What kind of strap do you use for your guitar or bass? Various brands such as Ernie Ball, Fender, Levy's and MOODY STRAPS make straps, but the materials, designs and prices are also different.
So this time, I would like to introduce 10 items from orthodox designs to unique designs and high-end straps!
First is the LEVY'S cotton strap, MSSC8-NAT. I personally like the gentle texture of cotton and the natural color. Compared to nylon, it also has moderate friction and reduces head drop. Leather is used for the strap end, making it extremely durable. The length can be adjusted from about 83-137 cm. LEVY'S has a rich lineup after all! They have a wide variety of designs and materials, from affordable to slightly more expensive. Moreover, because they are designed by dedicated designers, they are also attractive for high fashion sense.
You often see this type of strap. The vintage design is impressive. The simple buckle creates a 50'S Fender atmosphere. Suede is used for the lining of the shoulder pads, which makes it non-slip. The pad width can be adjusted to about 5.5 cm and the length can be adjusted from about 132-140 cm.
A gorgeous piece covered with black faux fur. The visual effect is also important! Isn't it perfect for the guitarist? The length can be adjusted up to 182 cm. GET'M GET'M STRAPS was originally an American apparel brand called GET'M GET'M WEAR, which many Hollywood stars love. Guitar straps were announced at the 2006 WINTER NAMM SHOW, and a unique and fashionable guitar strap was born. It is well known that AVRIL LAVIGNE and PRINCE also used their straps.
From the appearance, it seems like "How do you use it?" The loop part is wrapped around the cutaway, and the instrument is hung from both shoulders. By distributing the weight of the instrument to both shoulders, it not only reduces the burden on the shoulders, but also firmly fixes the position of the instrument. Made of supple vegetable tanned leather, it is recommended for multi-string basses. It can also be used for guitars and bass without a cutaway by using the separately sold TENSION STRAP. The length can be adjusted from about 85-106 cm (strap part).
As you can see from the brand name, it is a bass strap that pursues comfort. The thick and soft pad reduces the pressure on the shoulders and supports comfortable playing. In addition, the surface of the pad is made of a non-slip synthetic material (neoprene), which stabilizes the position of the instrument. If you look closely, each endpin has two holes !? This uses a unique Douglas Connector mechanism that uses the weight of the bass to pinch the endpin, preventing the strap from coming off the strap pin. The length can be adjusted from about 100-114 cm.
A guitar strap with an impressive clef. High quality vegetable tanned leather is used for the outer material, and you can enjoy aging deterioration. The lining uses microfiber to prevent rubbing against clothing during performance and keeps you comfortable. The length can be adjusted from about 98-153 cm. Right On STRAPS has many fashionable straps and is a brand that I personally am interested in. The founders of Right On STRAPS originally made belts and handbags for major fashion brands such as Mango and Zara. Right On STRAPS began in 2009 when they started making guitar straps that stand out in terms of quality and design.
Dimarzio's 2 INCH NYLON CLIPLOCK, which is also known to be used by many famous musicians such as Steve Vai and John Petrucci. The strap can be attached and detached with a single touch by pinching the clip, which is recommended for guitarists who frequently change their guitars. By using nylon, you can get a smooth satin-like feel, and you can instantly adjust the position of the guitar smoothly even while playing. In addition, it is sturdy enough to withstand 150 pounds (about 68 kg). It can be adjusted from about 110-160 cm.
The fine weaving and ethnic atmosphere are impressive. The outer material is high quality weaving, the strap end is made of genuine leather with a logo, and each one is handmade in Germany. The length can be adjusted flexibly by using a slide-type adjuster. The slide adjuster is intentionally produced with a worn out look, creating an antique atmosphere. This antique brass hardware is one of the features of the Epivo strap. Not only the leather end with the Epivo logo, but also the strap itself has an appropriate thickness and is extremely durable. Adjustable up to 140 cm.
My personal favorite handmade strap brand MOODY STRAPS. One of the coolest ones. The sense of luxury that can be conveyed just by picking is "as you would expect". The unrivaled soft straps reduce the strain on your shoulders and allow you to play for long periods of time without stress. Suede is used for the lining to reduce head drop. It can be adjusted from about 94-124 cm. They are also known for being used by Green Day's Mike Dirnt, Richie Kotzen and Billy Sheehan. It's expensive as a strap, but once you use it, you'll definitely be addicted to it. I would like you to try it as a strap for a lifetime!
The last is here! A classic strap that is so classic that it needs no explanation. It is a long-standing top-selling model that combines simple design, durability, cost performance, and functionality. It is also known to be a favorite of Eric Clapton’s. The sliding adjuster allows quick length adjustment. I have been using it for more than 10 years, and it boasts amazing cost performance and durability, and it has not frayed yet. The wide variety of colors is also attractive. Adjustable from about 104-182 cm. So far, I have introduced the standard straps and straps that are unique in terms of design and functionality. Did you find a strap that you like? Also, there are so many more straps that I can't cover here. I will continue to actively introduce more straps in the future, so thank you for your interest!