Best straps?

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  1. joshtheguitarguy

    joshtheguitarguy Strat-Talk Member

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    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

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    Made by our own @Bodean
    Check out the trying my hand at leatherwork thread here
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Mine of course, but you knew that already. :p

    Thick, wide leather are the best. @Bodean makes some real pretty custom ones...
     
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    Bodean Just A Simple Man

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    I appreciate the plug my friends.
    A little story about a small time member who, thanks to the good people here, turned a humble hobby into making custom straps.
    Now the members can thank their imagination into how they turned out.
    I just put their ideas on leather.
    As twisted, and challenging as some may be.:D
     
  5. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Dr. Stratster

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    I like leather straps for the look and feel, but I use Planet Waves locking straps for utility, and ensuring that I won't drop the guitar. Have had the same ones for probably 15 years now.
     
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    Philo426 Senior Stratmaster

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    Italia straps out of California make really high quality leather straps. 20201025_104653.jpg
     
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    ptb1 Strat-Talker

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    I have a leather maker working these days to produce a copy of this one:
    Blackmore leather strap II .jpg
    It has been a bit tricky trying to find out how its really made, but we have come "close "enough".
    I´m a bit excited to see the final result:)
     
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    Mouse The Knees of Rock

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    Another vote for @Bodean straps. I've got 2 and haven't used another strap since.
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    Bodean, of course.
     
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  10. SKYDOG4570

    SKYDOG4570 "I didn't do it!" I'm serious, I really didn't! Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    I use Lock-it straps, and I love the feel of the cotton or especially the Bob Masse Series Lock-it brand straps. Sweetwater now carries the full line of their products.

    I did use large Levy's leather straps with Schaller locks on my Les Paul's.

    Why so big on locks, you might ask?

    I had a SG Standard with factory vibrato go flying off the stage back in 1969, luckily no one but the SG was hurt.
     
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    Stormy Monday Blooze daddy Silver Member

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    Ditto x4 for BoStraps.
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    My two favorites are a custom strap from @Bodean and the other is a Franklin "Original Soft Strap". Both are fantastic but different. The franklin is a Double layered padded Leather strap and as said, the BoStrap is a custom strap to my specs.
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    Hippieway Strat-Talker

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    I have around 20 guitars and each one has it's own strap. I have straps from both major as well as minor manufacturers. Many are leather but other materials are well represented. What is important to me is that I want a quality strap and one that complements the instrument. Sometimes when another guitar moves in, I may just grab a spare strap but as soon as I find the right strap for the new guitar... done.
     
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    My favourite straps are Well-Hung straps. I screwed up my shoulder after I went and over and in a pickup truck 12 or so years ago. And while my guitars are super light, my basses not so much. I've tried all sorts of straps and I have found these to be the most comfortable and by far the best looking I have yet to find. Especially for the price. While the ones that I have are made of different materials, He also makes leathers and does custom stuff. I've got two straps so far and I love them both. I'll definitely be getting more for my other guitars. I mean, why would you settle for a dinky little micro strap when you can have one that is well hung! Here are some pictures of the two that I have and the link to the reverb store!

    https://reverb.com/shop/well-hung-guitar-accessories

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    crawdaddy Most Honored Senior Member

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    The straps that I like in no particular order:

    Mother Mary
    Couch
    Denali Strap Co.
    Native Sons

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    A couple of samples
     
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    My favourite is the leather strap from Ernie Ball with fur. So soft I want to take it to bed.
     
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    thick and leather, cause the thin ones dig into my shoulder.
     
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    lbpesq Strat-Talker

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    Moody Leather makes gorgeous high quality leather straps.

    Bill, tgo
     
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  19. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too.

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    Whatever's most comfortable for your budget.
     
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    Seamus OReally Buried alive in the blues Gold Supporting Member

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    I still like the skinny ones with the adjustable fleece pad. I’ve got a black one and a brown one... one is Fender branded, the other is a D’something.
     
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