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Old 01-05-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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Good, sturdy bass strap?

Hey guys. I have this guitar strap but the ends where you attach it to the bass is starting to rip. So I was wondering what good, yet cheap (less than $10) straps there are that reach ~60inches (I'm a big dude) and the ends are sturdy so they don't rip/tear.

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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spend the $20 and get a slick strap from www.guitarfettish.com they are leather which is much better than the cheap nylon ones. And they are xtra long.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:48 PM   #3
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+1 for slick straps. you'll never find anything good for under $10, and you'll never find anything better than slick straps for under $60

Robb misspelled the url, by the way. it's http://www.guitarfetish.com/
his link takes you to a parked domain
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:50 PM   #4
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curious, whats the difference between a bass strap and a guitar strap? Because if theyre the same look into levys. I have a jimi hendrix one for the guitar i got for 12 bucks that i prefer to my 60 dollar planet waves one.

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Old 01-05-2013, 06:24 PM   #5
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mmm, $27 for a strap. Alright, I'll check it out.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:37 PM   #6
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Pretty much any strap with leather ends + decent straplocks = win. I've one by Soldier I got off eBay and it's absolutely fine. Been gigged a lot.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:46 PM   #7
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+1 for slick straps. you'll never find anything good for under $10, and you'll never find anything better than slick straps for under $60

Robb misspelled the url, by the way. it's http://www.guitarfetish.com/
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figures I'd do that
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curious, whats the difference between a bass strap and a guitar strap? Because if theyre the same look into levys. I have a jimi hendrix one for the guitar i got for 12 bucks that i prefer to my 60 dollar planet waves one.

bass straps tend to be a good bit wider. a guitar strap will work for bass, but a bass strap will properly support the increased mass from the bass
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:15 AM   #9
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curious, whats the difference between a bass strap and a guitar strap? Because if theyre the same look into levys. I have a jimi hendrix one for the guitar i got for 12 bucks that i prefer to my 60 dollar planet waves one.

Strictly speaking they're the same thing. But bassists tend to prefer wider straps because basses (tend to) weigh more than guitars.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:28 AM   #10
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I use one of these although they're pricey but are worth it.
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This place sells some nice ones - http://hypnoticstraps.com/ - but not under $10

You could always fit some straplocks to your existing strap to stop it ripping anymore
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:05 AM   #12
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If you want something strong and out of the ordinary, you must be willing to pay more than $10.00 for it. Spring for some more money and look at the offerings from Levy's Leather. Personally, I prefer the Planet Waves padded wide straps, but I don't know how well they work for someone who is on the tall side.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:36 PM   #13
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Elasticated straps are brilliant for appearing to reduce the weight of a Bass especially 5 stringers.
I bought mine well over 20 years ago and people are amazed how much lighter they make a bass feel.
Several companies make them if you Google.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:31 PM   #14
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Not sure if anyone cares, but I bought this strap and it was like $11. It's actually pretty sturdy and it's alright comfortable-wise.
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