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Post by Adey on Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:40 pm

I don't know about the rest of you, but, being 6'5", I have struggled to find guitar straps that stop me looking like someone from the Dave Clarke Five when I'm playing my guitar.

Then I came across XL Straps - http://xlstraps.com/

They do really good quality leather straps, in a variety of colours and styles. I've bought two in the last 6 months and I'm really pleased with them. They take a little while to arrive as they are made to order, but worth the wait...

So, if you are what I call "normal" height (i.e. over 6'4"), you might want to give them a go.


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Post by DimensionIV-addict on Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:56 pm

Being 5'7" I reuse my pant belts... Laughing

But it is good info. I imagine a 'guitar necklace' isn't too comfortable to play.
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Post by Barry on Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:01 pm

Glad you found a comfortable one! The guitar strap, an often overlooked item, or one seldom paid much attention to for sure...until it doesn't do the job for you.

I used to giggle at the likes of Gerry Marsden's (Gerry and the Pacemakers) playing style, way, way up there under 'is arm pit.

I started out about waist high and the guitar has been going steadily up over the years. But the shortening of the straps is more to do with stiff and painful wrists and thumb joints than anything else. Have to change the angle considerably to play.

When I look in the mirror who do I see? Hell-o Gerry! Face Palm

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Post by Westbone on Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:33 pm

Barry wrote:
When I look in the mirror who do I see? Hell-o Gerry! Face Palm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9G_0hplf_w

Nice song


Lennon clone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN-8oFU3yIg

Hand full of chords there indeedy.... What a Face
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Post by corsair on Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:37 pm

Being a normal sort of height at 5'11" I've never had too much of a problem with the length of a strap, but I do like 'em 3" wide over the shoulder!! In fact, the oldest strap I've got is a 60's relic, with a paisley pattern in blue and a really heavy duty steel buckle which supports the 12 string these days and had got to the stage where the leather ends were about to fall to bits. A little research into prices of decent quality straps led me to just replacing the ends with leather bought from the local saddler, some work with a set of wad punches and a very sharp knife plus some leather rivets from the same bloke; eh voila - easy-peasy!
I have an old, old old original Fender strap which, while not 3" wide, is about the most comfortable strap I have as it is a very thick piece of vinyl under the embroidered Fender cloth; that has also had it's ends and stitching replaced!
And, just to be a bell-end, I have two Westone badged straps... with my name on them... Laughing

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Post by Barry on Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:20 pm

Westbone wrote:...Nice song
We thought so too: LINK

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Post by Barry on Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:27 pm

corsair wrote:...prices of decent quality straps led me to just replacing the ends with leather bought from the local saddler, some work with a set of wad punches and a very sharp knife plus some leather rivets from the same bloke; eh voila - easy-peasy!
Perhaps a post in the Tips Tricks and Tools Section? Hmm?
And, just to be a bell-end, I have two Westone badged straps... with my name on them... Laughing
Now yer just showing off!

Actually, I was thinking that a new topic focusing on straps might be an interesting discussion. Thinking

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Post by The Chad on Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:18 am

Those stretchy straps look fun. They adjust to 56", long! Seems they are super comfortable.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/dimarzio-elastic-guitar-strap

Barry... nice song! I really enjoyed that. Are you the guitarist? Singer? Background dancer? Coffee maker?
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Post by Barry on Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:05 pm

Thanks Chad.
I was the singer and played rhythm guitar.

On that track that's me on the Gibson ES330 with a Roland chorus doing the opening/closing and background/rhythm refrain. The lead was Mickey (RIP) on his Strat also on chorus, and Glenn doing some accent/response on his Strat.

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Post by The Chad on Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:23 am

Well done Barry! Very nice! Cool
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