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Re: Best Guitar and Bass Strap?

Postby jaminem » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:54 pm

One thing that's not been mentioned here is the length of the strap.

You play bass, therefore the strap needs to be as long as possible so that the bass can be slung as low as possible. This is the only way to play bass and be cool. Anything that restricts the bass from being below your belt line is uncool.

You may find it difficult to play like this, but you just have to stick with it, otherwise its totally uncool.

Sorry but that's the truth...
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Re: Best Guitar and Bass Strap?

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:09 pm

jaminem wrote:One thing that's not been mentioned here is the length of the strap.

You play bass, therefore the strap needs to be as long as possible so that the bass can be slung as low as possible. This is the only way to play bass and be cool. Anything that restricts the bass from being below your belt line is uncool.

You may find it difficult to play like this, but you just have to stick with it, otherwise its totally uncool.

Subsequent back problems notwithstanding :beamup:


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Re: Best Guitar and Bass Strap?

Postby garrettendi » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:10 pm

The best strap I own was made to order by a seller on eBay. It's red leather with gold studs spelling out "freak core". It looks amazing. The only real critique I have is that it was supposed to say "freakcore". Plus the underneath of the studs is uncomfortable if I'm wearing something sleeveless, but there's nothing anyone can do about that.

I would recommend them absolutely. The listing is https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Personalised ... SwF1dUUiPH

Btw I'm not in any way related to the seller. It's just a plain good strap.
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Re: Best Guitar and Bass Strap?

Postby radian » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:30 pm

Anything plain black & held on with Grolsch seals.
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Re: Best Guitar and Bass Strap?

Postby ManFromGlass » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:23 pm

I must have missed the memo years ago - but why do guitar and bass straps have a piece of string attached to one end of the strap? (This could be a "doh!" moment)
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Re: Best Guitar and Bass Strap?

Postby Wonks » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:02 pm

Because not all guitars - especially acoustics - have two strap buttons. If so, and there is only one rear strap button, then the string/cord can be used to tie the other end of the strap to the headstock.
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Re: Best Guitar and Bass Strap?

Postby jaminem » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:37 am

mashedmitten wrote:When playing Hair Metal, you must have a smooth-lined strap so you can throw the guitar around your body without getting concussed.

For all other styles, leather with suede/rawhide backing so it stays put on the shoulder.

The Mitten speaks the truth. It must be a long smooth lined strap though...
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Re: Best Guitar and Bass Strap?

Postby wayout west » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:19 am

Nov 2017: I won't buy any thing but Moody. Costs a lot when I have 15 guitars and Basses, but, the Italian Leather hand stitched in USA is very nice. Smells good as well. $150 to $200 +
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Re: Best Guitar and Bass Strap?

Postby ManFromGlass » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:28 pm

Hair Metal? Damn, I just put my spandex and foil covered cucumber away.........
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Re: Best Guitar and Bass Strap?

Postby JustinLev12 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:55 am

I use a strap with a built-in guitar pick holder. It has been the best and cheapest investment to my live playing :thumbup:

I think you can find some here: http://guitarpickzone.com/guitar-pick-holder/
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