#1
So I like to play shirtless as I live in a warm climate and when you play for 30 minutes straight you tend to get a bit sweaty or tacky and right now the leather strap I have clings to me a lot so repositioning the guitar (like if you need to really reach high up frets) is difficult because the suede/leather lining clings to my shoulders/back.

What material is better for mobility and not gripping the skin so much?
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#3
I like the nylon seatbelt type material. It's smooth enough not to feel like sandpaper and doesn't stick like leather.
#5
Suede? Mine is quite soft.
Velvet?
Nylon, in my experience chafes.
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#6
The Planet Waves woven straps are quite comfortable and may work for you. If not they make a cotton one as well, which surely will?
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#7
If it's Nylon like the Dimarzio Strap, which I use, they burn like hell. Really annoying to play for 45 minutes in a tank top, and can really leave some marks. The bottom of my neck/top of my shoulder has had a mark for the past 6 months.
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#8
Wear a t-shirt.

You might like playing topless, but unless you're a pretty girl nobody wants to see it.
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#9
Chain mail. Seriously. The most comfortable strap you will ever wear. It can get friggin cold when you first put it on though...
#10
I use mainly leather straps, but I do have a strap that is made of seat-belt nylon and it works great for what your describing
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#11
Quote by D_M_I
Chain mail. Seriously. The most comfortable strap you will ever wear. It can get friggin cold when you first put it on though...
Oh man, I can only imagine how much hair that would rip out. That would not be a good choice for a long haired fellow like myself.
#12
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Wear a t-shirt.

You might like playing topless, but unless you're a pretty girl nobody wants to see it.

This.

Put a shirt on you greb
#13
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Oh man, I can only imagine how much hair that would rip out. That would not be a good choice for a long haired fellow like myself.


Hell my long hair would be the least of my worries, my chest would kick my ass
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#14
Quote by GaryBillington
Wear a t-shirt.

You might like playing topless, but unless you're a pretty girl nobody wants to see it.

It's 100 something here today.
Air conditioning alone doesn't cut it.
I don't wear a shirt during my other activities at home, so why would I put one on with such an active activity as playing guitar?
I always wind up drenched in sweat when I play.
#15
Quote by ExDementia
Oh man, I can only imagine how much hair that would rip out. That would not be a good choice for a long haired fellow like myself.



Lol, that could definitely be an issue. I haven't had long hair in a long time and it didn't even occur to me.


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Hell my long hair would be the least of my worries, my chest would kick my ass


Again I am not he hairy type but it's not as bad as you might expect. But if someone has enough hair to worry about this problem, they shouldn't be topless!
#16
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Again I am not he hairy type but it's not as bad as you might expect. But if someone has enough hair to worry about this problem, they shouldn't be topless!

Yeah I got a hairy chest, but not a back or anything else. All the girls in my area say it is like Sean Connery or Tarzan, perfect amount of guy hair
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#17
Quote by darkwolf291
It's 100 something here today.
Air conditioning alone doesn't cut it.
I don't wear a shirt during my other activities at home, so why would I put one on with such an active activity as playing guitar?
I always wind up drenched in sweat when I play.


T-shirt gets soaked, evaporative cooling kicks in, actually keeps you cooler than bare skin.
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Although, now that all of this hair has been mentioned, how about a strap made from human hair? It would be very unique.

only if the hair is short and curly
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