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Help choosing a new guitar strap

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Chud, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Chud

    Chud Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 30, 2010
    New York City
    I recently picked up a guitar that sports a bit of a racing heritage, and I want to find the right strap to match.

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    The images are a bit dark, but it's a nice and deep sapphire blue. My immediate thought is a vinyl or leather guitar strap with its own racing stripe. I've found a few examples that I like in various complementary colors without being to gaudy. The first is probably my favorite thus far, matching the tone of the guitar pretty well, but maybe too well.

    rx_blue_white_sparkle_guitar_strap_01_1.jpg rx_blue_white_sparkle_guitar_strap_04.jpg

    They also have a vintage blue color that might be a nice contrast.


    Then a slightly different style from a maker outside the US.

    Righton Race Blue.jpg
    Righton Race Black.jpg

    I like both of these, but would have to make sure I could get one shipped to the US. Levy's has a racing line as well, but they're really frigging shiny and I don't think I like them that much.


    Any other ideas or directions to go?
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  2. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Maybe a nice comfortable white Italia strap, then have your favorite shoe-repair shop sew on a color-coordinated racing-related patch you got off the internet.
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  3. jvin248

    jvin248 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 18, 2014
    Near Detroit, MI

    Couch straps, made from car seatbelts (I think new old stock), or it might be Soulder.


  4. CV Jee Beez

    CV Jee Beez Tele-Meister

    Nov 24, 2016
    Duarte, CA
    Couch all the way! Really nice people and great looking straps.
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  5. bparnell57

    bparnell57 Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 10, 2014
    Philadelphia, PA
    Seatbelt strap with a patch or two would be my vote.

    That or those imported ones because those pick slots are way too cool.
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  6. Chud

    Chud Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 30, 2010
    New York City
    Didn't even process that until you noted it. That's a really cool little plus for those.

    I'm kind of leaning toward the vintage vinyl colored Couch Strap currently, but not pulling the trigger for a while, so keep em coming!

  7. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 8, 2010
    Up North
    It's a ROLEX.
    Git ya one of these for a strap!
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  8. bparnell57

    bparnell57 Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 10, 2014
    Philadelphia, PA
    I dig those straps for sure, but to me they scream more Kustom Tuck and Roll amp than vintage car.
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  9. Dean James

    Dean James Tele-Meister

    May 13, 2016
    Podunk, New England
    I do like those racing stripe straps you've got up at the top; they seem to go well visually with the instrument.

    Consider Reunion Blues straps. Wool & leather. Very comfortable, nice looking. The pinstriped ones are elegant. Here's one in blue:

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  10. rburd2

    rburd2 Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 13, 2016
    Georgia, US
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  11. Fred Rogers

    Fred Rogers Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2013
    Long Island
    This! Best straps ever! Plus they are vegan friendly. No animals killed for straps.
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  12. perttime

    perttime Tele-Holic

    Apr 13, 2014
    I seem to buy darker than the guitar (and leather with rough side down). Not sure what I'd do with a very dark colored guitar...
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  13. Lupo

    Lupo Tele-Holic

    May 19, 2014
    I would go for Couch. According to the pictures (that could be misleading) the vintage blue should work better.
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  14. Chud

    Chud Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 30, 2010
    New York City
    Oooh, me likey! There are some really cool designs in there.

    Most of my current straps are in the $20-40 range, but every now and then I splurge a bit on the right guitar and for the right strap.

    Yeah, I don't want to get one that matches exactly, but in this case darker would likely have to be black. They have a black/white, but it doesn't really grab me.


    They also have a white/black, but I don't know about a white guitar strap. Makes me feel like I would be wearing Herb Tarlek's belt and shoes. :lol:


    Yeah the vintage blue is becoming my favorite of those straps. Here are a few more shots of that one.

    vintage_blue_racer_white_stripe_guitar_strap_05.jpg Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 8.47.37 AM.png Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 8.49.29 AM.png

  15. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    Don't mix vertical stripes with horizontal stripes. That creates visual dissonance. Let the guitar be the focus and get a strap in a complementary colour.
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  16. PCollen

    PCollen Tele-Afflicted

    May 7, 2010
    Man of the World
    Classic black is always a good choice:


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  17. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 11, 2006
    Greater Boston

  18. Chud

    Chud Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 30, 2010
    New York City
    Interesting perspective. Kind of like wearing stripes with plaid. o_O:D


    The cool thing about the stripes on the guitar is that they curve upward toward the strap at the back, so it would almost be like creating a full circle with the stripes.
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  19. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
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