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Strap preferences?

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

  1. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Hey Bill,

    Are you aware of Bob Schell @ Brookwood Leather? He made a great dog bone amp handle for me, and I know he makes straps.
     
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    Alligator Jake’s.
     
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    Those are the best. I have them on both my guitars and both my basses.
     
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  5. Redstar15

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    Couch straps are comfortable and look great. EF03AAED-B46A-4A9A-9D14-F15C49CE12C9.png
     
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    Thanks, I’ll check em’ out!
     
  7. ronzhd

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    Medium to wide, and each guitar has to have it's own strap w/ locks. I get kinda picky about the straps. Leather not so much, had an issue with sweat stains on the strap and discoloring my shirts as well.
     
  8. Durtdog

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    I've used leather straps for years.

    Last year, I bought a couple of these KLIQ straps. Look great, very good quality and comfortable. And they are hard to put on the strap button...so they don't pop off of it either, no need for strap locks. Been very pleased with them.

    https://www.kliqmusicgear.com/collections/all/straps
     
  9. Recce

    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I have six different guitars with six different straps and a few different brands. They all seem about the same to me.
    I do prefer leather. My SG has a suede strap which probably keeps it from moving. That is mostly an accident it has suede but it works well.
     
  10. Otis Fine

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    I’m with you. I have 10 Souldier straps. 4 kind of fancy patterned ones, one that looks like the flag of Chicago with rubber ends and 5 plain colored ones.
     
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  11. Chevalier

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    Not particularly brand loyal... but I like this Leathergraft 60s stylee one...

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  12. Fred-paris

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    I use Couch straps with Dunlop straplocks on most of my guitars as they offer lost of color combination to match any guitar. I have a few leather straps as well. I don't know why I never use the straps that come with guitar case candy... maybe because they often are too short for me.
    I have ordered 3 straps from Jodi Head and can't wait to check them out. Might used them exclusively with my main stage guitars.
     
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  14. teeny

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    Yeah - but if you have a bad back (car accident) they sound great. At a gig I need to wear a back brace + strap and that is DEAD UNSEXY !! anyone know where you can buy them (internet - I'm in Europe!)

    Thanks Teeny
     
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    Martin slim leather strap. Black. Perfect.

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    Old Deaf Roadie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I am not too particular about straps. Currently, I have a Steamboat Willie strap on my Esquire, a Grateful Dead chorus bears strap on my purple Tele (avatar) both of which are made of seat belt material and gifts from my daughter; a plain old black 2" nylon web strap on my 335; a leather CF Martin strap on my bass; and a wide Fender tweed strap I got in the 1980's on my acoustic. As long as they are comfortable, I'm good with whatever.
     
  18. gitapik

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    Someone mentioned (and I second) Brookwood Leather. I have a beautiful wide, thick, black strap made by Bob. I bought it for my 10 pound Les Paul and it did the trick.

    Then I had a pretty serious injury to my neck and shoulder and, effective as that strap was, I found that the LP was becoming problematic again.

    I found this guy:

    http://www.theleatherhead.com/prostrap.htm

    It’s the only strap I use with my heavier guitars, now.

    I use the Brookwood with my other guitars. Classy as you can get and extremely comfy. Like the weight isn’t even there.
     
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    Couch straps are crazy comfy and the only ones I use now
     
  20. Minivan Megafun

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    I've always been partial to the Ernie Ball nylon ones. Used some of them for 20 years and they're still going.

    Also have one of the Dunlop heavier nylon ones. It's a bit stiffer and thicker than the EB ones and good quality.

    All those Fender straps that come with the guitars are still sitting in my container of case candy.
     
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