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Looking for a COMFORTABLE Strap.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by superjam144, Dec 5, 2020.

  1. superjam144

    superjam144 Tele-Afflicted

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    Right now I use a thin leather strap. I am looking around for a comfortable strap because my left shoulder is killing me lately. Any ideas?
     
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    Levy... Best straps I have ever used.
     
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    Another vote for Italia straps! I have several of the 2.5" suede-backed leather straps. They're awesome!
     
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    I'd like to know too. I've bought dozens of straps that claim to be soft and comfortable but aren't.
     
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    rand z Friend of Leo's

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    I have about 5-6 straps that I bought while teaching guitar at a local music shop 15 year's ago.

    They are made of all suede leather (2-ply, top and bottom) and dyed to different subtle solid color's. (brown, dark blue, black, dark green, dark red, etc.)

    And, are about 2 1/2 inches wide; or, of standard width and length.

    Attractive and soft, but sturdy, and definitely the most comfortable straps I've ever used.

    Unfortunately, they do not have a brand name printed on them; so I dont know who made them or if you can still find and buy them.
     
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    I buy those cheap cloth Gibson or Fender labeled $14 straps because they are very comfortable. I have a wide padded leather strap, (make you a bargain if you use schaller locks!) but it's not the width that does it for me.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002KZDHI/?tag=tdpri-20
     
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    Thanks for ideas. I went to sweetwater and looked around. Bought this baby.

    Someone said Levys, and I pulled the trigger.

    M26PD-BRN_CRM-MAIN.jpg

    I used to think straps meant something as far as looks go, but noone really notices the strap, they look at the guitar and the man playing it. So comfort is way more important, and this one looks cool too. The thin leather was inspired by that SNL cat who plays a telecaster... Blanking on his name, he played on a couple hall and oates tunes, skinny blonde dude.
     
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    Each of my guitars has its own strap, from various manufacturers(a couple-three Levy's) with one thing in common-they're all 4+" wide and heavily padded. At sixty, after years bike racing (mostly the cause from crashes) I have herniated discs at C4 & 5, and degenerative disc disease. Walking, TKD and those straps allow me to play a four-hour show.
     
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    G.E. Smith is the name you're looking for.

    That looks comfortable with the padding.
    The reason I use the 4 inch is because it distributes the weight better. I don't understand using a little 2 inch strap to hang a 7-10 pound weight on your shoulder for a few hours.
     
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    I bought a Levy leather strap to fix the neck dive on my SG, and didn't like the way it tugs on your shirt when you play. I switched it over to my acoustic and find it very comfortable.

    I found this strap while browsing Sweetwater one day, and was intrigued by the neoprene backing. Neoprene is pretty much the gold standard for horn neck straps, and I quite like my Neotech strap for tenor sax. I tried this strap on my SG and loved it, because it didn't pull and much as leather. I got the 2.5" version, but you might prefer the 4" model.

    Edit: Noticed you already ordered a strap. Report back on how it works out.
     
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    Padded suede. Won't slip.
     
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