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FDP Forum / Non-Fender Gear Reviews / Levy's leather guitar straps

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Mississauga, ON

Every refuge has it's price
Nov 4th, 2012 05:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thought I would give a shout out to a former guitar teacher who has started a company that sells guitar accessories such as guitar straps.
I've had a chance to see them and they are beautiful.
I also belong to the "one strap for each guitar" club.
We need to accessorize, fellas.

Pete Schmidt Accessories

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Cypress, TX

I Dare To Be Different
Dec 16th, 2012 07:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The one Levy's strap that I have is their vintage "rockabilly" strap. Narrow, with a shoulder pad.

Edited to add: I also have three El Dorado straps.

Vintage Rockabilly

(This message was last edited by Texican at 07:06 PM, Dec 16th, 2012)

Steve Dallman
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Merrill, Wisconsin

Ain't turned 60, but I got my blinker on
Dec 17th, 2012 10:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The weight of my Variax 5 prompted me to try a wide Neotech padded strap. It is slightly, but definitely more comfortable than my wide, padded Levy strap.

But, problems with trapezious muscle pain has forced me to try other options. I chambered the Variax, and got it down from 13lbs to 10lbs, and that wasn't enough, even with the new strap.

I am now using a Slinger hip strap. I used a Fender waist strap in high school in the 60's, after pulling a muscle which forced me to stop using a standard guitar strap. The Slinger is as close as I can come to the old Fender waist strap, and although I'm still getting used to it, I do like it.

Nothing on my shoulder is pretty comfortable.

Slinger Hip Strap

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Hawaii, USA

Perfect is the enemy of good enough
Nov 18th, 2014 03:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I took a tip from a stranger in the guitar shop. Instead of wearing it right at the neck and shoulder, wear it on the shoulder point instead.

At first I was afraid it might fall off, but it really does hold the weight better, at least for me.

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