#1
I'm a middle age guy that plays in a church praise band. Most Sundays that means business casual style attire. The problem is I need a belt for my pants, but don't wanna scrape up the back of electric guitars.

Thinking of getting one of these, but I'm open to suggestions.
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#2
Well I guess the MB rules forbid links. Its a Patagonia Friction Belt from backcountry.com ,
probably in black. But if someone uses something else and they like it, I'm all ears.
#3
They also make finish protectors for the back of your guitar

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/scratch-pad-velvet-guitar-finish-protector

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#5
You can wear a belt without the buckle at your front you know. I just offset it a loop or two (depending on the pants) to the left. No buckle rash, and no new belts. It looks a little strange, but you can fix it in two seconds.
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#6
Wrap a bit of felt around the buckle before you play?...
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You can wear a belt without the buckle at your front you know. I just offset it a loop or two (depending on the pants) to the left. No buckle rash, and no new belts. It looks a little strange, but you can fix it in two seconds.



this, i'm a drummer and have a thing for bigger buckles. makes playing really uncomfortable. move buckle to the side. alls well.
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#9
Yeah I scratch my guitars with my belt too. However I really don't care - I'd prefer to have gear with a bit of wear and tear than in pristine condition. It means I'm using it.
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#10
^ And nobody even sees the back of your guitar.
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#11
I agree with what was said before, turn your belt so the buckle is on the side.
When I was in high school this was a trend among some kids.
While I was playing guitar in my bands, I tried a bunch of different things to avoid that nasty buckle rash. I found that putting my belt buckle on sideways always worked.

Now I just do it as second nature. Nobody really looks at my belt, cause it's behind my guitar.
I play in a post hardcore band and I go crazy on stage. Jumping around, swinging my guitar around, stomping and just overall going nuts.
No buckle rash! My guitars are still in near perfect condition even though I go crazy at shows.
Sometimes, I don't even wear belts, but only on pants that fit well.

If you must wear a belt,
Sideways belts are the way to go to avoid buckle rash, in my opinion!
#12
Some people like buckle rash on their guitars, and that's cool.
For me, I like to wear in my guitars, but I personally don't like buckle rash on my instruments.

What ever floats your boat I guess!