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Strap preferences?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Itgoesto11, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Thin, flexy, cheap. Most comfy.
     
  2. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    That looks interesting, like it may set the guitar a bit toward your picking hand.
     
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  3. dougstrum

    dougstrum Tele-Afflicted

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    Simple leather straps work for me, don't like straps that slip around. Comfortable and last forever. Look good when broken in.
     
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  4. Masmus

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    When I bought my 78 strat new it came with a Fender strap that had rivets which broke within the first week and got my first ding in my guitar. I switched to wide leather straps and never looked back.
     
  5. fjblair

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    I appreciate matching straps for every guitar and stuff, but I just use whatever is handy, usually leather.
     
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  6. etype

    etype Tele-Afflicted

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    I have Perri's straps on all but one of my guitars. I like to hold them in my hands before buying and the local GC stocks a wide variety. So far I have always been able to find one that perfectly compliments each guitar. And they mainly range from $20-$30. Couldn't ask for anything more.
     
  7. Robert H.

    Robert H. Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I really like Italia Leather Straps. They advertise 2&1/2 or 4 inch straps, but I had them make a 3 inch strap - no upcharge - and I'm loving it. Soft, strong, good-looking.
     
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  8. scottser

    scottser Friend of Leo's

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    Black leather straps on my black electric guitars and brown leather straps on my acoustic instruments.
    Sorted.
     
  9. Sconnie

    Sconnie Tele-Afflicted

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    5/8" Levy's leather, the M25 "rockabilly" style but I toss the useless shoulder pad.

    Ah to be young :)
     
  10. Fuelish

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    I dunno if ya mean type or brand of traps, I prefer fairly wide suede for most of my "heavier" guitars - have one pretty wide padded "garment leather." Fender strap I used to use for my Les Paul....now my Tele wears it (heavier than I expected for a Thinline)... I think I have Levys and Perris....the Fender strap looks like it might be a Levys
     
  11. KelvinS1965

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    I've got a thin Tweed strap for my (light) Classic 50s and a 3" wide padded black leather one for my Esquire (which is heavy). The Tweed is a Fender one, the 3" wide is a handmade one from a UK supplier Pinewood, so it's nice to support a local business (for me anyway).
     
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  12. Fretting out

    Fretting out Poster Extraordinaire

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    50’s style straps are my favorite, I use these, the Gibson one is expensive but makes guitars feel weightless

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  13. Flip G

    Flip G Tele-Meister

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    Walter Trout just turned 69. That's sexy on top of sexy.
    (This post was supposed to quote the comment by https://www.tdpri.com/members/donrichfan.81412/ that Walter Trout made straps that offered back support look sexy, but in the thrill of the moment, I hit the wrong button. Sorry. I'm also terrible at making jokes on social media. But I do slay at dinner parties. Honest I do.)
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  14. Roman4405

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    I have a souldier strap for one of my Teles, I love it. It was the only one I used on guitar for a while. Then I get a Levy’s leather one as a Christmas gift, that’s on another Tele and last year I got real nice leather one from Anthology that’s in the last Tele, still a little stiff but it looks killer and will break in very nice. I might pick up another Souldier for my acoustic, they just feel great, much better than some others that go for the same look IMO. I kinda like having a different strap for each guitar, three teles and they all feel different for some reason.
     
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  15. ezpickins

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    I’ve always used black Ernie Ball, but thought this ASAT deserved something different so I went with a Jacquard Ernie Ball
     

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  16. strat56

    strat56 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Brookwood Leather, great guy, great prices for custom made straps. Makes all leather straps, cut to length and adjustable. Since I use the same length strap regardless of guitar, the cut to length work great for me, I have 3 of them.

    http://www.brookwoodleather.com/
     
  17. Riggz

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    I use walker and Williams, handmade affordable and a great selection of straps! From my fenders, to my gibsons, and Wylde audio. Comfortable sturdy and long lasting.
     
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    3.5 inch suede straps. I have a Perri's right now. Good weight distribution, grippy to prevent neck dive, and thick enough that it won't fall off the strap buttons. I don't like strap locks and I've had one too many accidents with your standard nylon strap with the thin leather ends. Thin straps are fine on some hollowbodies, but standing with a 335 or a heavy tele for an hour is not my idea of fun, no matter how cool and vintage it looks.
     
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    Fender woven cloth.
     
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    Levy's Straps. Amazingly comfortable and affordable too.
     
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