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Bass-Bra?

Discussion in 'Accessories [DB]' started by Don Kasper, Jul 18, 2015.


  1. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

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    I had to replace my previous DIY Buckle Protector - the first one lasted about 15 years. (I'm not a big fan of the commercially available aprons - too large, loose and "cape-like", Batman). I just need something to protect against "Buckle Rash".
    The difficult part is fitting 2-dimensional fabric to 3-D curved surfaces.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2015
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  2. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
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  3. Anton Avis

    Anton Avis

    Dec 13, 2016
    Just make your own with string and fabric
     
  4. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Bass bibs don't work for me either. But.... Don, you might want to try a very thin, small square or rectangle of Mylar. I use it on all my basses. Totally works for the belt buckle rash. I use four tiny pieces of double stick tape to hold it in place.
     
  5. james condino

    james condino Spruce dork Supporting Member Commercial User

    Sep 30, 2007
    asheville, nc
    It will go great with your matching sock garters......
     
  6. rickwolff

    rickwolff ..Gear & Tone Junkie.. My Ignorance is Bliss. Supporting Member

    Don, if you get one with the front-snap they're easier to remove.
     
  7. bassmastan

    bassmastan Guest

    Jun 25, 2011
    Arnold Schnitzer's son-in-law makes the best bibs I have ever used. Jacob Sallade is his name, to goes along the upper rib and back to protrct from buckle or in my case button rash
     
  8. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    Good to know.
    Thanks for your time and EXPERTISE! (Experteats?)
     
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  9. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    Thanks for the tip, B String, but I make contact with the bass at the edge of the back and rib, not on the rib only. My DIY B-Bra has a double layer of material at that area, as it gets the most wear. I think it might be tricky to attach Mylar there.
    Thanks for your interest.
     
  10. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    You're right about that. I really need the bib when I sit. Its just such a hassle rearranging it after ever song. Even the Gage bib works only moderately well. I'd probably freak out more if I had a more expensive bass.
     
  11. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    Yes - The "movable", loose-fitting, cape-type bib is what prompted me to make my own. (I never understood the appeal of those designs.) Mine is fairly stable and works just fine. If I had actual sewing skills, it might be cosmetically prettier.
    Thanks for your interest, B String.
     
  12. Called the “Manssiere”.
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  13. 210superair

    210superair

    Sep 10, 2019
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  14. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    "Double Bassiere"???
     
  15. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman

    Jan 1, 2010
    Can't you just shift your belt buckle a little to the side when you play?
     
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  16. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    Yes, I do that, but there is still FRICTION...(TMI?)
    Thanks.
     
  17. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman

    Jan 1, 2010
  18. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

  19. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

  20. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman

    Jan 1, 2010
    Master Ken isn't a douchbag!

     

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