strap color to match bass color?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by crguti, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. crguti


    Feb 14, 2011
    Do you get a strap to match the bass's color? Lets say white strap with a white bass? o_O
    javi_bassist likes this.
  2. GoLeafsGo

    GoLeafsGo Not Quite Right!

    Oct 25, 2013
    Ajax Ontario
    I usually go for black straps but on some basses, I like complimentary colours, like this:

    IMGP0003 (2).JPG
  3. Cyril_YU


    Sep 13, 2016
    Paris, France
    I use a black leather strap for all three basses and the color always seems right
  4. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    New York City, NY
    I have a few with matching straps - a blue, a red and a white. Also a couple of natural dark brown with brown straps.
    The colored straps are dedicated and don't come off the basses they're on. All the rest get black.
  5. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I’ve found plain black works with most, and for those that don’t plain dark or light brown works fine.
  6. I always do. I'll even match the strap to string silk color sometimes
    two fingers likes this.
  7. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Plain black leather strap.
    Black shirt too so the bass really stands out...
    It's a beautiful Olympic White with tort and shiny gold hardware so it deserves to be the center of attention!
  8. crguti


    Feb 14, 2011
    I'm planning to get a white bass, so I was thinking getting a white strap as well but maybe is a bit too much?. In the other hand, black match everything.
  9. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Black is the new black, goes w/ everything.
    dmt, Herrick, Ramonesfan59 and 5 others like this.
  10. pjbassist


    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Wayne, IN
    I have gone the other direction. Nearly 30 years ago, I bought my avatar bass which came with a Purple strap. Initially I thought "Purple?" but I went t with it. Decades later, locally I am known as "The Purple Strap" since I've been doing some builds to try and recreate my No. 1 as a backup, I bought another Purple strap. I guess you could say I've embraced my inner Purple.
  11. OOD


    Jul 29, 2009
    I like plain black straps on anything, but I will match them up sometimes. I have an olive strap on my acoustic guitar that is just beyond beautiful with that guitar.
  12. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    These should do it for like-minded individuals.
    2017-11-13_09.26.39.jpg 2017-11-13_09.27.37.jpg 2017-11-13_09.28.15.jpg
    plav1959, mikewalker, nixdad and 3 others like this.
  13. Joedog


    Jan 28, 2010
    Pensacola FL
    Aberdumbie likes this.
  14. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    strap color to match bass color?
    Doesn't matter to me at all!
    Joedog, lowendrachel and Aberdumbie like this.
  15. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    A black bass strap is like the "little black dress" of bass straps. It always looks great.
  16. cool breeze

    cool breeze

    May 13, 2016
    I like the natural look of leather.
  17. Meyatch

    Meyatch Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    I try to have matching straps for all my basses. I don't have pictures of all of them though.

    I love this one, I don't think a bass and strap have ever gone better together.

    My current #1

    My future #1

    A bass I used to have, if anyone has it, let me know.

    btw these are all Guitar Straps | Camera Straps | Cool Wallets | Couch Guitar Straps

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017
  18. Oh, you wanna see too much? Lemme show you my first bass.


    Matching strings, fretboard, body, and strap! All in vomit green
  19. There is only one answer, black!
  20. OOD


    Jul 29, 2009
  21. Primary

    Primary TB Assistant

    Here are some related products that TB members are talking about. Clicking on a product will take you to TB’s partner, Primary, where you can find links to TB discussions about these products.

    Jun 22, 2021

Share This Page