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Leftee
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Aug 10th, 2017 02:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

5Strats - multitude of guitars.

One strap!

You are missing out on this avenue of GAS.

Hammond101
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Aug 10th, 2017 03:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That is a very nice collection of art Larry. I don't have the skill or tools to work or sew leather short of a punch set. The punches get used every time I buy a new strap to enlarge the holes for proper strap lock fit.

I really like the Lightening Bolt! Cool story too.

stratcowboy
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Aug 10th, 2017 03:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Lightning bolt.

reverendrob
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Aug 11th, 2017 01:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

None of 'em are long enough, so I stick with Ye Olde Ernie Ball Polys.

The 68" length is a bit more than I need, but for the first and only time in my life, when I found those...I actually wasn't at max extended length and wanting more.

Texican

Cypress, TX

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Aug 11th, 2017 05:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've got three straps from El Dorado, two from Levy's, and the most recent one is from Lakota. It's about the softest leather I've ever felt.

Lakota Bison Strap.

Leftee
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Aug 11th, 2017 05:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If I had one knock against the Walker & Williams it's that they are barely long enough for me. I have them set up at their longest. I don't like wearing a guitar high. I'm 5'11".

jazzguy

Philly, B-3 Capital

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Aug 11th, 2017 08:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had a Levy's leather for 25 yrs but retired it a couple years ago.
then bought an Italia leather during their annual summer bogo offer. 2 high quality straps for $79 [though I see they're selling for $99 these days]


Malcolm
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Aug 11th, 2017 09:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm like several others - 1 per guitar & 2 El Dorados. Got are lightning one w/'Gibson' for the Epi.

jay1vinton

Hawaii, USA

Perfect is the enemy of good enough
Oct 10th, 2017 04:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I still have my high school strap. The Vox python metal scale strap. The one John Lennon used. The scales are all rusty, the spikes are dangerous now that I am fiscally conservative with my gear, and it looks like you need a tetanus shot after it's been on your shoulder.

Most all of my actually used straps are Levi's. Black leather with rough insides. They are fine.

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Oct 10th, 2017 05:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have several Franklin 3 inch straps that I bought when they went on sale or I got them to throw it in when I bought a guitar, but my favorite is my Lakota strap made of bison hide.

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Oct 10th, 2017 05:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I am the proud owner of a few leather straps hand crafted by our esteemed colleague BlondeStrat. He is an artist and a heck of a nice guy.

The Walker and Williams straps are a sham! They tout them as being all leather...and yet they contain pleather parts. LAME. I sent it back for a refund.

BlondeStrat
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Oct 10th, 2017 06:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Geno, you are very kind.

How is the Alien Scar Strap, any strange stories on that one? ;)

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Oct 10th, 2017 09:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

People have asked me about it.

I tell them it was from a cow that underwent a moonlit alien mutilation--and they closed!

Leftee
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Oct 11th, 2017 05:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I guess I didn't look at my W&W straps that close. Oh well, I still like ‘em. I’d still order another if the need arose.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 07:51 AM, Oct 11th, 2017)

littleuch
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Oct 11th, 2017 07:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've had this strap forever and it has seen more gigs and wear time than any other strap I've owned. I can't remember where I bought it or who the mfg is. The backside of the tag says made is USA. It is very ornate with buckles and fringes and mucho mojo.

Anyone know what make?

littleuch
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Oct 11th, 2017 07:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another shot

edit: OK, it looks like "LM" who I see all over Google. Anyway, it's worn well over the years.

External link

(This message was last edited by littleuch at 09:56 AM, Oct 11th, 2017)

Stratmanx
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Oct 11th, 2017 10:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hammond101, that Hendrix / Gilmour strap is excellent !

I've built a Gilmour replica "Black Strat" and have been looking to find one like this.

Do you know of anyone commercial doing replicas of that strap ?

tiller2
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Oct 12th, 2017 11:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm still enjoying three of BlondeStrat's straps that he sold for a friendly price a while back: a lightning, a polka dot, and one other... handmade goodness

(This message was last edited by tiller2 at 01:16 PM, Oct 12th, 2017)

BlondeStrat
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Oct 13th, 2017 12:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

tiller2, Thanks for the kind words.

There are a lot of them out there. I'd be hard pressed to remember where they all are at this point.

I keep thinking I need to make another polka dot strap.

Just too much other stuff going on. :(

gdw3

LA-la-land, CA

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Oct 13th, 2017 03:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I wish more of these makers made 3"-wide straps. More comfy on my tender neck/shoulder area!

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