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Preventing belt scratches

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by WillyPop, Oct 31, 2013.


  1. WillyPop

    WillyPop

    Jan 11, 2010
    quebec, Canada
    Ashdown Amps, Yamaha, Musicman & Washburn Basses
    or jeans buttons/zipper or anything scratches...

    I got a nice green burst ebmm BFR sterling and the back is black so it shows the scratches easily.

    Is there some kind of trick to protect it without damaging the finish? ... beside playing in PJs or pant less! :p
     
  2. bkbirge

    bkbirge

    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    Suspenders
     
  3. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    I move my buckle to the side and remove the rivets from my jeans on the right side.
     
  4. alembicbones

    alembicbones

    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Wear your bass higher, above the belt buckle.

    Bones
     
  5. blowinblue

    blowinblue Blue in name only. Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    SoCal USA
    Same here. My belt buckle gets moved as far to the left as possible on the other side of the left front belt loop. Instead of removing rivets I hammer them flat. Seriously. :)

    M. M.
     
  6. Mosfed

    Mosfed

    Apr 21, 2013
    Chamonix Mont-Blanc
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    This works well. And is what I do. On most of my jeans you only need to hammer 2-3 rivets in total.
     
  7. Bobster

    Bobster

    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
  8. WillyPop

    WillyPop

    Jan 11, 2010
    quebec, Canada
    Ashdown Amps, Yamaha, Musicman & Washburn Basses
    Cool, this is mostly what I was looking for!

    Thanks! :hyper:
     
  9. wmheilma

    wmheilma

    Jan 5, 2010
    Don't tuck in your shirt!
     
  10. Handyman

    Handyman

    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Do what I do: remove your pants before strapping on your bass.
     
  11. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
  12. C130AVN

    C130AVN Stringed Tubist

    Apr 19, 2012
    Winnipeg, MB
    Leave your shirt hanging out
     
  13. +1. ^^^ This.
     
  14. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    I also take the lower brass buttons off my Levis jackets, zippers from leather jackets etc etc etc
     
  15. 48thStreetCustom

    48thStreetCustom

    Nov 30, 2005
    Colorado
  16. AdamR

    AdamR

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    clear vinyl
     
  17. lweastdad

    lweastdad Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2011
    +1:bassist:
     
  18. Yes, untucked shirts are the answer.

    My question is, does anyone know how to prevent fraying in my shirts?

    :D
     
  19. CBNJ

    CBNJ Sorry brother.

    Feb 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    Why would you want to prevent it?
     
  20. Jookbox

    Jookbox Registered Drummer

    Mar 16, 2006
    California
    Maybe not everyone has something to prove with a scratched up bass.
     

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