What would you be willing to spend on a strap?

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  1. jvin248

    jvin248 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I got my straps with (other) guitar purchases and after a deep cleaning, so they were kind of expensive. Except for the blue jeans one on the P90 guitar.
    That one I made by cutting out the waist bands from two ratty pairs of jeans, threading one inside the belt loops of the other, using some safety pins to stitch them together at the proper length, and safety pins to make strap locks for the ends.

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  2. MilwMark

    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Souldier straps for me. Generally $30-60.

    This is my absolute favorite for whatever reason. $30. Nice.

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    I've also got some of their leather ones, kinda like these.

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    Really nice. High quality. Very good value. Great for balancing a guitar if it's a diver.

    BUT, I move, bounce and jump around a lot on stage. Hell, sometimes I jump off the stage. And a couple of times the buckle has come undone. Whoops. I've NEVER heard or seen that happen to anyone else with this style strap. So I figure it's part ergonomics (barrel torso) and part random. They are great straps and I don't fault them, but I get leery.
     
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  3. mauer62

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    I bough a bunch of these on Amazon for 16 bucks apiece. They are solid and fit real tight on the strap holders also. I have some more expensive ones but I never use them.
     
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  4. Mike H.

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    I've spent more than I like to admit on high quality snakeskin straps from AF Designs. The one in my avatar is Eastern Diamondback Rattler.

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    The largest number of guitars I've ever played at one time is one. I have one strap....
     
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    I've got one of those too. I actually bought it for my son (he picked it out) but I keep it in one of my gig bags and have used it live on ocasion. Not my style but definitely a good strap.
     
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    30 to 45 euro on a decent leather or suede/leather
     
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  9. Steve Ouimette

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    Haven't bought a strap in well over a decade. I just sit, lol.

    Then again, Skunk Baxter is well known for sitting down for the show.
     
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  10. clintj

    clintj Friend of Leo's

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    Close to 50 for a Franklin strap. Padded leather, about 2" wide. It's the only strap I've found that not only makes slinging a 9+lb Les Paul for hours comfortable, it has enough friction to stop neck dive on unbalanced guitars. I use it on all my electrics.
     
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    Bought this strap for around 20 bucks...LEVY's thru Amazon...
     
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  12. trev333

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    Fortunately, a friend gave me a bag of assorted straps/cables that he had no use for... he buys lots/breaks down guitars for sale.....

    handy.. there were some decent ones in there that I started using right away on my guitars...

    and about half a dozen gig bags, too.... sweet...
     
  13. Jimmy Dean

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    I go for comfort. I use "The Strapp" made from half inch neoprene (skin diving suit material), got it for $45 at GC.
     
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  14. fatcat

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    most i spent was $85 usd. but i was a really nice leather; keep it forever, kind of straps.
     
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    I brought a wide black leather strap 30 plus years ago. Its done hundreds of gigs and is still going strong. £25 well spent. :)
     
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    I'm thinking I need to break down and spend some cash for a good one. For the longest time it's been $20 - $30, but then I've never been happy with any of those for one reason or another. I still have a good strap that I picked up in the late '70s and I'm using that, but the holes are really worn.
     
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