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jhawkr
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Aug 8th, 2017 06:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a bunch of leather (and other) guitar straps. Levi, Fender, Planet Waves but my favorite are cheap, simple leather guitar straps by Perri (Canada) from Musician's Friend. As low as about $9 and up to about $15 depending on color and width. UPS is coming today with 3 more, all brown, 2 -2" and 1 -2 1/2". I use the 2" for lighter guitars and the 2 1/2" for heavier ones. I have a lot of straps because I don't like changing them out guitar to guitar and most of my guitars hang out. I like the simple Perri straps because they are soft, comfortable and cheap to replace although I haven't actually replaced one yet. It would take some serious use & abuse I think. I can have a whole armload of Perri straps for the price of one high end strap.

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Aug 8th, 2017 06:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

+1

I've got a handful of them. They are great bang for the buck.

Another brand of leather strap I've discovered recently is Walker & Williams. They are quite ornate and I paid less than $30 for each from Amazon.

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GospelBilly!
Aug 8th, 2017 07:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm still using the same black leather guitar strap I bought back in the early 80's.

Ryder
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Butterscotch Blues
Aug 8th, 2017 08:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use padded straps for my ailing back...mostly levys.

pombrio

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Aug 8th, 2017 09:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'll have to check them out.

I've been buying much wider straps because of my bad left shoulder. Not padded yet but I'm well into bass strap territory of 3+ inches wide.

For years I used the narrower Ernie Ball nylon ones for about $4 a pop but can't anymore. My favorite strap came with an old Guild acoustic. Very soft leather on top and suede on the underside with nice hand-tooling along the length. Great width on it too.

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Aug 8th, 2017 09:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I like the wide 3" ones--I use the Levy`s Cotton braided--they are very soft and do not slip---although I have many leather ones---
Actually I just came up with a new design and am in the process of prototyping it--- now sure what the next step is after I finalize the design....Patent or what?

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Aug 8th, 2017 09:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had some leather straps years ago but today most of mine are cotton braided. I use a 3" wide strap for my Tele and it is very comfortable.
I like any strap that holds my guitar around my neck. I'm not particular.

MLC

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Aug 9th, 2017 07:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've lost count of the number of straps I've collected over the years.

I have a bunch of nice, 3" wide leather straps that I think are mostly from Levy, but these days I find that they aren't ideal for wearing at a gig. It just gets too hot under those things.

So now I ALSO have a bunch of cloth or nylon straps. (;^D)

And while I love the look of some of those high-end, boutique-y leather straps, I just can't justify spending over $50 (and sometimes a LOT more) on a strap. Not when I can find them from Perri, Levi, Fender, etc. at a fraction of the cost.

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Aug 9th, 2017 04:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm a plain black leather fan. 2-1/2" single layer leather (mostly).

There's an Australian-made brand (DSL) that I've bought on sale as low as $15 that fit the bill for me in the "plain" department.

Like you Bbend, I have a strap on every guitar.
It's way faster/easier than using strap-locks.
I just use silicone bottle gaskets keep the straps on the buttons.

There is also another Aussie brand, Colonial Leather, that make very nice straps, but they're way too up-market for me :^)


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Aug 9th, 2017 05:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've got a lot of straps and try to have one for each guitar however I've got a bit behind. I like 2 1/2" straps and have several Franklin & Levi.

A few years ago I got turned on to El Dorado Straps out of Pasadena, CA. All hand made product, fairly high end on the price scale. I have been try to buy one Durango model at each show I attend. The are super supple and soft, do not stretch much if at all and look much better in person than on the website. These guys build a nice guitar strap.

El Dorado

BlondeStrat
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Aug 9th, 2017 05:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mine are all leather and all made myself.

One for each guitar and then some.

Current back up arsenal

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 07:38 PM, Aug 9th, 2017)

guitargeezer
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Aug 9th, 2017 07:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm a pathetic "strap ho". I must have 20-30...leather, woven, nylon...you name it. Brand names, one offs I found on Etay, one that looked like Suane Allman's famous strat...

I'll have to take a photo of the herd and post it here.

BlondeStrat
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Aug 9th, 2017 07:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've made some that are *versions of* or *inspired by* famous straps.

The *XXXXX* Hendrix strap that David Gilmour now owns.

Also a ring strap rendition of the Duane Allman strap. I couldn't come up with the big saddle ring Duane's had, but found a large ring of another sort.

And being that this is Las Vegas, I always have one or two *Dice Straps* around.

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 02:29 PM, Aug 10th, 2017)

JDC
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Aug 9th, 2017 08:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm still using the same black leather guitar strap I bought back in the early 80's.

5Strats

Same, here. Well, since the late 80s, for me, when I had a guitar built with a b bender installed. After 15? years, 200 shows a year and who knows how many bender pulls, the strap was showing some wear.
I swapped it out for a few different straps. All were the same width and I adjusted all to the same length. I can't explain why they shouldn't have all felt the same but they didn't. I ended up taking the old strap to a cobbler and had him reinforce the wear areas.


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Aug 9th, 2017 08:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You get tired of that dice strap you let me know...

BlondeStrat
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Can't complain but sometimes I still do
Aug 9th, 2017 09:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"You get tired of that dice strap you let me"

There are a few of them scattered around the FDP, I can tell you that much ...

5Strats
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GospelBilly!
Aug 10th, 2017 05:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

JDC - My old black leather strap still has some duct tape on it from when I used a wireless unit. Otherwise, it's still in great shape.

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Aug 10th, 2017 09:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

BlondeStrat, I also made a Hendrix/Gilmour strap out of a Franklin. Not exact to the original but it captures the Gilmour vibe with the black Strat.

Hendrix XXXXX

stinger22

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Aug 10th, 2017 10:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

+1 on the Walker & Williams. Got one a few weeks ago and plan on buying more.

BlondeStrat
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Aug 10th, 2017 12:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hammond101, part of the fun of making them is that there are absolutely no limitations (aside from one's level of skill) in what you can do.

Mine all start out as a giant side of cow hide, so my freedom to imagination begins from that.

The lightening bolt strap on the rack there was made to go on a Gibson Explorer that in the end I never brought into the stable.

Guitar Center had it on the used gear wall for $800.00 including a HSC. I couldn't let it stay on the wall, so I put it on layaway.

I knew I did not have the money to buy it, but thought if I bought myself a few weeks I might wrestle my finances and bring it in.

Well, I ended up letting it go. However the strap came into existence from all the excitement and now is my memory of a great deal I couldn't quite pull off. :(

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 02:46 PM, Aug 10th, 2017)

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