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Is it smarter to spend money on a strap for every guitar, or to just switch one between guitars?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by adamgdog, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. adamgdog

    adamgdog Tele-Meister

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    I wasn't really sure where to post this, so here seemed as good of a place as any. So which do you think? One strap for many guitars, or a strap for every guitar?
     

  2. stratoman1

    stratoman1 Tele-Holic

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    Strap for every guitar is my solution. Much easier to change that way
     

  3. jayvan

    jayvan TDPRI Member

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    i have a strap for every guitar too. the accountant wouldnt approve, but each strap "thematically" matches its respective guitar. money is the root of all evil anyway... the faster i can get rid of that **** the better!
     

  4. Cazualwhiteguy

    Cazualwhiteguy TDPRI Member

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    Each guitar has its own strap. Changing them constantly would be annoying as hell and loosens up the ends, I like to keep those snug so they don't fall off randomly. I don't use strap locks.
     

  5. Tele1966

    Tele1966 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 30, 2014
    US
    No doubt and no question, in my world a strap for every guitar.
     

  6. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    I have one for each guitar and bass but then I don't buy $100 leather straps either. The type of end pins I use makes swapping straps around impractical.
     
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  7. sergiomajluf

    sergiomajluf Tele-Meister

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    One strap per guitar, and each one with strap locks, for added safety
     
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  8. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Another strap for every guitar voter here.
    Nice wide leather ones.
     
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  9. El Famoso

    El Famoso TDPRI Member

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    One per guitar. That way you always know what to say when someone needs Xmas/birthday ideas. Mine have gotten progressively nicer this way.
     
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  10. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    I have straplocks on every guitar I play - all Dunlops, so you can switch readily, and every strap is prepped for the locks also.

    I've got maybe 25 guitars for every one strap - you figure out the rest! :^)

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    I had a red guitar strap find its way into the case for my '66 blonde Fender student steel, partly under the finish and it fouled up the finish some (red stains). So, no use for lots of spare straps, anymore.
     
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  11. dougstrum

    dougstrum Tele-Meister

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    I've got one guitar that doesn't have a strap:(
    I likek El Famoso's solution.
    It's always nice for each guitar to have it's own strap.
     

  12. Chud

    Chud Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Dec 30, 2010
    New York City
    All of my regular players have their own dedicated strap. A few high end, but mostly standard Levi's or similar leather straps.
     

  13. djh22

    djh22 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    A strap and a couple pairs of "working man's strap locks" for each guitar. It minimizing fighting.
     

  14. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 30, 2017
    Ohio
    I mostly use use one very good leather strap with Dunlop strap locks for all of my electrics. Another very nice leather strap with Dunlop strap locks for my acoustics.

    There are a couple of exceptions.
     
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  15. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    Well, as someone who makes/sells straps, I think you know my answer :lol:
     

  16. djh22

    djh22 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Plus a pair of strap locks with each purchase! :D
     
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  17. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    I've got about 20 guitars and only about 8 straps, some with strap locks, some not.
    Moot point though since its rare that i ever play standing up.
     

  18. teletimetx

    teletimetx Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Jul 25, 2011
    Houston, TX
    I used to think it was kind of wasteful, but then I showed up at a gig and there was no strap in the case. I was bringing along something I hadn't played in a while.

    Yes, you could just check the case before you leave for the gig. Yes, you could.
     

  19. SecretSquirrel

    SecretSquirrel Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Jul 2, 2015
    PNW USA
    A strap for every guitar! It's enough trouble changing guitar cords.

    One of my guitars even has a strap 'permanently' attached.
     

  20. Finck

    Finck Tele-Meister

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    I have adopted a standard model of strap lock, using just one strap for all guitars. Only exception is my bass, which has his own strap. But that is mainly because a good, comfy, genuine leather strap is really expensive here.
     

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