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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

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    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

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    I never thought about what the straps and locks weigh
  3. Burwabit

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

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    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.
  4. Burwabit

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

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    Here's a visual of the list.

    Attached Files:

  5. Neener

    Neener <-- Grumpy Old Dog Supporting Member

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    I've never been that bored, you need a girlfriend.
  6. Martin89

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    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.)...
  7. Burwabit

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

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    Haha that's what 10 days off work will get you.

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

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    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]
  9. Burwabit

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

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    Added weight for a Neotech Mega strap. I had to try one. No style but very functional. I can see why folks like em.
  10. Khronic

    Khronic Richard J. Naimish

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    Thank you, Burwabit. I was curious about my 4" Italia.
  11. stratovani

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    Obviously your wife is not French! ;):smug:
  12. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

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    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 ... :(
  13. ZenG

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    Don't forget to factor in the cable that's plugged into the guitar.......
  14. Burwabit

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

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

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

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    Might as well weigh your clothes while yer at it :).
  16. bass_case

    bass_case Used Register Supporting Member

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    "What does the strap weigh?"

    Sequel to a goofy Norwegian video?
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  18. Burwabit

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

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    wireless transmitter weight added for good measure
  19. mongo2

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    I used to have a local source for aluminum strap buttons, but they closed.
  20. Toolmybass

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    Sub'd...just because i doubt there will be a post better than this one.

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