Strap Talk—Preferences, Pictures?

afterdarkmusic

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I'm on the hunt for a new strap! I'd love to hear your thoughts and see any photos you have.

Considering going with something padded and leather. I primarily play in my living room—haven't gigged since 2015—but I'd still like something that has a nice, polished, understated elegant aesthetic. I don't want to spend a ton, but I'm worried one of the cheap leather ones ($40-ish) off Amazon will leave me disappointed? Any brands to look out for or avoid?

But don't stop there, I'd love to see and hear what everyone's preferences are!
 

Fretting out

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I just like the old style ones with pads and skinny straps

My favorite fender one actually broke not too long ago :(

But I have a couple

These are the ones I have except the gretsch one is black, the Gibson one is pricey but makes everything feel light

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i use more or less the 3" version of this (it was the widest one they had in the store). i think i paid around 20 something for it. there are the cheaper ones that hardly have any grain though.

https://www.samash.com/perris-35-leather-guitar-strap-with-black-suede-backing-pp35nbbbb-p

i'd totally go for 3.5" too. it distributes the weight well. i got no time for looking cool, i'm bony as hell and the guitar is like almost 7% my body weight, hahaha. also the suede part helps prevent neck dive on my SG.
 

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I just got this from Right On. It’s got tiny little pockets for picks. It’s vegan so you can eat it even if you don’t like meat. It’s got a cool bolted adjustment security thingy too. Very comfortable. I’ve got a bunch of Italia Leather so I wanted to try something different. It’s way more comfortable than the strap I made from a 78 Oldsmobile seatbelt.
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afterdarkmusic

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i use more or less the 3" version of this (it was the widest one they had in the store). i think i paid around 20 something for it. there are the cheaper ones that hardly have any grain though.

https://www.samash.com/perris-35-leather-guitar-strap-with-black-suede-backing-pp35nbbbb-p

i'd totally go for 3.5" too. it distributes the weight well. i got no time for looking cool, i'm bony as hell and the guitar is like almost 7% my body weight, hahaha. also the suede part helps prevent neck dive on my SG.

That's pretty much exactly what I'm looking at on Amazon right now, for sure
 

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I don't know i fthis is one of the least popular choices, but this is probably my favourite strap.

You didn't see that age poll a while back? I expect some sort of orthopedic strap to come out on top, something in Nurse Blinding White that looks very physical rehabby but is said to be extremely comfortable.
 

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That's pretty much exactly what I'm looking at on Amazon right now, for sure

Cool. Only beef with mine is that it was still a little low for me at the highest setting since I’m short and small (I try to wear my guitar in the same position as sitting), so I had to punch a couple more holes in it.
 

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Sir I bought a Levy's guitar strap age and ages ago.
it's better now than when I bought it.
It has always been comfortable Yes it seems expensive and as a couple of decades have rolled by it's proven its value and it is padded . I am supremely happy with my purchase!
https://www.levysleathers.com/product/guitar-strap-mssb2-4-blk/
 

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For straps, to me the first thing is "do no harm." No metal ornamentation, parts, or buckles that can scratch finishes. I also don't like the old style with a sliding padded piece. The pad always seems to slide down where I don't want it. Other than that I like it simple with out a lot of bling or decoration. I've ended up using the cheapo two piece adjustable leather ones, where I can set the length once and forget it.
 

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Sir I bought a Levy's guitar strap age and ages ago.
it's better now than when I bought it.
It has always been comfortable Yes it seems expensive and as a couple of decades have rolled by it's proven its value and it is padded . I am supremely happy with my purchase!
https://www.levysleathers.com/product/guitar-strap-mssb2-4-blk/

I agree with PPC, great straps. I especially like them for Bass and my bigger body and heavier guitars like Gretsch, Les Paul etc.

Awesome straps.
 




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