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LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

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Jun 2nd, 2017 11:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"This makes me wonder - does anyone know of a guitar or bass player who plays a lefty flipped upside down to play it "right-handed"?"

Nope!

Texican

Cypress, TX

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Jun 5th, 2017 05:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"This makes me wonder - does anyone know of a guitar or bass player who plays a lefty flipped upside down to play it "right-handed"?"

I remember seeing a guy in Atlanta doing just that when he was doing Hendrix covers. He played a regular right-handed Strat for all the other tunes.

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Jun 7th, 2017 02:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If there aren't any right-handed guitarists who have chosen to play left-handed, it kinda shows how asinine it is for people to tell us lefty players that we should just play right-handed, because it puts our strongest/dominant hand/fingers on the fretboard ... okay, they why don't right-handed players do the same thing, and play left-handed guitars?

Sigh. Whenever you point this out to someone, they act like you've totally missed the point, when it is they who are clearly clueless.

>>RANT OVER

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Jun 7th, 2017 08:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, at least handedness and instrument orientation could dictate a certain finess with the strong hand, whether it's at the fingerboard or at the strings would be a moot point. There are amazing talents in each, and with enough practice it become irrelevant as either hand gaines mastery of it's location.

I don't think I suffered, playing right handed instruments since the age of 7 and doing nothing else considered right handed. In my original post I just explained how I became a right hand style payer. At that age and inexperience it would have been awkward either left or right. Beside the choice of instruments it's also nice to be able to sit in even if I don't have an instrument with me.

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Jun 8th, 2017 09:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Beside the choice of instruments it's also nice to be able to sit in even if I don't have an instrument with me."

This is so true.

The main advantage to being left-handed is that it keeps other people's greasy mitts off your guitars (for the most part...they still have to touch 'em at least once!).

LHW

Southwest Florida

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Jun 8th, 2017 10:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

""The main advantage to being left-handed is that it keeps other people's greasy mitts off your guitars (for the most part...they still have to touch 'em at least once!).""

So true!!


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Jun 8th, 2017 01:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"The main advantage to being left-handed is that it keeps other people's greasy mitts off your guitars (for the most part...they still have to touch 'em at least once!)."

"o) I've managed that by playing fretless. It scares off the Bozos, my experience is any bassest who asks to play the fretless is usually competent.

digiboy

New York City

Sep 9th, 2017 09:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I recently saw Eric Gales. He plays left handed on a righty guitar strung right handed. Takes full advantage of the "upside-down" string placement. This guy is a force of nature. Yes he does some Hendrix covers but he's more than that. A real performer and show-man. Check him out. You won't regret it.

fadehook

Texas

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Sep 13th, 2017 01:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

(This message was last edited by fadehook at 05:56 PM, Sep 13th, 2017)

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Oct 22nd, 2017 08:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The mando player in my group has me going to the Song Farmers Circle out at the State Park. The guy who facilitates the group is left handed and he plays both right handed banjo and guitar strung for right and played left handed.

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