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Offline GazzerBee

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I'm new here and I play guitar upside down!
« on: January 05, 2015, 08:13:49 PM »
Hi everyone.

I just stumbled upon this forum because a friend of our band posted some photos here; 

http://guitaristguild.com/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=78 .   

I've been playing guitar for over 40 years. I'm basically left handed but I play inverted (i.e. upside down so the strings are reverse of what they should be!). I've come across a few other players who do the same e.g. the brilliant Eric Gales. I just wondered if anyone here does the same or knows someone else who does??? Cheers!



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Re: I'm new here and I play guitar upside down!
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2015, 08:46:13 PM »
Hi GazzerBee, Happy new year to you, and welcome to GG.  Feel free to post up any tracks, youtube clips, pics or links etc. Look forward to seeing you around the in the forum.

This are a tad quiet here, so if you have any ideas to drum up a few members please do.

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Re: I'm new here and I play guitar upside down!
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 10:13:22 PM »
I don't believe I've seen the guitar played/strung that way. Was there a reason you decided to play that way? Did it feel more natural for example?

Oh, and welcome to the forum :)
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Re: I'm new here and I play guitar upside down!
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2015, 05:08:16 PM »
Welcome to the forums, GazzerBee.  I don't play that way either, but I can appreciate how 'different' it would be.

Settle in and make yourself at home, and as Mick mentioned, feel free to post up some tracks/videos.  Love to hear/see some of your work...
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Re: I'm new here and I play guitar upside down!
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2015, 07:46:09 PM »
At least reading TABS would be the right way up. lol..  8)
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Re: I'm new here and I play guitar upside down!
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2015, 01:21:04 PM »
Maybe if I did that I could get my head around Rocksmith having the strings displaying the wrong way around. Nah, too old to change habits now  ;)

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Re: I'm new here and I play guitar upside down!
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2015, 05:38:04 PM »
Maybe if I did that I could get my head around Rocksmith having the strings displaying the wrong way around. Nah, too old to change habits now  ;)

I should try Rocksmith then tbh, it would probably suite me better..  :D My son has a copy somewhere, although it's the first version.
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