NSD (New Strap Day) x 4

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  1. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Most of my straps were old and/or uncomfortable so I splurged! So here are some strap mini reviews!

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    This is a Mother Mary “Midnight Cowboy” strap... The ends are a bit bigger than a lot but the still flannel-ish material and look is awesome. This is woven both sides, not printed.

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    Fender Ball Glove for my Tele Deluxe when it’s finished. This is awesome! It was a bit stiff so rolled it up load in both directions to break it in. Feels great now.

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    Nordell XL brown strap. Very comfortable. Nappa leather and suede back. Really soft and quite wide.
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    Leathergraft vintage sheepskin (on the back). The cheapest and pretty good value.
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    Pleased with them all and it’s amazing how a good strap really sets off a guitar’s looks!
     
  2. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Very :cool:
     
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  3. dented

    dented Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    Nice. I have one of the Fender Ball Glove straps. I hang it near a little space heater in my office and that makes it more pliable. lol
     
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  4. tvvoodoo

    tvvoodoo Tele-Afflicted

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    nice choices Matthias! The best guitar photos always include...
     
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  5. brookdalebill

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    Nice!
    All of my instruments have their own nice leather straps.
     
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  6. Fretting out

    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    I like that last one those old style straps are the only ones I like to use
     
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  8. Flaneur

    Flaneur Friend of Leo's

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    I'm guessing you are one of those players who likes to have a dedicated strap for each guitar? Perhaps you'd like to let us know which one you like the best- and then re-visit that opinion, after a period of time.

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    I have the Fender glove ball one too. Really nice and soft, I have it on my Jazzmaster right now, as it's the only strap I own right now, and the JM is getting all the love right now. Congrats by the way, they all look great.
     
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  10. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I like to have a case and a strap for each one. I’ll definitely post a review after some use. The Fender and Nordell are really comfortable. I don’t think I’ll be going back to webbing straps.
     
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  11. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I also discovered my new favourite strap locks, from D’addario. Better than the Dunlop Lokstraps I’ve used for the past 20 years or so.

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  12. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    PSA on the strap locks... While super easy to clip on and off, if you use them as above, you can, if you’re acrobatic, put enough leverage on the strap end to unclip them and push the clip over the button, which allows it to pop off. They are more secure with the clip Facing down:

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    By the way, if anyone’s considering one of these Nordell UK-made straps, here’s the combination of leather/foam padding/suede. The suede is thick and the leather about the same as a jacket. The Fender is the opposite way round and with no padding in between.

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  13. tery

    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Wow - you hit the jackpot 4 in 1 :cool:
     
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