I just had this conversation with my mother: Mom: So you need a strap for that bass now? Me: Yeah, I've been looking into it and found these leather straps for $10-- Mom:**you're talking crazy look** You get what you pay for, you need a better strap than that. Me: I'm going to uni in the fall, I'll need to buy books. Mom: You a parents to pay for that. Me: I'm trying to be sensible! Mom: And I'm telling you to buy a strap that will last for years. I have never in my life been so glad that my mother hates April's Fools. I want to cap the price at $40 and no more then 3 inches thick. Does Levy's cheaper straps still have the great quality I keep hearing about?