#1May 19th, 2011 · 06:53 PM
102 threads / 59 songs
204 posts
Canada
A Tip for New Musicians
Hey. I wanted to share one small tip that I think can very easily make you a much better musician. This is it:

Buy an instrument stand!

Unless your instrument requires a very particular atmosphere (in which case you're probably playing a very good instrument and hopefully by corollary a very good musician) keeping it out in the open where you can plainly see and access it is the easiest way to encourage yourself to practice.

That's it. Stands are ludicrously expensive considering the tiny task they perform but worth every penny in what you get back.
#2May 20th, 2011 · 08:06 AM
371 threads / 187 songs
3,348 posts
United Kingdom
Yeah, but the problem is I have a small bedroom and about 8 instruments...lol, BUT The acoustic is on a stand, which I practice everyday
#3May 20th, 2011 · 09:21 AM
5 threads
24 posts
United Kingdom
How to make a cheap-ass folding guitar stand.
If price is a problem, here's a cheapo alternative.

You will need...

A piece of scrap wood(or MDF/chipboad/similar) approx 50x30x1.5cm  (20x12x5/8 in).
(This can be adapted as necessary for other instruments)
A saw
A drill
A screwdriver.
A hinge (not essential)
Short screws to attach the hinge.
Some cloth
Some glue
A piece of string



Cut your wood into two (roughly) identical pieces as shown.



Join the edges marked with 3 dots with your hinge.
OR
Place the pieces together, and glue some cloth from one side, over the 2 marked edges and on to the other. 
Once the glue has set, open flat, then glue some more cloth across the other side.
For added durability stitch the bits of cloth together through the hinge line.

Drill holes somewhere around the single dots. Thread a piece of string between them.
Adjust the length of the string to  a little less than the width of your guitar.
Tie knots at both ends to stop it slipping through the holes, and trim off any extra.

Glue some material along the cut edges to protect your guitar.

Le voila!
#4May 20th, 2011 · 05:16 PM
371 threads / 187 songs
3,348 posts
United Kingdom
re: How to make a cheap-ass folding guitar stand.
TheUrbanBassman wrote…
If price is a problem, here's a cheapo alternative.

You will need...

A piece of scrap wood(or MDF/chipboad/similar) approx 50x30x1.5cm  (20x12x5/8 in).
(This can be adapted as necessary for other instruments)
A saw
A drill
A screwdriver.
A hinge (not essential)
Short screws to attach the hinge.
Some cloth
Some glue
A piece of string



Cut your wood into two (roughly) identical pieces as shown.



Join the edges marked with 3 dots with your hinge.
OR
Place the pieces together, and glue some cloth from one side, over the 2 marked edges and on to the other. 
Once the glue has set, open flat, then glue some more cloth across the other side.
For added durability stitch the bits of cloth together through the hinge line.

Drill holes somewhere around the single dots. Thread a piece of string between them.
Adjust the length of the string to  a little less than the width of your guitar.
Tie knots at both ends to stop it slipping through the holes, and trim off any extra.

Glue some material along the cut edges to protect your guitar.

Le voila!

Have you made one you can take pic of and put on the AMP?
#5May 21st, 2011 · 06:45 AM
28 threads / 20 songs
255 posts
Australia
Guitar stand
Or just keep it on the floor/on the couch. But don't worry! Since you know have the urge to constantly practice, you will be making plenty o' money with your skills to buy many guitar stands in no time!
#6May 23rd, 2011 · 01:06 PM
179 threads / 52 songs
1,927 posts
Canada
You can get a cheapo decent stand for like $5-$10...thats not that expensive.
But I agree, having your instrument out where you can see it definitely encourages you to play it.
#7July 20th, 2011 · 02:31 PM
5 threads
17 posts
United States of America
Wall stands are the greatest for Guitars/Bass.  You can keep your floor space open and your guitars are right there in front of your face all the time   

Another tip:  PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!   Watching TV?  Practice some scales and keep your hands busy!
#8November 12th, 2011 · 02:23 PM
1 threads
2 posts
United Kingdom
Put your amp on a crate or box as well, getting it off the floor will improve the sound and its "stature".
#9February 8th, 2012 · 12:25 PM
4 threads
28 posts
Bangladesh
Yeah......I'm agree that PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE & PRACTICE................




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#10December 5th, 2015 · 01:16 PM
2 threads
1 posts
Thailand
I agree stand can help me read notation or chords.
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