stray accordingly for ease of playing.

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resotom Says:
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 @8:00:18 AM

I have all the pictures I have posted on my 'photos' section of my site that I have been holding the guitar at a very sharp angle. I have since (2-17-2015) adjusted the straps on all four of my resos for a more comfortable fit when standing and my left arm isn't positioned down so far.

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