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Re: chairs/low stools vs standing/high stools

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Posted by Preston ( on March 12, 2002 at 10:18:47:

In Reply to: chairs/low stools vs standing/high stools posted by Aabra Jaggard on March 12, 2002 at 01:24:44:

: Hello, all--

: I'm 5'4" and left-handed. I've experimented with every height stool available and have finally settled on a 21" counter stool. My right foot is firmly planted on the ground, and my right arm feels so powerful! Who knew my E string could be so loud?

: However, the bass slips away too easily. Is anyone on this forum using a bent end-pin? Are those available for basses or is it custom work?

: I saw a bio of an Italian player who just passed away, in Bass World Mag, perhaps. He appeared to be sitting in a chair, so I know it can be done.

: Any advice appreciated. Please email me or post to this forum (I read it every week.) Thanks!

: --Aabra Jaggard

I also use a chair most of the time,and it is also 21". I play an old German flatback and play it cello style so it makes it easy to
play in thumb position and close to the bridge. What I found is that the best thing is the old strip of wood with two drilled holes.
One for the chair legg and the other for the endpin. Its crude,but accurate and perfect setting every time. I even painted it the same
color as my instrument and rounded the ends. Looks great. And only cost me one dollar at the hardware. After trying donuts,belts,adjustable
devices, and spending a lot of money trying to solve this problem, I found that what I used in high school is still the best solution.
Hope this helps.

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