Recommended leather straps
Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:41 AM
I'm a beginner who is trying to start playing while standing up. I bought a super cheap strap -- nylon webbing, I believe -- at the local guitar store, and using it I get the infamous SG neck dive big time. From what I have read online before, the use of leather straps seems to prevent this.
What brands/model ought I consider? I'd prefer black, minimum or no bling, and would like to keep the price around $50 if possible.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:09 AM
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 01:02 PM
Good choice, I had the opportunity to meet the owner about 10yrs ago when he was still peddling his wares personally.
every strap I have bought since is a Levy's.
I have a split suede for my SG, which I am lucky, because my SG is pretty well balanced to begin with.
but yeah that sucker doesn't move unless I move it.
does not mean you are useful.
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:01 PM
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:04 PM
My wife (with my hints) had a Moodys strap made for me for my R8 some years back. They are nice but way pricey. Not that Levys are cheap either.....
I have a rule for straps: they must be made with only leather & other SOFT materials and have no metal or hard plastic buckles or end pieces. I like to leave them on when I put the guitars back in their cases.