Nifty new straps...

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  1. mrpinter

    mrpinter Supporting Member

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    I'm getting hooked on these Mono "Betty" guitar straps. They're super comfy, and keep even neck heavy guitars in position, without binding. Magic. And they're not expensive (comparatively, of course, with other "high end" straps). Anybody else got any strap news?

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  2. Geosh

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    I am also a big fan of the Betty. Definitely helps make playing my heavier solid-body guitars a lot more comfortable.
     
  3. M40A1

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    Not a Mono, but I did get a Couch GTO strap this week. My first car was a 67 Goat, and when I saw the strap on their website I couldn't resist! Apparantly they found some of the old vinyl that was used in the 60s to line the trunks. Here's a pic from thier website:

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  4. mrpinter

    mrpinter Supporting Member

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    I like Couch straps too, and I like the company. I have a few of them myself.
     
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    Funny... nobody ever posts about straps. But it never ceases to amaze me that somebody will drop four figures worth of bones on a guitar and then hang it off themselves with twelve dollars worth of cheap nylon.

    I'm kind of a hound for straps. I'm never quite satisfied with the ones I have. I dig spaghetti style ones for the vintage vibe, but there are a LOT of cheap, crummy ones around. Levy's are great for the quality, but sometimes are a little... vanilla, I guess. I suppose those El Dorados are nice, but even I have an upper limit on what I want to spend.

    Those Couch ones look cool, but I haven't seen any in person. The Betty looks... comfortable. The pillow thing is not my style, I guess. I might change my mind if I had to lug an LP around, maybe.
     
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    I really like the Slick Straps, from Guitar Fetish. Not crazy about some of the designs but just plain one color body and an accent colored tailpiece. Nice! Plus, at $24.95 they don't break the bank.


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    :omg

    $200 -$300 for a strap?

    They have some nice designs and all...but no.
     
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    ^ Yeah, that's outrageous, too rich even for TGP's blood.

    I'm a huge fan of Couch stuff as well. I have that blue GTO posted above, the grey plaid Mustang trunk liner, graphite Western, and a few others. Well crafted and uniquely cool to look at.
     
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    4 Couch straps and counting. Love them!
     
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    Couch straps always make me sweaty where the strap lies. I like straps that can breath a little.

    They look killer and are very well made though.
     
  13. Faldoe

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    $55 is expensive.

    I got a couch strap for like $30
     
  14. mrpinter

    mrpinter Supporting Member

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    You have to know where to buy them. I got each of these for $45 (no tax or shipping). That's reasonable compared to my Souldier straps that cost me $60, and then I had to wait 2 weeks or so to get them. And some of the Couch straps cost up to $59.
     
  15. Faldoe

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    where did you buy them? poke:
     
  16. mrpinter

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    I'll pm you with the info.
     
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    I have Couch straps on every single one of my guitars. Great people, great straps!
     
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    I'd love to have one of those classic straps made by WestBrook with the belt buckle on them for me Tele, but I just can't justify that much scratch for a guitar strap.

    These new Souldiers look cool:

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    I like this strap. I just got a coach strap last summer. They're great.
     

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