Strap tugging at your shirt?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Tupac, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    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.
  2. ExistentialJ

    ExistentialJ Guest

    Mar 16, 2013
  3. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    It's a slippery slope my friend. I'm worried I could one day find myself without pants.
  4. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    Surely bass straps don't only hate my shirts?
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  6. IncX


    Jul 23, 2007
    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


    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    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. 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... ;)


    May 30, 2003
    Bass straps DO hate your shirt............and stop calling me Shirley!
  10. Now i understand why so many use a black T-shirt...

  11. Gaolee

    Gaolee It's all about the polyester Supporting Member

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

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Arlington Heights, IL
    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

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Take roofing stapler and staple shirt firmly to body.

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


    Jun 28, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    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


    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
  16. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    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

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    You too?
  18. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    You should add a few "bloody"s in there for effect.
  19. Mr. Sound

    Mr. Sound Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2009
    I thought it was my shirt skewing, turns out to be my skin!
  20. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    Quit callin me fat! :crying:

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


    Oct 12, 2010
    Maui, HI
    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.