Not so easy on the return to playing

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by sevycat, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. sevycat

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    After trying to start playing again after coming off of an injury, I noticed today it is far more easy to play a Les Paul then a Stratocaster. At least it feels that way to me right now being I am trying to get my muscle memory back in my play hands. IDK, I can recheck the set up on the stratocaster I just played, maybe that is it or it just takes a man to muscle a Stratocaster and get what you want out of it.

    What do you all think?
     
  2. Goodkat

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    What happened to you in the first place?
     
  3. sevycat

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    Hurt my left forearm and shoulder digging out of several snow storms, didn't even think it was a big deal till a few days later when the burning started. So I have not played in a couple of weeks. Today, I started back playing and I expect I will regain the strength back. But I noticed it was much more easy to play a Les Paul then a Stratocaster.
     
  4. Mouse

    Mouse The Knees of Rock

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    Likely the shorter scale is easier on your hands. It'll come back.
     
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    Dare1 Most Honored Senior Member

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    I think you're having a Freudian moment and just want to switch to LP's.

    Traitor. :p ;)
     
  6. Goodkat

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    ^ You are so busted, Sevycat! :D

    Joking aside, yeah, it's the scale, fretboard radius, (generally speaking and usually) lower action, humbuckers .... easier to play than a Strat.

    I keep 12s on my Yamaha to make it harder to play (although, it is a 25.5" neck guitar). :D
     
  7. S. Rock

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    I wouldn't worry too much. it'll come back. shoveling snow makes you use different muscles. here in Minnesota, we've had over 54 inches of snow so far this season. you'll be fine.
     
  8. blasphemoustrat

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    Awwww...poor baby;) .I just checked and they say we are leading the nation at 115.1 inches...
     
  9. sevycat

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    :rolleyes: Tell him!
     
  10. Polarbear

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    Welcome back, Sevy :)

    I'll send you a PM soon.
     
  11. sevycat

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    My first love will always be a Stratocaster, but everyone who is older needs a little mistress side action. ;)

    Please, don't tell the stratocaster or she will leave me. Remember, what happens on a forum stays on a forum.
     
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    Jesus, I didn't even know I had departed. Why doesn't anyone tell me these things. Old age is a ......
     
  13. S. Rock

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    I could care less about how much snow either of you have gotten for the season. I was only trying to encourage "sevycat" about getting better. but if you prefer to act like "trolls", so be it. I've been a member of this forum for a long time. I was here when it was still struggling to get going. and my how it's changed for the worst.
     
  14. blasphemoustrat

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    Well golly gee grandpa I surly didn't mean to offend anyone...I'm sorry that you havent been here since they invented good natured ribbing between friends...I'm about the furthest thing from a troll you will find..(also have 4 times the post count you do in the last 3 years if you want to drag seniority into it)
     
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    you're not worth the hassle. and since when did we become "friends" ? post count only shows that you've wasted more time on here than I have.
     
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    Wow dude....just wow...sorry you are having a ****ty life...thats the only explanation for just acting like a total d-bag...I would call sevy a friend...even if it's only on here...he's a guy I'd love to have a beer and jam a bit with...you seem to have missed that there is a lot of comradrie on the site these days...hope stuff gets better for you...
     
  17. Sonny

    Sonny .. The smiles returning to the faces ..

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    What's going on here??? Must be me??? I've been surrounded by strange people all week ..

    Sevy is my friend, and I'd love to drink and jam with him ... Any time



    12s this guy is still using rope on his guitars:)

    PS Mačak is my friend too

    I wanna know when you guys are AWOL!!!! Where have you been Sevy???

    I don't know what happened to your strat-muscles Sevy, but keep playing your strats, and I'm pretty sure you're back in great shape before Mačak has hit 20.000 posts:) Liam

    If not. Box up your strats and send em to me:) Liam
     
  18. blasphemoustrat

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    How are the tele's? I'll take those if they arnt working;) in fact this is your chance for a clean break to Gibson land...better start boxing up...
     
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    :rolleyes: You guys! :D
     
  20. simoncroft

    simoncroft Still playing. Still learning! Silver Member

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    After the jokes and jibes, I just wanted to say that there is nothing 'manly' about ignoring the effects of injuries. Although we all like to think "hey, we're guys, there's nothing we can't fix with a beer, a guitar, a monkey wrench and the love of a good woman", it ain't true. Arthritis, and other conditions, don't keep away just because "we're built of the tough stuff".

    I'm losing dexterity and strength in my fingers (aged 57) due to using pneumatic hammers as a youth, then computers for 30+ years after that. My wife - once 'the fastest typist in the West' - is starting to find it hard to do everyday things requiring any twisting action.

    Please don't take your health for granted, people! If you have injury related problems, don't just tough it out. Without specialist help, you can be storing up a lot of problems for the future.

    (But a Gibson is a lot more forgiving than a Fender, when it comes to how far you reach to achieve a certain chord shape etc etc. If I'm reduced to only two guitars, it will probably be one of each...)