Do you stand when you practice v gaming chair or stool?

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Hi Guys,

What I really want to know is: does anyone practice using a gaming chair, with no arms.

I either stand or use a stool.

The gaming chair does look inviting but also takes a lot of room.

What do you do?

G
 

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I stand a fair deal when I play. A thousand people must have said it, so I don't know whom to attribute it to, but "to play rock 'n' roll, you have to feel it". For some more intricate recording in particular I'll sit on a stool, but my fav is still one foot on the AC15 and have the guitar resting on that leg. The armless "gaming" chairs are something I've looked at, but never felt attracted enough to buy one for that. If my arse hurts from the stool, I stand or - if exhausted - add something soft. I also like to lean my butt against a desk/cab/similar. Takes a bit less energy than standing (wow, did I get that old?).
 

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I always stand when playing electric. I never sat when gigging so I never thought I should sit when practicing. Even though I no longer gig, I still always stand when I play electric. Also, for some reason, my left arm goes numb when I play electric while sitting.

Acoustic is a little different. Maybe it's the body shape, but I can play those sitting without my arm going numb.
 

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Sit whilst playing at home, gaming chair with just the right arm removed. The left armrest is still used whilst toiling away on the computer. Also use a medical stool like you see at your doctors office. Adjustable height, remove wheels and use glides. Stool is well padded. They used to be cheap, under $50, but not so much now...
 

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I have an Office chair without Armrests. But I play standing upright as often as possible. I find my posture is better when standing up, and sometimes by back is aching when I have played sitting down for a long time.
I also have one of these:
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And that one is actually great.
 

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An adjustable office chair with wheels and no arms.

There's something to be said for standing while playing though..If one is going to stand at a gig, they should practice while standing at least part of the time. I've spent too much time sitting and it shows when I stand and try to solo, makes it harder.

It just doesn't look right for a rock player to be sitting..Jeff Baxter is the only one who could pull that off and make it look cool!
 

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Hi Guys,

What I really want to know is: does anyone practice using a gaming chair, with no arms.

I either stand or use a stool.

The gaming chair does look inviting but also takes a lot of room.

What do you do?

G

For me, a gaming chair makes great for the PC desk, guitar playing, and gaming. I highly recommend a gaming chair for these reasons, but I extremely recommend getting a chair that has arms that can fold up vertically and out of the way. Stationary arms, and arms that merely 'telescope' up & down in position, SUCK for playing guitar, as they are always in the way. Once again, get a gaming chair (or otherwise) that has arms that can be raised upward and back out of your way, as if the chair had no arms at all. Gaming chairs can also allow you to recline in a way that is very comfortable for long hours of play. Some even have a foot rest.

I currently have this. This type of arm arrangement sucks, and I'm about to ditch it for something better:
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I also dislike these, because you can't even adjust the arms:
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This is what I'd recommend because you can swing the arms up and out of the way for guitar playing:
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I always stand. I think the only time I used a stool was when I had my hip replaced, and after the first week it two I was standing again. If I were to sit more, I'd pick something with back support, no arms, or arms that can fold away, and a chair that can adjust to a fairly high level.
 

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Mostly stand whenever I play electric. Acoustics are comfortable while sitting, electrics are not, that's been my take.

If I sit, i keep a bar stool lyin around for that!
Only problem, I can't reach the pedals when I am on it😋
 

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For me, a gaming chair makes great for the PC desk, guitar playing, and gaming. I highly recommend a gaming chair for these reasons, but I extremely recommend getting a chair that has arms that can fold up vertically and out of the way. Stationary arms, and arms that merely 'telescope' up & down in position, SUCK for playing guitar, as they are always in the way. Once again, get a gaming chair (or otherwise) that has arms that can be raised upward and back out of your way, as if the chair had no arms at all. Gaming chairs can also allow you to recline in a way that is very comfortable for long hours of play. Some even have a foot rest.

I currently have this. This type of arm arrangement sucks, and I'm about to ditch it for something better:
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I also dislike these, because you can't even adjust the arms:
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This is what I'd recommend because you can swing the arms up and out of the way for guitar playing:
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why not just take the arms off?
 

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