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Looking for a COMFORTABLE Strap.

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

  1. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Poster Extraordinaire

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    I got one of their 3" straps for Christmas last year. It's been a good strap, I use it on my Strat-oid partscaster.
     
  2. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    That’s similar to my Levy’s bass strap. The bass felt pounds lighter compared to the previous 2” strap.
     
  3. memorex

    memorex Friend of Leo's

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    I use Comfort Strapp Pro Bass Long. The bass strap is wider than the guitar model. The shoulder area is all neoprene rubber and elastic. It's not much to look at, but even a 12lb. Les Paul is manageable with this. I'm still on my first one after 5 years, and I have another brand new in the wrapper for when that goes.

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  4. jdto

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    I’ll second this enthusiastic recommendation of Well-Hung. I got my first one as a gift last XMas and quickly followed that up with a few others. I have one en route right now. They are very comfortable, look cool and I enjoy supporting my fellow Canuck in his endeavour, to boot.

    Here’s a family shot of my four current Well-Hung straps.

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  5. notroHnhoJ

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    Man I gotta say, I’ve always found wide straps exacerbate the shoulder issue. What I’ve found helps is moving the contact point further out on my shoulder. So not inside up against your neck, but a little further out where is kind of a bony point. Also something that helped was moving around a little when performing. I’m not sure why, but standing stock still, or being confined on a tiny stage really made the heavy guitar blues worse. Also, switching shoulders after awhile and slinging it Freddie King style, thats been mentioned.
     
  6. psikes

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    Lakota Leather, I have them on every instrument I own and would not use anything else.
     
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  7. Richie Cunningham

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    The two key words for me are:

    1.) wide

    2.) suede
     
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  8. tvvoodoo

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    Fantastic photo! Mind if I borrow?
    "Old man" blumpy orthopedic looks are crazy strong in this thread. Thankfully nobody has shown one of those horseplow harness getups. Doesn't have to be that way.
     
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  9. Greggorios

    Greggorios Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I have a couple Reunion Blues Merino Wool straps and like them. Very comfortable, high quality and less than $40.

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  10. dannyh

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    I have Franklins for my guitars, but I buy the bass straps, little wider, maybe 4”?

    I love ‘em.
     
  11. jdto

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    Borrow away!
     
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  12. Anita Bonghit

    Anita Bonghit Tele-Meister

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    NeoTech ~ neopreme very comfy
     
  13. stale facet

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    Good point. OP could go with Steve Albini's around the waist technique:

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    He describes this, the "proper way" to wear a guitar, in this clip from an interview with Nardwuar (who would be a thread all on his own):

     
  14. Guitardvark

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    http://lakotaleathers.com/

    the bison hide is the best you can get IMO. its stretchy bouncy and never gives you that something digging into your shoulder syndrome..bison hide


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    If you want a comfortable strap, for even the heaviest of guitars (I own a 9.6 lbs Telecaster :S), I implore you to check out Well-Hung Guitar Accessories. He's truly the boutique artisan of the strap world. Everything he builds is a custom creation of some wild idea that gets in his head. His custom-shop orders are superb as well, if that is your fancy. He's easiest to track down on Reverb.

    https://reverb.com/ca/shop/well-hung-guitar-accessories
     
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  16. bcorig

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    Enjoyment is the key.
     
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    Thank you for that. I had forgotten all about Nardwuar!
     
  18. Churchjack

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    Jeri Hart straps, the 2-1/2 or 3 inch glove leather straps, are great. $$, but very comfortable.
     
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  19. INFANT

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    I agree 100% with this. I bought one about 20 yrs ago for my 8.5lb Tele as my previous strap was forming an indentation in my shoulder. I still have it and for the last 3 years I’ve been using it with my Jazz bass. I have replaced it with the following. (See link) It looks a little nicer and even though it’s only 2.5” wide, it’s still extremely comfortable. I’m 64 yrs old with a bad back and bad knees. I’m now playing a ‘72 Thinline RI (6lbs) with this strap and it just feels so light, it’s incredible.

    https://www.levysleathers.com/product/guitar-strap-pm4np-blk/
     
  20. italiastraps

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    Thanks blackbelt308 :)

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