itzkpanda
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#1
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.

Thanks.
Bass gear:
-Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
-Fender Rumble 15 Amp

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-Agile AL-2000
-Boss Tu-3 Tuner -> Joyo Vintage Overdrive -> Joyo Vintage Ultimate Overdrive -> Ernie Ball MVP -> TC Nova Repeater
Robbgnarly
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#2
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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#3
+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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ZepJunkie
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#4
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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itzkpanda
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#5
mmm, $27 for a strap. Alright, I'll check it out.
Bass gear:
-Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
-Fender Rumble 15 Amp

Guitar Gear:
-Agile AL-2000
-Boss Tu-3 Tuner -> Joyo Vintage Overdrive -> Joyo Vintage Ultimate Overdrive -> Ernie Ball MVP -> TC Nova Repeater
RubberSoul54321
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#6
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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Robbgnarly
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#7
Quote by CJ Noble
+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

figures I'd do that
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
CJ Noble
WAHAHA~!
Join date: Jan 2008
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#8
Quote by ZepJunkie
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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chatterbox272
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#9
Quote by ZepJunkie
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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#10
I use one of these although they're pricey but are worth it.
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#12
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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John Swift
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#13
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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itzkpanda
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#14
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.
Bass gear:
-Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
-Fender Rumble 15 Amp

Guitar Gear:
-Agile AL-2000
-Boss Tu-3 Tuner -> Joyo Vintage Overdrive -> Joyo Vintage Ultimate Overdrive -> Ernie Ball MVP -> TC Nova Repeater
Sir400
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#15
you can always get a seat belt padding thing that will velcro around the strap... or, you can get a wider strap that's padded...