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jazz bass question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by erikwhitton, Nov 5, 2002.

  1. erikwhitton

    erikwhitton Guest

    Sep 20, 2002
    Portland, ME USA
    i have seen a bunch of shows lately where the bass player, playing a JB, has duck-taped the top of the bass near the front strap loop.

    any idea why?

    i would like to avoid this happening to me,
  2. Brooks


    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    Too stingy to buy straplocks?
  3. Yeah, pretty much.

    There is nothing functionally wrong with the Jazz bass' strap buttons. He probably ripped them out and was too stingy to buy strap locks, or get the buton holes fixed. Also, it's a punk thing. :rolleyes:
  4. ram936


    May 29, 2002
    Massillon, Ohio
    "Too stingy to buy strap locks?" Yeah, that's a good guess. I've seen other bassists & guitarists do this, so I don't think it's a problem only inherent with Jazz basses. I don't have them on all my basses, but strap locks are definitely cheap insurance when it comes to keeping your instrument on your shoulder.

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