How do you strap your strat, High or Low?

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  1. Wound_Up

    Wound_Up CUSTOM USER TITLE Silver Member

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    Maybe he was the crabcore originator? LMFAO! That's about the only way you'd be able to reach it that low
     
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    This high, sometimes higher.
     
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    a long time ago, me with my goldtop. my strap is about an inch or so lower now, and there is absolutely no black left in my hair :(
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    Same here. Wear her shorter now. Swagger gone, vision down, arthritis up, but "I'm Still Rockin'!!!
     
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    About where I wear "Miss Stratty" now, but used to be lower to match the swagger. You know, "Big-Little Rock Star" style.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Here are a couple of pics from 30 years ago, but I'm still using the same strap, and still have it adjusted to the same length.

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    systolsys Strat-O-Master

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    I have my Strat relatively high... not Tom Morello high... but high enough that the belly cut is pretty redundant. Probably Jeff Beck ish.

    But I play my Tele about 6" lower. No idea why.
     
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    In the middle between my tele (high) and V (low). I’ll never be this guy:
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    Here I am a few years ago:
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  9. buzzword

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    Belly high like i’m sitting. Never understood how anyone could play chimp style, i.e. slung low below the belt and only playable by those with chimpanzee like arms that reach their knees.
     
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    ladewd Strat-Talk Member

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    I can’t play a low hung guitar easily. I’m kind of in the middle of some of the extreme pictures. I also don’t play out anymore, so I rarely use a strap. None of my guitars even have buckle rash.
     
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  12. BigDan

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    Low when I was a teen and all for show. Up a little higher as I started improving. Then higher up as I grew into middle age.
    Now that I am in my early sixties and have had several surgeries on my fret hand ( ruptured tendons and tendon reasignment surgeries plus a carpal tunnel and rotator cuff on my picking arm).
    I don't use a strap at all. I use a chair now and thank the lord I can still play .
     
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    Perched ON my gut...
     
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    Low. That helps to keep the hordes of women from swarming the bandstand.
     
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    No, that's your cologne... :D
     
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    I’m tall, 6,-4”. I usually buy a strap that’ll is at least 55” and have it on the last notch or second to last.

    I’m a huge fan of the belly cut.
     
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    Yeah, the belly cut on the strat kind of sets it automatically. Also the guitar covers my naughty bits, centered pretty much by coincidence. Not that I play in my underwear much. If it's any lower. It would be hard to play.
     
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    Plus a great way to get tendinitis on your left wrist...
     
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    I sit down so have no need for strap if and when I will decide to stand and play, then ill adjust it to wherever I'm most comfortable and being able to play, as for swagger or looking cool don't matter when your sole audience is your cat lol, but then again I don't see any point standing and playing im not playing in front of an audience :D
     
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  20. Scott Baxendale

    Scott Baxendale Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    The electric rock guitar is one of the purest phallic symbols in modern culture for the last 70 years so to be an authentic rocker it MUST cover the junk. If I see a show where the guitarist holds the guitar up under his chin I immediately think his music is too derivative for my taste.
     
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