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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-03-2010, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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NSD (= new strap day) for my FE

I was playing my beloved RG8470F FE from Rich recently and thought to myself "why the heck do I have a $5 guitar strap on such a gem of an instrument?".
No offense, the 5 bucks strap does its job well, being black and nylon and not taking too much attention away from the FE and all...but it seemed slightly low-key.

So I took the dive and treated my FE to a genuine suede Levy's strap, in "copper" color. Well-worth the money, great craftsmanship and classy. Amazon has some for cheap(er).


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-03-2010, 02:55 PM
 
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Re: NSD (= new strap day) for my FE

Very nice!

I agree that a nice strap goes with a nice guitar

The picture shows you're using the Gotoh strap locks. Have you cut the holes in the strap to the full size of the locks? The locks are ca. 12mm in diameter which is a big hole in the narrow end of many straps...

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-04-2010, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NSD (= new strap day) for my FE

I just forced the lock through the pre-existing hole, but omitted the washer in the back. Works pretty well. I am anyway not sure if I will keep the locks on, it's kinda awkward to have the strap so far away from the guitar.
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Re: NSD (= new strap day) for my FE

"New Strap Day".... never heard that one before.

That's a sweet axe and a sweet strap. Gorgeous stuff.
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Re: NSD (= new strap day) for my FE

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I just forced the lock through the pre-existing hole, but omitted the washer in the back. Works pretty well. I am anyway not sure if I will keep the locks on, it's kinda awkward to have the strap so far away from the guitar.
OK. I just got an Ibanez leather strap with a vine imprint to go with my J Custom. I can't get the Gotoh locks through the existing holes and it pains me to make cuts in that strap - guess there's no way around it in the end...

The Dunlop STRAPLOKs won't fit, and a strap with no lock on those conically shaped strap pins doesn't hold on too well. So what do you guys do about Gotoh equipped JCs and straps?

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2010, 10:15 AM
 
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Re: NSD (= new strap day) for my FE

sorry for the threadjack but where did you buy your ibanez vine strap?^
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Re: NSD (= new strap day) for my FE

in the words of the cookie monster "nomnomnom"
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2010, 09:10 PM
 
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Re: NSD (= new strap day) for my FE

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sorry for the threadjack but where did you buy your ibanez vine strap?^
I got mine, an all black one with an embossed vine, from Thomann, link here. Sometimes they're on 3bay, link here. There are also a few UK shops who have them - googling for Ibanez +LS65TL should bring up a few of them. Good luck!

BTW, I managed to enlarge the holes for the Gotoh locks using a combination of drill bits and a very fine tipped wire cutter.

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