April, 14, 21

Best GoPro mount for Guitar

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Best GoPro mount for Guitar

Back in my day (which was not that long ago, actually), we didn't have GoPro guitar mounts - just a mobile phone with a surprisingly bad camera and desire to show the world how we rock'n'roll. Me - I was one of those self-taught kids who learned a bunch of their favorite songs from the guitar tutorial legends that were kind enough to provide a text or PDF tab alongside the video since my GuitarPro wasn't working. Those were the days.

Nostalgia aside, I'm glad that the rock scene (musicians in general) now has multiple platforms to express their artistic skill. While my guitar playing skills are not for the public's ears (trust me on this), I lowkey wanted to record some of my improvisations and share them with the world. With guitar mounts for GoPro, it's much easier to set up and record hard riffs, crazy arpeggios, and acoustic medleys. 

There are a few ways you can mount a GoPro camera to your guitar, and the most common one is attaching a jaws-type of a mount to the headstock and pointing the camera down the neck, showing which notes you play. You can even go all the way at the top of the headstock for a more powerful frame. If you are rocking on high notes, consider placing an adhesive tape GoPro guitar mount to the upper bout of the guitar. Hands down it is best used for solos as you can show which notes you play and strings you pluck. A third way is to place the camera just below the bridge and point it at the headstock, which will also keep both your hands and face in the frame.

Again, depending on your goal, one mount is better than the other, so without further ado, let's see which GoPro mounts for guitar will get you a curtain call!

Zoom GHM-1 Guitar Headstock Mount

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Zoom GHM-1 Guitar Headstock Mount

It is designed in such a way that it can be attached to your guitar permanently. You can attach the GoPro camera with the headstock of the guitar for getting unexpected video shots. You can also fix this clamp on your desk or something else which you can move around. A variety of surfaces are available for the attachment of this device with unique perspectives.

It is used with any camera which has two-prong mounting. It is mainly compatible with the Zoom Q2n-4k, Q4n, Q8, and its construction is quite sturdy. The weight of this headstock mount is 0.5 pounds and the prices are also not very high. It is available in black color which gives a cool look to your guitar.

Steps of installation of Zoom GHM-1 guitar headstock mount:

  1. Connect the ACM-1 adapter which is sold separately to the ¼” threading of your zoom video recorder.
  2. Then connect the ACM-1 adapter to GHM-1.
  3. Then you can now mount your Zoom camera to the headstock of a guitar to record your performance.

GoPro Removable Instrument Mount

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GoPro Removable Instrument Mount

You can mount your guitar with GoPro to get impressive video shots during performances or practice. These are removable mounts that are temporary and can be removed easily without damaging your guitar. Just pull the tabs with your hands and no tool is required for this. You really don’t need to buy the hook if you are going to just do an adapter plate there is no reason to buy a hook. You can buy just the packages of refills. These are the medium strips that work well with the adhesive mount size. Just read the instructions on the back of the pack that how to attach it to a surface.

It mainly includes 3 mounts and 2 adhesive chips which can be replaced in which you can reuse the mounts but the chips are for single use only. Its weight is 0.1 kilogram and has damage-free hanging hooks. The camera for the same is sold separately. On separating the tabs no scratches are formed and easy to use again.

Steps of installation of GoPro removable instrument mount are:

  1. First of all clean the surface of the guitar or any other surface on which you want to mount your GoPro.
  2. Take the command brand strips, the adhesive strips and you stick one side on the aluminum and then the other side pells off and stuck on the surface.
  3. When you are done you can pull this tab straight down and it releases the adhesive.

GoPro the Jam - Adjustable Music Mount

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GoPro The Jam Adjustable Music Mount

Mount your GoPro to anything on the surface to give you the best view for your rehearsal and performances. Jam can be used on guitar headstocks and it is highly adjustable which is very flexible. You can move its direction from here and there. The existing GoPro jaws flex clamp are seriously strong and it”s been known to crush guitar neck until the jam supplied in several interconnecting parts that jam is designed to specifically attach to anything from guitar necks to keyboards without damaging the equipment. It is adjustable to help you get the best angle although maybe not so much as the versatile gooseneck supplied with the jaws clamp with a matte black plastic construction with a few metal parts thrown into the mix gel mount itself is rather robust but yet lightweight. It continues with a high quality we have come to expect from GoPro essence its a boom mount with a clamp at one end and an adjustable arm where users can attach any GoPro camera directly to the standard GoPro mount at the very end the clamp itself with a single logo is rather simple in construction with two jaws held open with a metal spring in between and a single thumbscrew that can be turned to open and close jaws of the clamp taking off the jaws the rubberized finish ensures the clamp grip onto its subject and remains firmly in place the mount is primarily aimed at musicians.

It can be customized into 3 different lengths. With the help of this, you can not only shoot yourself but also your band members with the help of its multiple swivels. It has versatile mounting for a very wide range of activities which is beyond the music. It is available in black color with a weight of 0.31 pounds. Along with the lightweight, it also has an adjustable design.

Wherever they are attached they hold firm without damaging the equipment. It has a good level of flexibility to position the camera directly where it is needed to be an additional thumb screw beneath the camera itself and other at the clamp end allows the mount or camera to be rotated in either direction. Although marketed towards musicians that jam mount can not only be used on guitars but any other slim object or pole making it a great alternative to the jaws clamp. The jam does offer a more rigid final structure over the jaws clamp. The jaws are quicker and easier to attach and it’s just versatile. The customizable design is a great feature

Suptig Jaws Flex Clamp Gooseneck Mount

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Suptig Jaws Flex Clamp Gooseneck Mount

It is a gooseneck adjustable camera that can move in different directions for a better shoot. Their installation is very easy. They can be installed anywhere such as on a desk, tree, guitar, etc. but not on any moving object. It is adjustable so you just feed that out there and you can change the size depending on what item you are packing around so it is a nice item for you.

It can be compatible with GoPro Hero 9, Hero8, Hero7, Hero6, Hero5, Hero 2018, Hero Session, Hero4, Hero3+, Hero3, Hero2, and the action cameras like Arlo pro, Compatible with Arlo, Arlo go, Arlo pro 2. There is a rubber strap on the clamp which is used to tighten it on smaller poles.

Steps to install the suptig jaws flex clamp mount are:-

  1. First, you attach it to a rubber grommet just on there line it up with the attachment give it a press until it clicks.
  2. Get the GoPro attachment of the crocodile clip and get it on the guitar.
  3. Now you have to adjust the GoPro hinges just so that when you tilt the camera up and bend according to your need.
Ivan Slovic
An amateur at being an amateur photographer and videographer.