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Discussion in 'Rocket Music' started by VroomVroom, Aug 5, 2009.
Thank you, I knew I was a little off today....
Wow, 3 straps at the same time! Glad you're posting those abominations over here rather than in our "friends" forum!
Jerry, I'm curious as to whether you've ever tried the strap bliss known as Moody? If so, what are your thoughts?
+ only about 1 million. .
What do you think these babies are attached to, dog of the poach?
I have tried one. It was awesome. However, I didn't find it to be > 3x as awesome as the Smith straps, which is what it comes down to in terms of Samolians. I should probably preface this statement with, For the Money, but the Smith straps are the best I've ever used. My original one is 14 years-old now, and it's still in great shape. And, unlike a few others I've tried (including the Comfort/Sadowsky, which is also very comfortable), there are no issues with retaining the strap locks. They're still as snug as they were when installed. So, unsolicited referral here, for $36 each I can't recommend the Smith straps highly enough. Now, the basses, on the other hand...
The reason for so many straps....I'm lazy. I don't like to adjust when switching instruments, so I devote a strap to each bass.
I would like to try a Smith strap but I don't own a Smith bass, and the logo on the strap is kind of goofy IMO. Kinda like wearing a Ferrari hat and driving a Ford Pinto.
Same here each bass has a strap, makes changing a lot faster for me.
God Bless, Ray
Oh, Jerry's straps are on Roscoes, baby. I won't dare to say which I think are the Ford and which are the Ferrari in that situation...
I have a different strap for each bass too.
Now the Smith straps do bring one really interesting question up.......
Where's all the Roscoe straps at?!
I started using Smith straps even before I owned a Smith bass. If I find something that works, I generally don't care what name it wears (although I confess I've considered removing the Ken Smith logo on the straps). These things are just comfortable...period.
+1 Paging NOLA's #1 Dodo
Jerry will have to explain his take.
But for me if I got a Smith strap I'd have to use it with a Fender.
That'd be my "Driving a Pinto while Wearing Ferrari "
I've never tried one, I just think It'd be goofy for me (not owning any high end basses). Folks might ask Where's your Smith? I'd have to lay down the old " My Smith's in the shop having an ebony thumbrest installed, Meanwhile I stole this Boat Oar" Either that or tell them the truth, which wouldn't be as much fun.
God Bless, Ray
I'm not a big fan of the man his own self, but I do like his straps. I owned a Ken Smith bass for a brief while - dug the aesthetics and the playability but not the sound. And unlike his instruments, I find his straps to be a very good value per dollar spent. I'll go no further so as not to take the thread any further off course.
Ray, I'll just say that, when I play my stepson's MIM Jazz bass, I wear a Ken Smith strap. In your case, I think folks would be more inclined to ask, "Nice strap - must be comfortable, huh?" If others are shallow enough to ask about a Smith bass, that's your first clue to excuse yourself and go talk with the lovely ladies who came to hear you play.
Happens all the time! I use a Martin strap on my Jasmine (entry-level Takamine) acoustic guitar.
Oh Snap! Did I just post about a gui**** in a bass forum? :scowl:
At least the guitar came from Rocket Music (years ago, I believe)
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