RobMacKillop wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:51 am
I was going to mention the Viking stands. I've never seen one in the flesh, as it were, but they do look well made.
Congratulations on the guitar. Let us know when you record a video or soundfile.
Thanks Rob! I’m working on a bass part and solo intro for the Baden Powell piece, Valsa Sem Nome. The bass part is pretty easy and I did record it during a rehearsal but want to get a better take.
It’s unusual to hear those deep bass notes along with a regular classical guitar, I’m quite taken with the effect.
How did you hear about the Viking stands? I think I’m leaning towards that one because the builder will build a custom stand if I send in a tracing of the guitar.
After some discussions with my luthier, I think I would like to get rid of the clamps and just have flat brackets to hold the back and end of the guitar, like the Tripodium. Since the guitar will always be angled back. I think that will be ok. I can’t risk damaging the soundboard with a clamp, especially the lower part near the bridge.
I don’t think I would ever have the courage to leave the guitar on the stand and walk away so it will only be used to play the beast. Playing the regular way feels like having a 5.5kg/12lb block of cement on my legs. That is to say nothing of the problem of holding the thing between my legs. I fear for my hip joints because of how wide I have to spread my legs.
Oh, I need to figure out if the Viking stand will go low enough since I will be playing seared.
All suggestions welcome.