Well, I went down to the local Sam Ash and bought myself a Planet Waves tubular bass strap, along with some Dunlop straplocks. I have to say that I am very impressed with this strap so far. It is very comfortable and the pad can really stay put. Its a little tricky to move since you kinda have to "snake" it through the inside of the strap, but it works very well. I like how its 3" wide too. This strap is definately worth the $27 price tag, IMO. It also gets very long, which is unusual for a bass guitar strap. I wear my bass pretty low and I still have several inches of strap to spare! Go get one now!!!