Strap tugging at your shirt?

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  1. Tupac

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    Whenever I look in the mirror while playing, my strap totally tugs my collar sideways and makes me look ridiculous. How can I keep everything tidy looking? I don't see pros collars being pulled sideways.
     
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  3. Tupac

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    It's a slippery slope my friend. I'm worried I could one day find myself without pants.
     
  4. Tupac

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    Surely bass straps don't only hate my shirts?
     
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    does the same thing to me! ... i always end up having to fix myself in the mirror, but somewhere along the middle of the show, i look like crap from all the jumping and dancing
     
  7. ga_edwards

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    If your bass isn't neck heavy and balances well, you could change your strap to one that isn't so grippy. Avoid suede backed straps for a start.
     
  8. pasta4lnch

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    It could be a material thing. This is why I stay away from felty and leathery straps. I use a nylon ish strap and don't have the issue.

    Same with iPhone cases. I hate the rubbery ones. Sticks to the inside of my pocket material usually emptying the contents of my pocket (rarely money :D)

    Ok. Too much thought into this... ;)
     
  9. ASATMAN

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    Bass straps DO hate your shirt............and stop calling me Shirley!
     
  10. Big Dog Johnson

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    Now i understand why so many use a black T-shirt...

    :cool:
     
  11. Gaolee

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    I started out funny looking. The skewed shirt doesn't make that much difference when you start out funny looking.
     
  12. Gearhead17

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    The shirt material will determine how much the strap pulls your collar. Best way to handle it is to buy different shirts. Having the suede on the back of my straps is very necessary to keep them in place.
     
  13. Pilgrim

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    Take roofing stapler and staple shirt firmly to body.

    If the staples don't hold it, the dried blood will. :p
     
  14. ma4rk

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    I use a nylon store brand strap & a nylon Ernie Ball strap without any shirt tugging problems, but I usually wore cotton shirts too. They're thin straps & are no good for standing over 1 hour however.

    I must remember the strap tugging thing when buying a new strap soon.
     
  15. Kael

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    Nevernude?
     
  16. kevteop

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    Buy shirts that fit you properly. If that's not possible then eat less or lift weights until you can buy shirts that fit you properly.

    If your shirt fits you properly then your strap will have a harder time undressing you.
     
  17. StrangerDanger

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    You too?
     
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    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

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    You should add a few "bloody"s in there for effect.
     
  19. Mr. Sound

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    I thought it was my shirt skewing, turns out to be my skin!
     
  20. Tupac

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    Quit callin me fat! :crying:

    No really, I wear fitting shirts. Nothing can stop total collar destruction.
     
  21. avvie

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    This problem bugs the heck out of me too....glad i'm not alone! My only solution is that I have to button up almost all the way to the neck. Problem compounded by living in a tropical environment.
     

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