Despite my previous posts where I indicated a preference for the Gitano support over any of the ErgoPlay models, I finally decided to try an ErgoPlay Troster support. Up until now I have always been put off by the appearance of the ErgoPlay supports, and the need to constantly attach and removed them. However, I have since learned that the ErgoPlay supports are incredibly stable, and despite these drawbacks I intend to keep using one.
I chose the Troster support specifically for its increased adjustment potential, though before buying it I had come across a few threads here where people felt that it raised the guitar too high. When I first started to experiment with the Troster, I found the number of possible adjustments to be a bit overwhelming, and I could not find any good information on how to go about adjusting it. I'm starting this thread to share some adjustment tips that I have learned through trial and error, and I'm really hoping that others will chime in with additional tips.
Height adjustment: Like others before me, my initial reaction to the Troster was that I just could not get the guitar low enough. The biggest single adjustment that helped with this was to make use of the slotted tracks that the suction cups ride in. By experimenting with different angles for the arm that attaches to the guitar nearest to the lower bout, I was able to find a position that placed the guitar low enough for me. In my case, this arm of the support is nearly perpendicular to the side of the guitar.
In/out angle of the guitar: Here, I'm referring to what happens when you pull the head of the guitar back, or push it forward, not the vertical tilt of the guitar. What helped most with this was the position of the adjustment knob within the sliding track attached to the plate that sits on your thigh (the inner track). Placing the adjustment knob higher in that track will move that part of the guitar away from your body, and moving it lower will move that part of the guitar towards your body.
Tilt: Tilt is adjusted by changing the angle formed by the intersection of the arm that attaches to the guitar (outer arm), and the other arm that extends up from the thigh plate (inner arm).
I hope this information is helpful. Please share any additional tips that you may have!