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Mono strap durability ?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Rodger Bryan, Jan 2, 2012.


  1. Rodger Bryan

    Rodger Bryan Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2006
    Connecticut
    I have a Mono GS1 "betty" strap that is very comfortable, but the edges of the strap holes seem to be very brittle and are cracking beyond the stitching. Most straps use leather on the ends, but Mono chooses to go with a seemingly very strong material, but I am having doubts about the material's durability after being repeatedly taken on/off the strap button. The bass has Dunlop dual-design strap pins.

    Has anyone else experienced problems with this material being brittle?
     
  2. Morning Beer

    Morning Beer

    Oct 2, 2009
    Cleveland
    I have 2 bettys and have not noticed anything going on with the ends. I just got some dunlops to replace my EB straplocks
     
  3. Rodger Bryan

    Rodger Bryan Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2006
    Connecticut
    Thanks- If I do a warranty claim, I may have to go back to using straplocks again to avoid any damage to a new one.
     
  4. Rodger Bryan

    Rodger Bryan Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2006
    Connecticut
    Mono case company's customer service is outstanding!

    The day following a warranty question, I received a response and a return authorization. 4 hours later, they shipped a new one and prepaid the FedEX return shipping of the old one.
    MONO rawks:bassist:
     
  5. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    SoCal
    Very cool to see that they have great CS. I recently acquired a duraweave betty strap and am really liking the construction and look of it. Reading your story made me a bit nervous as I also take the strap on and off my basses...but reading your CS story makes me feel much calmer. Gotta love Mono!
     
  6. Rodger Bryan

    Rodger Bryan Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2006
    Connecticut
    I received the replacement strap from Mono and I noticed right away that there was an improvement made in the design/materials of the strap ends. Two things- the material on the ends feels tough, but more resilient than on the previous strap. My impression is that it will do better with repeated flexing. The other improvement is that the material is thinner and will now accommodate the dunlop straplock system without using brute force. :)
     

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