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Guitar Flip / Guitar Spin Tutorial (seriously)

October 19, 2019

Okay, the guitar flip. If you don’t
it up it’s super cool. You have to work up to it, up and over with the catch,
finishing move and done. Now, it goes by pretty fast, so you have to pay attention.
Don’t lean forward too much. lean a little over to the right. Square it
perpendicular to your pelvis. You’re pushing down on the top of the neck at
about the third fret. Give it a good push, and then duck away a bit before the
catch, and work in a finishing move. Yeah. Okay, now everything is looking good up
to this point right here, but your strap will be getting a lot of friction from
your armpit, and the strap will want to sag in front, making your headstock want
to smash you in your eye. So, you’ll want to make sure to duck your pretty little
face out of the way at the very end there. If you’re going to commit to the
guitar flip, you have to prep your guitar. I recommend a medium-weight Strat type
P.O.S. for starters. You have to have a heavy-duty strap, and while strap locks
are okay, I recommend concrete screws with washers on both sides of the strap.
I use a Dunlop Double D strap because they’re heavy-duty and long. If you have
a wireless, tape it to the strap. Don’t rely on the metal clip. You can do it
with a cord, I do it all the time, just make sure you’re in front of your cable.
Okay, seriously, take my advice and be careful! If your strap, or your strap pin
screw breaks, you’ll be lucky if all you get is a broken headstock. Just think of
a Telecaster flying at great velocity into someone’s face in the front row and
be careful for God’s sakes. This is Jordan: Redlight Records. Good


  • Reply Guap Dolo April 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    You remind me of Billy Joe Thorton

  • Reply guitar maniac May 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    hey i taped the cable on the strap but i screued it up any other advice?

  • Reply Haniel Paez June 12, 2012 at 4:10 am

    q buen tutorial….
    un like…

  • Reply Redlight Records June 19, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Umm, the cable for a wireless? – if so shouldn't matter, you should be worried about the transmitter – for a regular guitar cable you should just run the cable up and over your strap button then into the guitar jack. as long as you're in front of your cable, it will flip up over your shoulder along with your guitar.

  • Reply Redlight Records June 19, 2012 at 5:52 am

    ? maybe Billy Bob Thornton? he's cool.

  • Reply Redlight Records June 19, 2012 at 5:53 am

    glad to help

  • Reply Mc Lovin October 9, 2012 at 3:24 am

    i kept practicing for weeks, but the strap slips off of my shoulder -_-

  • Reply HydenGuitarPlayer February 10, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Can I do that whit a leather strap?


  • Reply Redlight Records April 29, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    sure the most important part of the strap is where the strap pin rests. It must be sturdy or your strap pin will simply rip through and send your guit flying

  • Reply Redlight Records April 29, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    perhaps your spin is off to the side too much. you want the arc of your spin to be as vertical as possible.

  • Reply Marko Matic June 21, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Can I just use a duct tape as a strap lock?

  • Reply Redlight Records June 22, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Dude, it's not about your strap accidentally coming off your strap pins, it's about your strap pins breaking or the strap ripping through at the ends. We're talking some serious G forces here.

  • Reply abrox July 8, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Best tutorial ever!


  • Reply Redlight Records July 11, 2013 at 4:49 am

    ahhh you make-a me blush…

  • Reply Brent Mena October 7, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    I like how he had to put SERIOUSLY in the title

  • Reply Redlight Records October 14, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    any material strap is fine – it's the sturdiness of the amount of material between the strap pin and the floor that's important.

  • Reply Redlight Records October 14, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    yeah, actually. spinning it head stock first tends to put less stress on the strap, and decreases the chance of you bashing yourself in the face. It's also harder to catch and doesn't look nearly as cool 😉

  • Reply Redlight Records October 20, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Actually my wife asked me the very same thing the other night…

  • Reply Alex Gardner December 13, 2013 at 2:42 am

    I throw my guitar the opposite direction I find it easier and a tad safer

  • Reply Kek5kopF April 3, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    you nailed it. :>

  • Reply Goodnight Harvey June 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

    this guy is so funny

  • Reply Vu Le October 21, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    "If you dont fuck it up – Its super-cool!"     AWESOME!  😀

  • Reply Görkem Türemiş November 7, 2014 at 1:33 am

    science rulez !

  • Reply Devin Romero February 17, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Can you upload a lesson on how to use the formula in application to the spin in a real-time situation. I want a mathematically perfect spin, ya know. The same way a face can be mathematically perfect according to the golden rule. My middle name is Da Vinci. No, seriously.

  • Reply David Keith February 26, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    This sounds soooo much like corey taylor

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  • Reply Julian Koren March 10, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    wtf 1:07

  • Reply Apo Plexic May 8, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Hell yeah. James from Metallica speaking. Can you do some audiobooks for me to catch some sleep at night :-

  • Reply Flibsi Flub July 12, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I laughed when those equations popped up XD

  • Reply Brett Basil August 13, 2016 at 2:48 am


  • Reply Tristan Radeka October 30, 2016 at 3:15 am

    Watching just because I wanted to see someone do it without sending a guitar flying. I don't understand why people don't just use strap locks

  • Reply Curtis Clark January 9, 2018 at 1:44 am

    Seat belts……they don’t burn and they will never tear. Cinderella used seat belts. I used them and never missed.

  • Reply Adam Gordon October 12, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    What guitar you rocking there buddy?

  • Reply DelicateSoundOfThunder December 16, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    I just love that he added the definition of derivative hahahah

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