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borderlandmonk

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Maybe overlooked ... I was in Guitar Center the other night looking for a strap for my electric and I didn't see anything very good. Most are nylon straps, kind of cheap looking, maybe not to comfortable ... Gibson has a vintage series but they want $110 for the thing ... oh, it's nice.

Any ideas?

What did Duane Allman use? What do some of the pros use? I can't find any info on that ....

thanks

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Maybe overlooked ... I was in Guitar Center the other night looking for a strap for my electric and I didn't see anything very good. Most are nylon straps, kind of cheap looking, maybe not to comfortable ... Gibson has a vintage series but they want $110 for the thing ... oh, it's nice.

Any ideas?

What did Duane Allman use? What do some of the pros use? I can't find any info on that ....

thanks

compart1

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Joined: 06/27/09

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The Ernie Ball, inexpensive strap nylon work find finen for me.. The inexpensive faux leather type suck.. They tend to get ragged edges and it irrate the neck.. At least that's is my experience. I have not needed strap clips to this point, but I do check often and always pick guitar up as if it had no strap..
If I was styling at public events, I might want something more attractive.
If I was to have something fancy, I might go to the local leather shop in town for a custom one..

Check here for sample..
http://www.zackwhite.com/2-12in-Tooled-Leather-Guitar-Strap-Custom-Cut_p_4923.html

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The Ernie Ball, inexpensive strap nylon work find finen for me.. The inexpensive faux leather type suck.. They tend to get ragged edges and it irrate the neck.. At least that's is my experience. I have not needed strap clips to this point, but I do check often and always pick guitar up as if it had no strap..
If I was styling at public events, I might want something more attractive.
If I was to have something fancy, I might go to the local leather shop in town for a custom one..

Check here for sample..
http://www.zackwhite.com/2-12in-Tooled-Leather-Guitar-Strap-Custom-Cut_p_4923.html

JeffS65

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I live by Planet Waves Woven straps. I've got 5 instruments with these straps. Soft, comfortable and long enough too.

Example of one I have:Link >>

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I live by Planet Waves Woven straps. I've got 5 instruments with these straps. Soft, comfortable and long enough too.

Example of one I have:Link >>

Razbo

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Straps are a big deal. To me anyway.

The seatbelt straps work great. They never wear out and they are cheap.

Some people find them "slidy" and if you have a neck heavy guitar, you might consider another material with more friction on the shoulder.

I prefer leather straps, and my most comfortable one only cost about $30. I think my most expensive is only about $45. $110? For a belt? lolololololol
...so ever since then, I always hang on to the buckle.

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Straps are a big deal. To me anyway.

The seatbelt straps work great. They never wear out and they are cheap.

Some people find them "slidy" and if you have a neck heavy guitar, you might consider another material with more friction on the shoulder.

I prefer leather straps, and my most comfortable one only cost about $30. I think my most expensive is only about $45. $110? For a belt? lolololololol
...so ever since then, I always hang on to the buckle.

borderlandmonk

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Franklin Strap

Bought a Franklin Leather strap, 50's vintage style, thin one with padded shoulder for my electrics. I'll give it a shot.

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Franklin Strap

Bought a Franklin Leather strap, 50's vintage style, thin one with padded shoulder for my electrics. I'll give it a shot.

aschleman

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Joined: 04/26/05

Posts: 2032

My outlook on straps is: As long as it keeps my guitar from hitting the floor and doesn't give me blisters, that's the strap I'll use.

I use Fender straps.... I will never pay over 30 dollars on a strap, sorry. I have a cotton tweed vintage fender strap that is teh most comfortable strap i have ever used and i got it for like 12 dollars on musicians friend...

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My outlook on straps is: As long as it keeps my guitar from hitting the floor and doesn't give me blisters, that's the strap I'll use.

I use Fender straps.... I will never pay over 30 dollars on a strap, sorry. I have a cotton tweed vintage fender strap that is teh most comfortable strap i have ever used and i got it for like 12 dollars on musicians friend...

M Oberholtzer

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Joined: 12/19/09

Posts: 5

Levy's straps are very nice quality leather. I prefer their styles made with heavier leather. I need the extra-long size so I must shop around.

If you can use the standard length, there are sometimes good sales at Musicians Friend and good deals on eBay.

Best wishes.

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Levy's straps are very nice quality leather. I prefer their styles made with heavier leather. I need the extra-long size so I must shop around.

If you can use the standard length, there are sometimes good sales at Musicians Friend and good deals on eBay.

Best wishes.

stevecoltharp501

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Joined: 07/14/19

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I have a synthetic, wide in the middle and soft (I do not remember the company, but laziness to climb into a backpack).
But the ends of his leather. But the belt is all garbage, the main thing is to be comfortable. I am looking for a good leather. Would you advise? https://leather-toolkits.com/reviews/best-leather-guitar-straps/ As an example here

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I have a synthetic, wide in the middle and soft (I do not remember the company, but laziness to climb into a backpack).
But the ends of his leather. But the belt is all garbage, the main thing is to be comfortable. I am looking for a good leather. Would you advise? https://leather-toolkits.com/reviews/best-leather-guitar-straps/ As an example here

snojones

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I use a traditional Guatamalan woven cotton belt. I simply removed the screws that attach the strap buttons to the guitar. I then used a bic pen to open the weave of the strap enough for the small side of the now loose strap buttons to fit through the hole in the weave. Then I screwed the buttons back to the body of the guitar....done.

This strap will not come off the guitar. The cotton strap breaths so no sweaty spot on your shoulder. It also has great friction so your guitar has less tendency to slip around on your shoulder, making the instrument easier to hold and play. The light weight strap takes up little or no space in the guitar case and I have never had a more comfortable strap. They also come in an infinant colors and patterns.

The down side is if you wish to use the strap on several diffrent guitars it doesn't just unbutton from the guitar. NOT CONVIENT TO THOSE WHO SUFFER FROM G.A.S... but the great part is that my guitar never slips off its buttons, no matter how I might thrash my guitar about. My answer is to this problem is to have a strap for every guitar.

I have used everything from a piece of string to an elaborately tooled leather strap. These cotton straps are the very best I have ever found.

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I use a traditional Guatamalan woven cotton belt. I simply removed the screws that attach the strap buttons to the guitar. I then used a bic pen to open the weave of the strap enough for the small side of the now loose strap buttons to fit through the hole in the weave. Then I screwed the buttons back to the body of the guitar....done.

This strap will not come off the guitar. The cotton strap breaths so no sweaty spot on your shoulder. It also has great friction so your guitar has less tendency to slip around on your shoulder, making the instrument easier to hold and play. The light weight strap takes up little or no space in the guitar case and I have never had a more comfortable strap. They also come in an infinant colors and patterns.

The down side is if you wish to use the strap on several diffrent guitars it doesn't just unbutton from the guitar. NOT CONVIENT TO THOSE WHO SUFFER FROM G.A.S... but the great part is that my guitar never slips off its buttons, no matter how I might thrash my guitar about. My answer is to this problem is to have a strap for every guitar.

I have used everything from a piece of string to an elaborately tooled leather strap. These cotton straps are the very best I have ever found.

jgul54

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Joined: 04/09/19

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I love Legato leather straps Very comfortable. Great quality and the price is a steal for what you get - $29 at Amazon. I own three!

Legato leather strap at Amazon

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I love Legato leather straps Very comfortable. Great quality and the price is a steal for what you get - $29 at Amazon. I own three!

Legato leather strap at Amazon