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Old 11-18-2009, 11:21 PM
darcemac darcemac is offline
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Neck pain from using stickphone

Just wondering whether other people have had bad neck pain from using
stickphones?
The first time I used my stickphone at a gig I ruined my neck, couldn't
turn it sideways for about a week and really painfull.
Now I'm too afraid of using the stick again...
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:23 PM
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Then don't. You learned your lesson.

If you touch something burning will you do it again? NO.

Jesus, just get normal headphone or hold them with your hands.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:30 PM
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Then don't. You learned your lesson.

If you touch something burning will you do it again? NO.

Jesus, just get normal headphone or hold them with your hands.

BWAHAHAHAHA! Classic!
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:00 AM
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Then don't. You learned your lesson.

If you touch something burning will you do it again? NO.

Jesus, just get normal headphone or hold them with your hands.


I wasn't really asking for advice, just as to whether other people have
had similar cases.

I do have normal headphone's, Sennheiser Hd's which I have used for
years without incident.
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:13 AM
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Don't be scared to change sides, and don't spend too long holding it with your shoulder. If you want any pro that uses one a lot, you will notice that they hold it with their hand a lot and only use their shoulder when they mix, which is a very small portion between songs.

I only just started using one recently and haven't found any problems at all, but I make sure it's down somewhere most of the time.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:38 AM
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If you want any pro that uses one a lot, you will notice that they hold it with their hand a lot and only use their shoulder when they mix, which is a very small portion between songs.

Personally I dont really understand the point of keping it to your ear AT ALL while your actually mixing.

I use it to beatmatch the two tracks but as soon as I'm about to bring the new track in to the mix I put the stick down and use the moniters. So much better. Only time I would pick it back up is if I think something is starting to slip. Then I'd pick it up just to confirm that, make the adjustment and put it back down.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:57 AM
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Mine is bent like a wave and sits perfect on my neck and shoulder area.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:13 AM
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Like Kevin I to only use mine to cue the track then I put it down unless the mix needs fixing!

Like ArmenianSoul I can sit mine on my shoulder without bending my neck!

Mind you I just blew mine up so I am back using my HD25’s until I buy a new one!!!
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:27 AM
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I want to upgrade mines also, i hate the sound of the v700, too chirpy. I am going to go to Red Boy Stix this time, the guy is so cool to talk too on the phone. I am looking for a v900 headphone, but i cannot find an authentic one of those and they are discontinued by Sony. So my next round of choice will be the MDR 7509 and thats it!
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:33 AM
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Personally I dont really understand the point of keeping it to your ear AT ALL while your actually mixing.

I use it to beat match the two tracks but as soon as I'm about to bring the new track in to the mix I put the stick down and use the monitors. So much better. Only time I would pick it back up is if I think something is starting to slip. Then I'd pick it up just to confirm that, make the adjustment and put it back down.


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Old 11-19-2009, 12:21 PM
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Just skip all the hassle and play the records from the very beginning to the very end. All the people at the party can wait.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:29 PM
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like what he said

use the stick for like 10 seconds to get the beats in chek then put it down and do your thing most of the time mine stays down unless i need to check the beat

im actually using a telphone now and you would think a hard plastic or bakelite whatever surface would get painful but its designed for ppl to gab for hours with so i find its great.

most of the ppl that use a stick use the monitor speakers to listen to the blends live as they do them
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:44 PM
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You should try out the ultrasone's. They sound great and are safer for your ears than conventional headphones. I have a pair. I love them!
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:07 PM
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Just skip all the hassle and play the records from the very beginning to the very end. All the people at the party can wait.

Sounds like a nice Loft party type of vibe.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:45 PM
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Big thanks to all the very positive and helpful responses
cheers guys!!

I think my problem with using the stick-phone was that
I had no monitor where I was playing (in a bar) and was using the
mixers cue-pgm to listen and eqing all while holding the phone.
Learnt my lesson big time!

I will give it a go again as I really like the concept of the stick.

Peace
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:48 PM
Fred Bissnette Fred Bissnette is offline
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its an aquired taste for sure but once you get used to it youll never go back and youll be more confident mixing on any soundsystem with this type of monitor

peas
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:55 PM
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Just skip all the hassle and play the records from the very beginning to the very end. All the people at the party can wait.


Yeh I would love to do that, let the music breath and work its magic
as it was meant to do!

I guess like most Dj's you get caught up on beat-mixing everything
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:40 AM
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tee scott would fold a towel in quarters to prevent his neck from hurting, or try marios new stick you dont have to bend your neck, last but no least shrugs at the gym
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