How to hold the Startocaster - somebody, please?!..

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by fuksman, Jan 12, 2022 at 1:38 PM.

  1. dscottyg

    dscottyg Strat-O-Master

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    I’m in the same boat. I really got hooked on Strat-Talk for awhile, and I’d post any little question that came to mind, just for the fun of interacting. “Can a 50s Strat do anything a 60s Strat can do?” “Are these screws set too high?” “Are shims bad?” “Are these scratches normal?” Just stupid questions that weren’t meant to troll. Real questions but just sort of impulsive and not really needing answers. Just to start up a friendly chat I guess. And then the demographic polls. I thought they’d be interesting, and most others did too. It was just a small handful of nay-sayers getting uptight. Most people were friendly enough and it was nice interacting. Even the jokes making fun of the questions were fine and pretty funny. But then there were those few hot heads who would personally criticize and seem genuinely upset. Even in this thread, they keep jabbing about old posts. It’s a small percentage (just a few out of the thousands on here), but enough to sting. So my plan is to not post so much or at least try to post more relevant things.
     
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  2. Antstrat

    Antstrat Dr. Stratster

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    This forum, any forum, is like a neighborhood pub. You have to read the room and get to know the locals.

    Sounds like you now do so I would encourage you to plants roots and post away. :thumb:
     
  3. dscottyg

    dscottyg Strat-O-Master

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    Good analogy.
     
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  4. nadzab

    nadzab Play Don't Worry Silver Member

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    Or it could be a genuine shift in the tone of the forum, i.e., there are a lot more posts lately made up of questions so facile that it’s hard to believe they’re not trolling…more than I ever remember seeing so regularly, and most of them seem to be coming from brand new members.

    I’m not begrudging anyone the right to ask any question they want, but I think there are two sides to this, and it’s not as simple as saying, “Hey stop being such dicks” every time one of these posts come up and some longer-term members express skepticism about the sincerity of the post.
     
  5. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Leave me out if this...
     
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  6. SonOfLerome

    SonOfLerome Senior Stratmaster

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    LOL.
    Honestly at this point the poll maker guy probably has all of our names and locations written down in a little black book…
     
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    I'd have to be figuratively dead to do that. And I don't troll. I just state the straight dope.

    I just don't respond to goofy stuff.

    But if I was to respond I'd say do what is comfortable. Have a strap for playing sitting down if you can't keep the guitar where you want it. But I've never in all my years had someone say they're having trouble with a Strat and seated playing. A Flying V? Sure.
     
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  8. stormsedge

    stormsedge Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    I always use a strap. The one I off my piano works great o_O.
     
  9. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Uh huh...

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  10. fos1

    fos1 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Check out Guitar Slip No More - I have one and intend to order another and a smaller one for my SG.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    One rather loud Canadian bloke on YouTube uses skateboard grip tape on the back of an awkward guitar.
     
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    ibdrkn1 Senior Stratmaster

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    I checked out a while ago and came back to this page randomly. You called it, ten pages so far.

    Checking out again now.
     
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  13. dscottyg

    dscottyg Strat-O-Master

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    That’s really good. It’s too bad it wasn’t the first post on here. It would’ve had more effect before all the drama.
     
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    dscottyg Strat-O-Master

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    It’s blue.

    When everyone was doing the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon thing, he got upset at first. Then he started to like the publicity.
     
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    Funny. Gotta give him credit. He always wanted to be up front with the guitar players, and he found a way.
     
  16. Wrighty

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    Not something I’ve had a problem with. Leo originally put the contours in because players were complaining about their Teles digging into their ribs.

    I have to say that my sit down and play positions ate varied and sloppy. I’ve even found the fret board tilted toward me some times!
     
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    I am a rock star. I have an assistant hold the guitar for me.
     
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    Wrighty Dr. Stratster

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    Please stop!!!
     
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    Woman asks of her local butcher ‘excuse me, do you keep dripping?’. When she is answered in the affirmative she suggests rubber pants. Oh, and a Tele is not too comfortable to play sitting down.
     
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    ……………..He was one of those who inspired the contours, having taken a rasp to the Tele Leo gave him because it dug into his ribs.
     
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