Show us them sexy straps!

JohnnyThul

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I love straps! Lighting is bad today, but here is a selection that may qualify as being sexy
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pippoman

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I bought the strap at Guitar Center 25 years ago…added the Schaller strap locks and conchos (?) shortly thereafter.

Understated with an element of Yee-Haw…kinda like me!
Are they mounted with a backing plate? They look cool, the conchos. Great looking Tele btw; I bet the P-90 sounds great. And you’re one of the few who leaves the ash tray on, or was that done for the pic?
 

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Hi.

I find straps problematic. I want comfort and (what I perceive as) style. For me at least, a lot of straps have neither, let alone both. Probably why the majority of my straps are reasonably comfortable and really plain.

Here's two I often use. Photos taken a few mins ago. The first, by Levy, I find comfortable and I like the look of it. The second one, which I picked up one time back in New Zealand, is not as comfortable as it looks, and once I got it I decided it was not so cool. It's okay with the bass though.


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Pax/
Dean
Well it LOOKS cool; that’s the important thing🤪🤪
 

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Are they mounted with a backing plate? They look cool, the conchos. Great looking Tele btw; I bet the P-90 sounds great. And you’re one of the few who leaves the ash tray on, or was that done for the pic?
The conchos are mounted with a flathead screw in the back—hole punched in the leather strap and hardware installed, a dot of Loktite works fine.

The P-90 is fantabulous…it was a cheap Mighty Mite pickup I bought off eBay for $20 a decade and a half ago….I positioned it as far away from the neck as the (humbucker-sized) body routing would allow, to prevent bassy/boomy/muddy tone…this necessitated me cutting the pickguard myself, with a Dremel Tool.

I actually play with the ashtray in place; it works well with my fingerstyle technique…I also play my Stratcaster and Telecaster Deluxe with the (smaller) bridge cover(s) in place.

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pippoman

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The conchos are mounted with a flathead screw in the back—hole punched in the leather strap and hardware installed, a dot on Loktite works fine.

The P-90 is fantabulous…it was a cheap Mighty Mite pickup I bought off eBay for $20 a decade and a half ago….I positioned it as far away from the neck as the (humbucker-sized) body routing, to prevent bassy/boomy/muddy tone…this necessitated me cutting the pickguard myself, with a Dremel Tool.

I actually play with the ashtray in place; it works well with my fingerstyle technique…I also play my Stratcaster and Telecaster Deluxe with the (smaller) bridge cover(s) in place.

(Note ashtrays in place on the pics below)
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A friend of mine recently put a mini humbucker in his Tele, and a Twang King in the bridge position because he liked the one I had in my Richie Kotzen. I’m gonna show him what you did because it makes sense to space a hot pickup farther from the neck. Good thinking. Now, I’m gonna resume my search for conchos, because hey, why not?
 

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@JohnnyThul , I really like that dark sort-of-paisley strap in your second pic, and check out that Fire(bird)caster with the Tele hardware and Charlie Christian neck pickup! That is wild!
 

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The conchos are mounted with a flathead screw in the back—hole punched in the leather strap and hardware installed, a dot on Loktite works fine.

The P-90 is fantabulous…it was a cheap Mighty Mite pickup I bought off eBay for $20 a decade and a half ago….I positioned it as far away from the neck as the (humbucker-sized) body routing, to prevent bassy/boomy/muddy tone…this necessitated me cutting the pickguard myself, with a Dremel Tool.

I actually play with the ashtray in place; it works well with my fingerstyle technique…I also play my Stratcaster and Telecaster Deluxe with the (smaller) bridge cover(s) in place.

(Note ashtrays in place on the pics below)
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Metal parts on straps look extremely cool, but have always scared me. I can’t help but picture them banging around on the guitar’s finish!
 

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I’ve seen them on Reverb I think. I think I have a couple I paid about $30 - $40 for. I know I couldn’t have one made that nicely with that type soft leather and embossing for under a $100 bucks. What a nice strap. I’ll try to pat pics of the ones I’ve bought, and thanks for chiming in.
Yes, they are a great value IMO. On Amazon (model is G-118) for $35.95. I have them for 3 of my guitars and bought the first several years back. The padding is what sold me. Very comfortable and they look great too.
 

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@JohnnyThul , I really like that dark sort-of-paisley strap in your second pic, and check out that Fire(bird)caster with the Tele hardware and Charlie Christian neck pickup! That is wild!
That strap is of a German company calles Steyner. They just started a few years ago and have excellent quality and design, highly recommended.
That Telebird/Firecaster was just an experimental build I made to try out a few things.I had the neck and pickups lying around and decided to build a body for it and then it kind of went a little crazy with maple and ebony, epoxy resin and binding....
 




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