Re: On the use of stools while playing

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Posted by Peter Schönfeld on December 15, 2000 at 11:40:20:

In Reply to: On the use of stools while playing posted by griff on March 15, 2000 at 21:06:02:

Hi !
I'm going from standing to sitting from standing to sitting and so on. I'm standing, cause in most cases in clubs there is not enough place for a bass stool on the stage and I'm to lazy to carry a stool too - and if there is a stool in the locations I'm playing they have different heights. So the intonation is different nearly every time when using the stools of the clubs.
For my playing sitting is much better. the reasons are the same as you described above. Now I'm looking for a transportable (very important) stool, not expensive, with leather or strong textile on the surface cause I don't want to get an wet a... caused by imitated leather stuff.
I've not found a solution yet. The double trolley from the danish guy, I don't know his name at the moment, seems to be a good solution, but it's to expensive. So I think I will have a look for adjustable drummer thrones.
One point to the playability of the double bass when sitting : the angle of the bass regarding to my body has to be in that way, that I'm able to bow without being handicapped by my knee when downstroking on the E-String. It depends on the kind of stool(footrests, which heights, adjustable) and what kind of bowing I use. I use german bowing.
For my health I think it's better to sit, cause it's less painfull in my back. Standing I'm crooked. So over the years playing the double bass I'm not very kind to my back. That has to change !
Best regards
kind to my back.

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