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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by adamgdog, Jan 2, 2018.
I've never used a guitar strap. Play seated, only.
So... none for every guitar.
My straps are hard to come by. Plain leather adjustable but the same width along the whole strap. Plain and boring. Perfect. A strap shouldn't be fancier than the guitar that it's on and my guitars are non flashy. Levi makes them or did at one time. Hard to find and expensive for what they are so I only have three. I have about 8 guitars but only bring 3 at the most to gigs so it works.
Something I'm debating at the moment. My initial thoughts are that a couple of straps is enough for someone who is a learner / only plays at home but, as I have a few *ahem* guitars, I'd like to get them fitted with Schaller or Dunlop strap locks.
$5 plain black 'leather' straps off ebay from China on every guitar. More or less identical - easy to set up exactly the same way. You should notice the guitar, never the strap.
You could try weaving your own like these beautiful straps from a member here.
It's smarter and more economical to have one strap.
I have a strap for each guitar complete with Schaller locks just because I see them as a pair (the guitar and strap) and I have fun looking for that "perfect" strap to pair with each guitar. It's like buying a new neck tie to go with a new sport coat. When you get dressed up you want to look good. Just one more opinion.
Disagree. Respectfully! I've seen Neil 7 times and if he ever came out without his old Doves and Peace Signs strap I'd cry. I hope he gets buried with that strap many years from now. Souldier (Chicago) makes a great copy; I have one. Straps can be iconic.
I have a strap for every guitar because I want to just grab it off the wall, tune up, and play. The less I have to mess with, the better.
The black Ernie Ball straps are, what, $10 each?
One strap for every guitar! imagine sharing one underwear with your brothers.
Strap for every guitar, many straps secured by rubber washers. Less stress on the guitar and strap, vs. constantly putting on and taking off straps.
If you're Neil Young, you can get away with that strap. Anyone else ... no chance (respectfully).
I never cared for that pattern because one way or the other, the front or back pattern is going to be upside down.
I've got cheap black EB straps on each of my guitars with Grolsch washers. One of these days I might buy a nice Ace-style vintage strap, but probably not.
For me, one strap to rule them all! With Dunlop strap locks on the strap. When I buy a guitar, I budget $10 for strap buttons
I'm off to work in a minute, and no time to read a 93-post thread, but in response to the title question: what the heck does smart have to do with straps?
I have a strap for every guitar. It stays in the case with the guitar. If a hardcase, I take it off, if a gig bag, I leave it on.
I bought on for my Martin but it wasn't clicking (neckdive) so I moved it to my new Les Paul and it rolled up niced inside the case. I was worried about creating a rift in the universe, but it turned out OK. I need one for my blue Strat, but will borrow the one from my Sunburst Strat since I don't play Blue as much.
They all (except the acoustics) get a set of schaller strap locks installed. Punch out the leather with a 10mm punch and it fits much better.
I have more straps than guitars.
to me, one strap for every guitar, always on, so they are instantly ready to go.
I have more straps than guitars... but thats just me.
I have a primary strap and a bunch of backups, mostly Fenders. The guitar I'm playing gets the primary (One of RogC's Dog Tired ones) and the spare guitar on its stand gets whichever backup strap comes to hand. Both get secured with beer bottle washers.
And if elected, I promise a strap for every guitar! No guitar should have to go through life without a strap of it's own!
Note: Not intended to be a political post.
Well, "I was schooled with a strap right across my back." Does that count?
I play seated most of the time, but when I do use a strap, it's the one my daughter gave me. I have a number of the Fender case candy straps, which I've never used, as well.