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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by joshtheguitarguy, Nov 30, 2020.
Like it says in the title
Made by our own @Bodean
Check out the trying my hand at leatherwork thread here
Mine of course, but you knew that already.
Thick, wide leather are the best. @Bodean makes some real pretty custom ones...
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.
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.
Italia straps out of California make really high quality leather straps.
I have a leather maker working these days to produce a copy of this one:
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
Another vote for @Bodean straps. I've got 2 and haven't used another strap since.
Bodean, of course.
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.
Ditto x4 for BoStraps.
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.
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.
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!
The straps that I like in no particular order:
Denali Strap Co.
A couple of samples
My favourite is the leather strap from Ernie Ball with fur. So soft I want to take it to bed.
thick and leather, cause the thin ones dig into my shoulder.
Moody Leather makes gorgeous high quality leather straps.
Whatever's most comfortable for your budget.
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.