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  • Anti Fatigue Mat For Live Shows & Rehearsals

    Hello everyone, so the cover band I'm in we do long shows and I believe it is sciatica and my lower back and left leg, sometimes both legs, get in extreme pain and sometimes completely numb when playing out or rehearsals and I was going to get an Anti Fatigue Mat and wanted your input as I'm looking to get one this week because we have shows next Tuesday and Saturday. I play guitar and have in front of me a pedalboard, not too large and wedge floor monitor and then my mic stand is usually placed off to the front side of my monitor.

    Anyone have experience with these and what size, brand, material, etc do you recommend? Any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
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  • #2
    I use a gel mat made for chefs in a commercial kitchen. I carry it around in a case made for yoga mats.
    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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    • #3
      We have several in our kitchen that are made for kitchen work. Wife loves them. One was from Costco, the others maybe from Amazon. I think I looked at the Amazon ones and just tried to judge the quality. They were all around $40.

      You can also look at ones made for standing desks. Our office has a lot of Varidesk users and the Varidesk mats are quite cushy.
      Originally posted by crusty philtrum
      Anyone who *sings* at me through their teeth deserves to have a bus drive through their face
      http://www.youtube.com/alexiansounds

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      • #4
        Buy a stool. Works for Robert Fripp.
        aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
          Buy a stool. Works for Robert Fripp.
          Just saw him last night!
          Actually, when I had some health issues, I kept all my gigs by sitting. It was fine.
          Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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          • #6
            Bruh, if you're causing your body damage then sit down, jeez!
            The things that you wanted
            I bought them for you

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            • #7
              Just saw him last night!
              And how was it, Dave?

              aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post

                And how was it, Dave?
                loud. complex. a lot of notes. and a lot of polyrhythms between 3 drummers.
                Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                • #9
                  I need video.
                  aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
                    I need video.
                    Pretty much this (note Fripp sitting far right, top):

                    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                    • #11
                      All that rhythm was captivating.
                      The things that you wanted
                      I bought them for you

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Clint 55 View Post
                        All that rhythm was captivating.
                        Live, it will turn anyone who hates drums into a fan.

                        BUT, the point is...if you are in pain while standing and playing, get a chef mat or sit. No need to play in pain.
                        Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                        • #13
                          You old geezers! lol Why don't we make a Geritol thread too.

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                          • #14
                            OP, are you wearing good shoes? Orthotic insoles made a world of difference for me, back & legs as well as feet.

                            I saw the original Discipline tour, with Buford & Belew. It blew me away. Still have the T-shirt.
                            Was able to catch the Beat tour the next year too. Small miracles, both, given my gigging schedule at the time.
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                            "My hovercraft is full of eels."

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                            • #15
                              You old geezers! lol Why don't we make a Geritol thread too.
                              Don't want to get old? Die young.

                              aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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