Short strap for a Spector

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassOrdinaire, Feb 5, 2013.


  1. BassOrdinaire

    BassOrdinaire

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    I've recently come into the possession of a Spector NS5CRFM, and I love the way it sounds and plays. However, the rear strap button is positioned a few inches higher than any other bass I've owned, and as a little guy (5'8" 120-ish pounds) I'm having problems getting the bass at the right height while standing. I play the bass slung pretty high on my belly. The only strap of mine that gets high enough is a cheap no-name rag that cuts right into my shoulders, so I'm looking into getting a nicer strap that can handle the Spector's hefty weight. But as a caveat, I don't want to use leather/animal products for personal reasons.

    So to sum it up, I'm looking for the following:

    A very short (I'd like it to get close to 30" from button to button), comfortable non-leather strap that can handle a lot of weight.

    All advice is much appreciated.

    PS: Sorry if this is in the wrong forum. I'll move the thread if necessary.
     
  2. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    The Sadowsky neo straps can be bought in a small length and they aren't crazy expensive. Very comfortable.
     
  3. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

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    I know what you mean about strap button placement on Spectors - have had, and still own a few!! Being bigger than you, I have no issues getting straps to get the bass sitting right!!!

    Here's just a thought though....if you plan on keeping the bass for a while....have you considered moving the strap button - or getting someone to move it for you?
     
  4. Fred312b

    Fred312b Supporting Member

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    While I agree that the Sadowsky straps are awesome (I have one and am ordering 2 more), they do have leather ends.

    How about the Mono Betty straps? http://www.monocase.com/mono-gs1-betty.asp
     
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  6. SDMFJay

    SDMFJay

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    I think Comfort Strapp makes short, long and xl bass strap lengths for just this reason. I don't think I need to explain the comfort of their product either, pretty self explanatory lol
     
  7. BassOrdinaire

    BassOrdinaire

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    Thanks for the recs, but these straps are all still too big, even for the "short" sizes. I don't feel like I'm freakishly short or that I wear my bass exceptionally high (though I could be wrong!).

    How feasible is it to modify the Mono (or another neoprene strap)?

    EDIT: 'Fraid I'm not comfortable drilling in a new strap button for the time being. Although I do like the dual-buttons on the Gary Willis bass.
     
  8. the wako kid

    the wako kid

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    I actually ercnetly bought a Levy's strap that was that really nice seatbelt kinda material,but softer,and the strap ends are polyester or some other cloth material,it has a pertty nice adjustment range.

    basically,buy one of the new levy's straps,but not the leather ones.I bought mine at sam ash.

    edit:found it,it's like this one,but with a different graphic http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/levys-jimi-hendrix-design-guitar-strap
     
  9. Joedog

    Joedog

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    I have a nice wide padded Carvin strap I like a lot. Like you, my only complaint was it was too long, even at the shortest adjustment. I took it to a local apolstery guy, and for a couple bucks, voila: short strap! I think I paid like $13 plus shipping from Carvin (years ago).
     

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