Is there anyplace I can get half a guitar strap?

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  1. Whiskeyrebel

    Whiskeyrebel Member

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    I made myself a doubleneck. The weight isn't bad but because the body is light, the necks want to drop.

    I added a strap button to the back of the upper headstock like a P-bass, and that keeps it from dropping but pushes it toward my right.

    What seems to work OK is to take another strap apart and build a sort of Y shaped strap with three buttonholes. One goes on the strap button on the tail, one on the upper bout, and one on the back of the upper headstick.

    Well, great, but that leaves me a useless half a strap.

    Any suggestions where I could get a replacement for just the section I need? All I need is the narrow part that threads through the adjusting slots.
     
  2. NHBluesMan

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    just cut a strap in half?

    I honestly can't think of many business reasons why people would be selling half a strap...
     
  3. Whiskeyrebel

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    Neither can I. The only plausible reason would be to repair a strap that had the keyhole slot split open. But in that case the maker would rather sell you a complete new strap.

    I figured as much. It just annoys me to chuck out half a perfectly good strap.
     
  4. fendergeek

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    This reminds me of the half a head of lettuce joke!
     
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    What about someone like Couch or Souldier that also does camera straps?
     
  6. Whiskeyrebel

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    Thanks for the tip. I checked. They don't seem to list such an item.
     
  7. PurpleJesus

    PurpleJesus Gold Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Saddle strap. Find a western store.
     
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    Assuming you have a good relationship with your local store, they might have such a thing laying around and might give it to you for free.

    If you haven't established a good relationship with the people in your local store, that's probably not an option.
     
  9. Jess 1971

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    Call Jodi Head in NYC, as she custom makes all sorts of cool straps and can probably accommodate your design.
     
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    Don't think it's something they're gonna list. You'll have to contact 'em.
     
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    TheoDog Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm sure Couch would accommodate with some conversation.
    Having trouble picturing your description. Pics?
     
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    I'd get a cheap $15 strap and cut it in half.
     
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    I think the op is talking about a leather strap where a thinner strip of leather is used to connect to slots in the main strap to make adjustments in length, not a strap cut in half. I would recommend contacting a company that makes such straps and asking if they will sell just that part. I don't see why they wouldn't.
     
  14. Whiskeyrebel

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    It basically looks like a zip-tie made of leather. It's the part you remove and reinstall when you're setting the length on a leather strap.

    A leather headstock strap would almost work except I am not sure if the button can be trusted to keep it from pulling through the slot in the strap. The original piece has an eye that you use to loop the strip through itself and lock it in place.
     
  15. Voodoo Blues

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    I can't be the only person curious about the half a head of lettuce joke.
     
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    I bet someone on Etsy would make one.
     
  17. Barnzy

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    I needed a longer piece of leather for a thin, buckle adjustable, strap. I went to a shoemaker and he cut, hole-punched and stained a piece exactly how I wanted. Consider a shoemaker/ leather smith if you can find one in a local market somewhere.
     
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    I suggest building yourself another double neck with the same deficiency and use the leftover half strap for that.

    I can pretty much assure you a half-strap is gonna cost as much or more than a full strap. Nobody's ever gonna offer such a thing as a standard item. Never. Regardless, considering what you probably spent building a doubleneck, I wouldn't concern yourself with the cost of throwing half a strap away.

    This has to be a joke, right?

    Seriously, if you're for real OP, I'd think about starting over and build yourself a better balanced doublenecker.

    Good luck to you!
     
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    I wanted to 'save' the strap on an old ES-175, the shoulder pad was good and the buckle was OK but the rest of it was failing and wouldn't stay on the strap button on the guitar. I looked on Amazon and found a length of 1/2" wide split cowhide (I think the vendor was Tandy) I took that leather, riveted the buckle and cut new slots for the strap buttons and it works fine. The stuff was available in different widths; might be worth a try?
     
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    ??? you don't have any old belts laying around?
     

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