HELP Please, favorite guitar straps

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  1. vangit

    vangit Silver Supporting Member

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    Hey gang
    I may have some guitar straps made (may start a little business). I'm trying to determin which straps I want to make (width, padding, no padding, etc). It would be very helpful if you guys can tell me what your preferences are. Exact brand and models would be awsome too.
    Thanks.
    stu
     
  2. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    3" width, padded (w/ non-slip padding, like suede)...
     
  3. Bonedance

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    Well, I've used only three straps the last 25 years. Most recent is a Levy's. Simple, lighlty padded leather about 2-2 1/2 inches wide, Brown/Black reversable. A 2 1/2 inch tooled leather strap found in the corner of a pawn shop 12 years ago for $2. Lastly, a 25 year old Dimarzio leather clip lock thats been on my strat since 1980.

    As far as a new straps, I love the Shadow, Tombstone & Memphis on the www.eyelandenterprises.com webpage.

    The levys are nice and I use the one I received as a gift more than any....but those eyelands are very intriguing.
     
  4. 1-Take-Wonder

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    Check these guys out...

    http://www.italiastraps.com/

    they use saddle-quality leather, and have better prices (on ebay) than anything I've seen yet.

    I'm VERY satisfied with the 2.5 inch black strap I just got from them. Its made to order, took about a month to get it. My 10 lb Les Paul is reasonably comfortable using this strap.

    I'd say if you can match their quality, stay near their price (around $20 shipped) and give it a bit of style, you will probably have more business than you can handle.
     
  5. shadco

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    3 inch padded backed with suede so they don't slip.

    Be sure they have a place to store V picks
     
  6. exodus

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    I like the old ACE straps:AOK
     
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    The old 1950's style thin thing with the shoulder pad. Black and brown. Very important.


    My other favorite is one that I had made to 'resemble' Peter Green's when he was in Fleetwood Mac.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. retro

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    I'm almost always disappointed when I go to the strap rack. There are a few classic's for me though. The thin Fender type retro straps. The Vox Python and straps like El Dorado's and the venerable Ace straps.
     
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    I just came across this Fender strap a week or so ago & think it's freaking fantastic for a non-custom, factory strap:

    http://www.music123.com/Fender-Deluxe-Wide-Padded-Leather-Guitar-Strap--i14579.music

    This place also seems to have some really unique straps:

    http://www.getmgetm.com/

    I personally love the "camel" one. :) I think someone on this board has one of those as I remember seeing a pic not too long ago, but I forget who.

    Those Eyeland straps are pretty darn nice too, but not exactly cheap. :)
     
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    This Levy's for suede , homemade for fullgrain leather .
     
  12. QuickDraw

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    i like the old "ACE" style ones with the psychadelic colors, they're starting to demand higher prices for them too.
     
  13. omensixaxe

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    aside from soundhole covers, i think i remember the Lute Hole company making some decent straps once...see if you can find them on ebay maybe?
     
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    jpage Silver Supporting Member

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  16. vangit

    vangit Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks alot for the info guys!
     
  17. mbratch

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    I prefer at least 3" wide, supple leather, adjustable length, slightly rough underside (non-slip). Color black is fine.

    No padding needed, no designs, nothing fancy.

    If it's over $15, I'll probably pass. I may go as high as $19.95 if I have trouble finding a $10 or $15 strap (been able to so far).
     
  18. jpage

    jpage Silver Supporting Member

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    Your strap holds your guitar off of the ground. And you won't spend $20 on it?

    My $300.00 strap again:

    http://www.mosbyguitars.com/eastrat.html

    How can you be "too cool for school" with a $20 strap?
     
  19. Jim Jones

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    Yikes! You don't wear spandex do you? :)

    Jim
     

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