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  • Recommend a good strap

    I've been using cheap straps for years and I can't take it anymore. Can anyone recommend a good strap that they have found and/or used? I would consider just about anything under $100. In particular, I'm looking for something that is comfortable and non-slip. I play with the neck at a fairly steep angle and it constantly seems to be slipping down, closer to horizontal. Is there a material that is particularly good at preventing that problem? I think leather may be, but all the leather straps I've used are quite uncomfortable and start digging into my shoulder. Anyway, thanks for any tips.
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    I had a leather strap, about 4" wide and with a rough underside. Didn't dig into my shoulder, minimized neck dive and slippage.
    Something like this: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/acces...r-guitar-strap
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    • #3
      Originally posted by isaac42 View Post
      I had a leather strap, about 4" wide and with a rough underside. Didn't dig into my shoulder, minimized neck dive and slippage.
      Something like this: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/acces...r-guitar-strap
      Thanks, I ended up going with something like that. We'll see if it does any good. I've never heard of this before, but I guess my problem is not uncommon and is called "neck dive."
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      • #4
        I have a 4" leather as you describe I have used since 1976. Additionally, it has a snap near the tail of the guitar. It came with a leather loop that goes around the cord and snaps to the strap. Prevents ruining cords or, even worse, a damaged jack.

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        • #5
          Unfortunately for me, mine was stolen last year, along with several hundred dollars worth of other stuff.
          "The Web puts all of the world's knowledge at our fingertips; unfortunately it's mixed with all of the world's bull****************."
          -- Bob Parks

          "A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it."
          -- Oscar Wilde

          "No man dies for what he knows to be true. Men die for what they want to be true, for what some terror in their hearts tells them is not true."
          -- Oscar Wilde

          "It is a trap of history to believe that eyewitnesses remember accurately what they have lived through."
          -- Theodore White

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          • #6
            I bought a wooden strap from DiVincent's music Store in Morgantown. Never seen them elsewhere, but it's pretty cool to be wearing a wooden strap with a natural finish Bass guitar. (And yea, it slips a bit too. Need to put some friction material on the underside of the wood pieces that sit on the shoulder.)

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            • #7
              I use a padded and stretchy Levys strap like this: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Levy-s-3...id^27121142082

              I like the soft / stretchy material and it makes my basses seem lighter. I have one on my Jazz and my Stingray.
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