Maybe a dumb question: guitar strap

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Gin Mill Cowboy, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. arlum

    arlum Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    I never case any of my guitars with the strap still on. If it fits in the cases storage cubby that's wonderful but if it doesn't it stays outside the case entirely.
     
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  2. Zuzax

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    I have many guitars and one favorite strap, so off it comes and into my backpack. It has Schaller straplocks and the guitars have the corresponding buttons so there's no oopsies.
     
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  3. teleplayr

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    Same here.
     
  4. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Straps always stay on. They are thin leather and fold well. Only in the case for a short time, then out at gig/rehearsal or on a wall hanger at home. I use the rubber strap locks.
     
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    Doesn't every one have gig bags full of cables and picks and strings and straps and slides and stuff? I actually perspire when I play, so the disgustingly damp all-leather straps go in a separate compartment or some place they won't cause Alien-like corrosion.
    Grolsch-like straplox. Buy 'em at a brew-at-home site. $8.00 for a hundred.
     
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  6. MilwMark

    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Same here. I use the Martin thin leather ones. Have never had a problem but they are only cased on the way to and from rehearsal or shows.
     
  7. schmee

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    I sometimes leave it on the endpin, but usually take it off. Depends on the buckle, case and proximity to the guitar top. I buy mostly $15 soft straps like the ones embroidered with "gibson" or "fender" etc. They are soft, comfortable and roll up nicely in the case. My nice thick leather straps dont transport well in the case. I should by a hard travel case for them I guess... :lol:
     
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    That's where mine usually go. But not all cases have the room shown in that picture the OP showed.
     
  9. AndyPanda

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    I always take the strap off so I won't damage the finish
    RatBass.jpg
     
  10. draggindakota

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    This. That's how I always have transported my guitars with straps on them. Never had any issue.

    ETA: My straps are all leather and don't have a sliding adjustment buckle, so that may be a consideration. That's also why I don't roll them up, the leather tends to want to stay rolled lol.
     
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  11. qblue

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    I would always take the strap off while storing in each guitars' hard case, back in the day. But since I invested in Mono dual cases and washer-styled strap locks on my Fenders, this has become an inconvenience. So slowly I've been replacing the vinyl backed straps with soft cotton, polyester or nylon straps. This change allows me to leave the strap on while in transit. These straps are lightweight, comfortable, and wrinkle-free. Because they are cotton, polyester or nylon, they won't scratch or mar the finish, even nitro finishes, too. So I can stuff the guitar and strap in the Mono case.

    They usually stay in the Mono case for up to a week at a time, because I'm lazy. No harm to the guitars' were caused by the case (either hard or soft) or the strap.

    The Baja was the first that I changed to the tweed strap, from the vinyl backed to the softer cotton strap. I think this was around 2010. That strap enhanced the guitar's comfort as it weighs 8.8lbs (8lbs 13oz). I've always hated leather straps as inflexible and space taking. They can only work for the one guitar, the one guitar you bought and/or sized it for. If you put a Schaller or Dunlop straplock on it, it just gets bigger and more of a hassle. I just want to play and not get anal about a strap's storage, or carry a hard case. I have a nylon Planet Waves locking strap on a Les Paul and it hasn't harmed that finish in any way.
     
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  12. studio1087

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    Always off.

    It takes 15 seconds.

    Buckle scratching and oils leaching into the guitar are spooky.

    If the case was meant to perfectly fit the guitar then just put the guitar in the case (rather than the guitar + something else).
     
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    I use the same leather strap with Schaller locks for both guitars and I keep it rolled up in my Pedaltrain hard case.

    I have a similar leather strap with similar locks for my Jazz Bass. It doesn’t fit in its case with strap on, so off it comes and sits in a case cubby.

    However, I also have a Sterling SUB Ray 4 that doesn’t have strap locks, and probably won’t get them. That one fits in its case with a seatbelt D7673DAB-99C1-4B6B-9715-19FC2E8A8E2B.jpeg strap attached, and for now I store them together, folding the strap such a way that its hardware doesn’t touch the guitar.
     
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    I know well those sweaty outdoor gigs, especially down here in the Houston Humidity Zone!
     
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    Many times I leave them on. I have no worries about my poly guitars but I think I need to stop that on my few nitro finishes. I have seen issues.
     
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    This-
    And, this-
    Leather straps (3) with Staploks are hanging over the back of an an ancient stick chair- not on guitars. The leather custom strap remains on the nitro mandolin and does not touch the finish when idle.
     
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    Always come off before going in a case, no exceptions.
     
  18. Skydog1010

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    Always remove them. That Strap looks like something from Maria in Spain. Beautiful strap. I have a similar strap.
    Strap on Tele IMG_20191207_171902.jpg
     
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  20. teleplayr

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    I've read many stories of players that had issues with leaving straps on their guitars while in the case and the strap material damaging the finish, esp. Nitro.
     
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