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    Default chair/stool for guitar playing with bad back

    My back hurts and looking to find something that will allow me to play me guitar for extended time periods without causing back pain. Came across this and wondering if anyone tried this or one similar to it and if so what you thought of it yo?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pro-X-TOV-T-...3D350975702524
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    I haven't tried one like that but I would say you get what you pay for. If you're light, you might get some mileage out of one of those, but if you're really serious,

    http://soundseat.com/models.php

    Or, if you want something more stylish,

    http://originalguitarchair.com/

    Expensive? Perhaps, but your co-payment on an MRI of the lumbar spine might be more.
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    Is this for home use, gigging or both? If you need to cart it around to gigs you probably don't want anything too heavy or lifting it will do your back in!

    I think Tele's suggestions would be better, especially if weight is not an issue. The item you've found looks very much like an amp stand that I bought in the way that it's put together and I have to tell you I wasn't impressed with it and never use it.
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    home use-practicing
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    I find my office chair is fine, easy to adjust height etc and
    the backrest is good for a sore back. I use an upside down
    mdf drawer which I can use as a stomp box for adding beats.
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    Having the guitar on my lap and leaning over it is what gives me back ache.

    I use a drum throne with a backrest and sit upright with the guitar on the strap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Bb View Post
    Having the guitar on my lap and leaning over it is what gives me back ache.

    I use a drum throne with a backrest and sit upright with the guitar on the strap.

    Exactly it,leaning forward is what gets my back aching also.
    I have one of those office chairs with a backrest but I think it doesn't go up quite high enough which causes my guitar to slide down towards my knees unless I lean forward and sort of get over the top of it. I tried one of those footrests to raise myright leg up but still doesn't do it
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    I shortened the strap on my guitars so they sit up on my chest,
    same height standing as sitting, problem solved and easier to
    play but it doesn't look as cool
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