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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 10-03-2008, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Guitar Straps.

Just something to hold the guitar up? Or Do you make a statement with it. Did you buy it to match or accent your guitar.

Now that I have my Gold Top, I'm in the market for a strap. I require a wide one, leather of high quality. I'll probably spend $50 to $80 on one. Just can't decide if I want it to look like it "goes with" the guitar.

thoughts?
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post #2 of 53 (permalink) Old 10-04-2008, 12:31 AM
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Re: Guitar Straps.

Don't spend $50 - $80 on a strap just because its cool, or because its leather

Planet Waves just came out with a new strap that is a million times better than the Dimarzio clip-lock one. Instead of clip locks, the end has a button which you hold then rotate a small piece of plastic around the strap button and keeps it in place.

http://www.planetwaves.com/pgeardetails.aspx?ID=1 -- it's the fifth one down the page
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Re: Guitar Straps.

I can airbrush a strap for you if want a one of a kind.
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post #4 of 53 (permalink) Old 10-04-2008, 11:40 AM
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Re: Guitar Straps.

I think I own two non DiMarzio ClipLock straps. I really prefer the ease (and cost) of the ClipLocks and all but one are just plain black.
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Re: Guitar Straps.

Im in with Darin here, ya gotta accessorise !
I even buy picks that are the same colour as the guitar im playing

cliplocks all the way though.
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Re: Guitar Straps.

I just have one nice leather strap that I use for all my guitars. Accessorising is for girls.
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Re: Guitar Straps.

Each of my guitars has its own strap, mostly a mix of DiMarzio clip locks and $5 Levy's straps with Schaller locks. The only one with a nice leather/suede type strap (also a Levy's) is my 78 FA-100.
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post #8 of 53 (permalink) Old 10-04-2008, 05:48 PM
 
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Re: Guitar Straps.



^^
That's what I'm getting. It's not made out of leather but out of seatbelt material. That company only makes vegan belts. They've got some really great ones. Like these:





I love the turquoise one.

Anyway, the strap can't be just any strap for me. It has to go well with the guitar, colorwise. Black goes well with just about any guitar, though.
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Im in with Darin here, ya gotta accessorise !
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post #10 of 53 (permalink) Old 10-05-2008, 12:11 PM
 
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Re: Guitar Straps.

I use a plain white DiMarzio Kliplock.. Call me old fashion!
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Re: Guitar Straps.

I got a Joe Satriani artwork strap from planet waves. My guitar is purple and so are the skulls satch drew on the strap.


But, unfortunately I bought it when I was without my guitar, just guessing it was the same shade. It's not. But oh well, I still like the way it looks. Even though I play metal most of the time I still like to pay tribute to, who I consider, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the Earth.


It's mighty comfortable and durable as well.
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Re: Guitar Straps.

Whatever suits the guitar. I use leather ones on my Les Paul and strats (proper leather, none of this vegan bolox), but various nylon types on pretty much everything else. Mose important thing is that they are secure!
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I got a Joe Satriani artwork strap from planet waves. My guitar is purple and so are the skulls satch drew on the strap.
I hadn't seen the new ones yet. It's cool that new ones keep being added to the line.
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Re: Guitar Straps.

I have a purple DiMarzio clip lock for my VM-1 (white finish), and a white one on on my strat (sonic blue finish, white pickguard).
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Re: Guitar Straps.

Look at www.cronkguitars.com! Bryan made me a cusom strap and I really like it. I got it custom length so there is no bulky adjustment mechanism.
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