You fell in love with it, at first sight. You're ecstatic during the wait and you finally crack open the case and the smell is intoxicating. You drink in the good looks and, after a while, you decide to open the compartment and see the case-candy they've included with your new instrument. Then, all of a sudden, you see it. It's unsightly and beguiling; your head starts to pound with confusion. You can't help but laugh out loud. "What the hell am I gonna do with this P.O.S.!?!", you say to yourself. Yes, by now you've figured out. I'm talking about that crappy "bass strap" Fender includes in the case! Wow, flimsy leather held together by a belt buckle fed through a Maxi Pad shaped shoulder pad backed with, you guessed it, an actual Maxi Pad. W.T.F., over? Does anyone actually use these straps anymore? Is the inclusion of these straps some sort of throwback to the past? Is Rick Danko the only person in the world who's been photographed using one? Should I grow mutton chops and try? Someone, please enlighten me.