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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by jbylake, Aug 11, 2021.
80-year-old banjo player with 12 pound banjo yawns.....
Nope, no old folks ever post on ST.
I've now outlived that famous cig-smokin' Heinz-57 Dutch-SEAsian guitarist so I ain't complainin'! We missed the VN draft by 1 year... bummer.
When I was 40 years younger and 30 lbs lighter, I didn't enjoy hoisting my Twin Reverb... so I bought a transistor amp. Since then I've bought other heavy tube amps and guitars; I don't have to hoist them anymore because I don't gig! I miss my band mates whom I've outlived, but I don't miss the band that much. No regrets: Life is good-- no drama, good friends, income, insurance, hearing and back intact, better quality beer, plenty of time to play whatever and whenever I want to, and many other interests & hobbies. Unfortunately, I never bought a Lamborghini or Ferrari (but I never expected to).
Lighter guitars are typically more resonant. Thats why I like them anyhow. I just turned 41. Not "old" by any means but not a kid anymore. I didn't like heavy guitars in my teens either. Keep yourself in shape and you can play any weight guitar you want.
Harbor Freight dollies and 800 mg Ibuprofens are my friends. My insurance company sends me tons of the Ibus.
I have multiple disc degeneration in my lower back, a couple of overlapping vertebrae, and arthritis in my hips.
I just about need a grappling hook to get out of my Corvette, glad it's not a daily driver.
I never officially weighed it, but I think the heaviest guitar I own is my ash Kaminski Strat. It's up there.
I sold my pro reverb just because I didn’t ever want to have to move it again.
This one's made of solid Rosewood and weighs 10.15 pounds:
This one's 11.15 pounds.
The trick to playing them standing up is using a good strap and not doing it beyond the point where it hurts. Otherwise sit down. If you're playing a gig and have to stand, use a lighter guitar.
Oh man I wish. Jerry was down on earth getting some issues solved with the Mississipi governor, and Sting was obsessed w/trying to send messages to Earth on a botttle (I told him that those bottles wold burn upon entrance).
However, when I went to play on the dark side, I did jam a little with David Gilmour. Such a cool fella. Had the time of my life.
Last I heard, Jerry was jamming on Europa with Lemmy and Bonham.
Did you see Keith up there?
I'm 67 and still have plenty of strength for now anyways. I can play without issue except for the fact I find it harder to memorize a new song on guitar.
Now, where did I leave my keys???
Guess I'm aging ahead of my time. I'm only 24, and my shoulders can't deal with heavy guitars for very long either. Couldn't be those two torn rotator cuffs, could it...?
Get off my lawn.... whippersnapper
I've associated the light-weight Strat as being a significant part of vintage mojo. I've had this disposition since Duane Eddy's son, Chris, handed me his Dad's '63 in 1977. So yes, I'm of the older set among Strat-talkers and appreciate light weight guitars for back reasons but have seen particular value in light weight Strats since my high school days.
Sure did. The man is everywhere.
But I got no satisfaction.
Speak up… what?
You can barrow my hearing aids...
I'm 62 and grateful that I can lift what I have to. I was physically very wimpy in my 20s and a Twin Reverb was a challenge; imagine when I swapped the speakers for EV12Ls. But my philosophy then and now was, you just do whatever it takes to produce the sound. Fortunately, dollies have wheels. And I have no hesitation about sitting down.
If they ever make an amp that weighs 2 lbs. and sounds right, I'll be all over it. But I'm still waiting.
Yes exactly, guitars you can find ones that are light. Amps not really the case until solid state and those can actually be pretty heavy too