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Planet Waves strap: Is it good??

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by lo-end, Oct 12, 2001.


  1. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    I need a new strap because my $2 one is falling apart on me. I want to get a 3" one so I dont get P Bass shoulder anymore. I was checking out the Planet Waves padded bass strap. Its like $20 and it has a nice soft pad built into it. I saw it at guitar center and www.musiciansfriend.com

    Anyone have it? Will it get really low because I wear my strap 57" long from strap button hole to strap button hole (just measured it). :eek:

    If it doesnt go that low, I'll just get a regular Ernie Ball guitar strap.
     
  2. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    seriously, i do not know, but IMO i would be leaded to believe that it wouldn't go that low because its made for jazzish, soft type players that need that comfort on their heavy jazz basses. but i might be wrong, it could go lower, and I also hear they are the most comfortable thing and distribute the weight of the guitar evenly, no P-bass shoulder.;)
    Just if you play it on stage in a metal band or something where image is everything (not me, i do RHCP, Primus, etc. stuff where the image is to be different), you might get flamed for wearing such a big strap, even though you like it alot. just be prepared, and if youre not, get that cool lookin ernie ball then.:rolleyes:
     
  3. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    well, its just that im used to having my strap that long. yesterday, I raised it and found it to be very uncomfortable. If the strap isnt long enough, I just plain wont be able to use it. Its not about image, its about whether or not I can play.
     
  4. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    wow, im not the only one. i get that same feeling, when my bass is too high it hurts, when its too low its hard to fret and when its in the middle its ok.
     
  5. heh, yeah, middle rlz!;)
     
  6. flipperwhite

    flipperwhite

    Jul 12, 2001
    usa
    I think it would be that long,if not you can always ship it back.
     
  7. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    I see someone helped me with the name of the thread ;)
     
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    The sliding pad is a nuisance. I took mine off. I have the gecko one. I don't think it's going to be long enough for you. OK, good bye.