All other things being equal, changing the guitar strap makes a discernible difference in sound

The strap makes a sonic difference

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Tele-friend

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A good leather strap makes your guitar sound more natural, woody.
A sintetic strap on the other hand makes it really sterile. I dont recommend it!

P.s. also if your guitar tone is nose-diving too much, just use a good leather strap.
 
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naveed211

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This thread is amazing. Really opened my eyes and ears to the possibilities.

I like a black strap for darker tones. Leather to add some thickness and weight. Added bonus if someone’s initials are embroidered into it, I find that adds some sweetness to the top end.
 

stormsedge

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I look for second hand leather straps at pawn shops and garage sales...and usually just toss the guitar. I've found the aged straps to be denser due to the free range donor's exposure to the elements and coarser wild forage. Very important when accessorizing an otherwise non-descript instrument.

 
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yegbert

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I like leather straps for that leathery tone.
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…clear vinyl gets you a really clean, superbly transparent tone!
 




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