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Ever weigh your strap?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Burwabit, Dec 29, 2013.


  1. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    Everyone talks about bass weight. I was curious about how much weight a strap adds, so I weighed some of mine with a postal scale (weight is strap only, not locks).

    • 2.3 oz - 2 in wide - Generic nylon
    • 4.2 oz - 2 in wide - Ace vintage
    • 4.4 oz - 2.5 in wide - Generic leather thin
    • 4.5 oz - 2 in wide - Levy's Fender F7GP (mid 2000's P Deluxe V case candy, I think)
    • 5.4 oz - 2 in wide - Fender with brown and yellow logos all over
    • 6.2 oz - 4 in wide - Neotech Mega bass strap
    • 6.4 oz - 3 in wide - Planet Waves bass strap
    • 6.7 oz - 2.5 in wide - Comfort Strap
    • 8.5 oz - 3.5 in wide - Levy's M4GF soft leather
    • 8.5 oz - 3.25 in wide - Levy's signature brown logo
    • 8.7 oz - 3.25 in wide - Mono GS1 Betty short in clay
    • 9.2 oz - 3.5 in wide - Levy's MSS90
    • 9.4 oz - 3 in wide - Levy's Fender (2012 MIA Jazz V Deluxe case candy)
    • 11.8 oz - 5 in wide - Levy's M29 contoured
    • 12.8 oz - 4 in wide - Italia suede backed

    and the strap locks...
    • 1.3 oz - Schaller
    • 1.3 oz - imitation Schaller-type
    • 1.3 oz - Dunlap
    • 1.9 oz - Warwick
    • 2 oz - Ernie Ball

    and wireless
    • 8 oz - relay/cable for Line 6 G50 (TBP12)

    (lists show best in browser, not phone apps, it appears)
     
  2. penguineman

    penguineman

    Feb 11, 2012
    kansas
    I never thought about what the straps and locks weigh
     
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  4. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    I have several basses that weigh over 10lbs and got to thinking about it since I was buying big thick straps to easy the pain of 4 hour gigs. Some of these add almost an extra pound.
     
  5. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    Here's a visual of the list.
     

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  6. Neener

    Neener Grumpy Old Dog

    Feb 25, 2007
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    I've never been that bored, you need a girlfriend.
     
  7. Martin89

    Martin89

    Nov 8, 2010
    Glendale, AZ
    Disclosures:
    Unofficial Endorser: Ibanez, D'Addario, Zoom
    Mine weigh a lot more with my ATK305 attached. This seems to be a mute point because the weight is serving a specific purpose, kind of like how much the air weighs in your properly inflated tires(which some people will argue for filling with Nitrogen/Rotational weight etc.)...
     
  8. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    Haha that's what 10 days off work will get you.

    Also my wife won't let me have a girlfriend, I already asked.
     
  9. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Totally off-topic, but this pic made me think of something. On those Mono Betty straps (at least on the black ones), I hated the stark white "MONO" lettering. So what I did was take a black permanent marker and went over the letters a couple times. You can still see the "MONO", but not real easily. I like it much better that way.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    Added weight for a Neotech Mega strap. I had to try one. No style but very functional. I can see why folks like em.
     
  11. Khronic

    Khronic Richard J. Naimish

    Oct 24, 2006
    Grand Junction, CO.
    Thank you, Burwabit. I was curious about my 4" Italia.
     
  12. Obviously your wife is not French! ;):smug:
     
  13. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Minnesota
    Sad to say, I have weighed my straps as well ... (and, at my age, if I had a girlfriend, it would kill me for sure) ...

    I have four Italia all suede 4" straps, regular length ... my scale is an ex-butchers scale, and reads in pounds/to the second decimal point ... the four straps weighed:

    .64 lb ... (10.24 ounces)
    .65 lb
    .67 lb
    .68 lb ... (10.88 ounces)

    ... I know, I know ... :(
     
  14. ZenG

    ZenG

    Dec 13, 2013
    Don't forget to factor in the cable that's plugged into the guitar.......
     
  15. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX

    I use wireless. Ha, will have to weigh it tomorrow.
     
  16. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    Might as well weigh your clothes while yer at it :).
     
  17. bass_case

    bass_case Maintain low tones. Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Miami, FL
    "What does the strap weigh?"

    Sequel to a goofy Norwegian video?
     
  18. bwoodman

    bwoodman Supporting Member

  19. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    wireless transmitter weight added for good measure
     
  20. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I used to have a local source for aluminum strap buttons, but they closed.
     
  21. Sub'd...just because i doubt there will be a post better than this one.
     



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