I think it's about time for a new strap
I'm feeling like my current straps are a bit too long even at its shortest length but I love the 3 in. wide, padded feel and the ease of adjustment. Looking for alternatives. My bass is about 12lbs so I need as much help as I can get, haha.
I used to rock a set of comfort straps but I didn't like that they had a bit of a tendency to bounce around. None of those leather straps that take actual effort to adjust, please.
I bought a 4" Levy leather strap when I got my Ibanez SR 1205e. It's not nearly as heavy as your bass but the strap distributes the weight well, helps prevent neck dive and is plenty comfortable IMHO. They have all the popular widths with and without padding.
Have you tried a Neotech Mega? Way less elastic than the Comfort Strapp.
I use the Super Bass Strap.
Just take your strap to a seamstress or leather shop and have it cut down and re-sewn. Much cheaper than a new quality strap and it's tailored to your needs. I've done it many times.
I have 3 straps that I like and would recommend.
Levy 2.5" signature. (This one actually has padding under the leather unlike the two others.)
Levy 4" Suede (This one is particularly good against neck dive, the suede grips more)
Fender 4" (?) leather strap
I never liked neoprene, textile, etc strap. I'm partial to leather.
try Souldier straps, from Chicago...they have 3 inch wide bass straps, made from car seatbelt material.
they are all hand sewn and you can get a wide choice of custom designs and patterns for around 50.00 bucks
my son uses them and says they are the most comfortable he has ever had.
Paid lots for a Moody years ago and been very happy and very comfortable
4" leather w leather lining, was about $150
Damian Erskine Duostrap Signature from Gruv Gear.
Best money I have ever spent on an accessory and a lifesaver for my back.
Smogg's got the idea but I did it on the cheap. I have a fat, padded Levi strap that I opened up all the way to make it long, folded up the nylon so there's a z shape in it to eat up a little of the length (you don't need much) and then super glued the nylon to itself so it stayed pressed into that Z shape.
Then I put on the now shortened strap and have been happy with it every since. Just don't eat up all the slack... you still need to adjust it some when you put it back on! :D
Personally, I've enjoyed the Wide Rides strap I bought. You can choose the length/width of it, and it is comfortable and also can counteract neck dive as well (if you choose the "sticky" option).
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