how to best support lute from sliding etc

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emeraldvalley
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how to best support lute from sliding etc

Post by emeraldvalley » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:00 pm

I have just started playing lute, being primarily a guitarist.
Is there some kind of gripping material( non damaging) to keep the lute in place better? or some alternative system
thank you Ray

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Re: how to best support lute from sliding etc

Post by emeraldvalley » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:02 pm

is there a way to keep the lute from sliding when playing with some kind of gripping system or other support
Its very frustrating with the sliding
thank you Ray

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Re: how to best support lute from sliding etc

Post by muirtan » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:18 pm

I found this useful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C03fsBh5IUg and I use the stuff put under rugs to stop them slipping on my left knee.

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Re: how to best support lute from sliding etc

Post by Luuttuaja » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:52 am

Many lutenists use a piece of chamois under the lute.

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Re: how to best support lute from sliding etc

Post by edwardsguitar » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:12 pm

I put both feet up on the footstool, creating a lap for the lute which keeps it stable and is comfortable also.

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Re: how to best support lute from sliding etc

Post by amezcua » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:47 am

There is a sealant /glue that has an unusual property. It can be spread on cloth and when it dries it has tremendous grip without being sticky . Sikaflex EBT is the name. It will glue wooden blocks to tiles . Many builders rely on it . It`s especially good with varnished surfaces and will not slide so there is no wear by friction .

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Re: how to best support lute from sliding etc

Post by AndreiKrylov » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:32 am

I put my lute on strap. No sliding.
there are some other options to put non-sliding material between lute and body.
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Re: how to best support lute from sliding etc

Post by RobMacKillop » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:59 pm

I use a piece of rubber matting.

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Re: how to best support lute from sliding etc

Post by amezcua » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:13 pm

Rubber matting ? What type of rubber is that? The EBT is polyurethane rubber and is far better than chamois leather . By better I mean if you compare the grip scientifically or in a simple practical test the leather will fail . The lining grid material sold in rolls is not recommended against varnish . I think the makers warn about that . If you buy the EBT it will mend most things in your house so it will not be wasted . Just do a comparison test . EBT needs about 3 days to cure .

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Re: how to best support lute from sliding etc

Post by celestemcc » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:18 pm

I bought a yard of neoprene fabric from Amazon (1/8" thick, black; or buy 2mm thick). I cut a few pieces roughly 8" x 12" and use one on each thigh to hold the guitar. Works really well! Just never let it get wet...! You'll have plenty left over to share with others.
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