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Short strap for a Spector

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


  1. Zanzibar Delgado

    Zanzibar Delgado Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2007
    Dallas, Texas
    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 RIP C.S. Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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    The Sadowsky neo straps can be bought in a small length and they aren't crazy expensive. Very comfortable.
     
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  4. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    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?
     
  5. Fred312b

    Fred312b What if I want to play jazz precisely? Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, Illinois
    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
     
  6. SDMFJay

    SDMFJay

    Jan 27, 2011
    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. Zanzibar Delgado

    Zanzibar Delgado Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2007
    Dallas, Texas
    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

    May 11, 2011
    Denver,CO
    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

    Jan 28, 2010
    Pensacola FL
    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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