What kind of strap do you own?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by relman, Oct 6, 2001.

  1. i don't think this is discussed too often...

    I own a Levys strap with a Chili Pepper pattern...it kicks ass...

    so, what kind do YOU have?
  2. Mine kicks ass HARDER than yours does.

  3. I have one of those levi's nylon ones, its navy blue... its size XL. I have an Ernie Ball one... its Black.. its also size XL...
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Plain black Leather, 10 cm wide, no fancy graphics.
    I had to cut it almost in half to get my bass up to the right position :eek:

    Why are all straps designed for Fieldy clones?!? :confused:
  5. I have a Neo-Tech Super Ax strap. Yes I know there is a super Bass strap available, but dammit, I'm tall!
  6. i have a nylon tan levy's one and black Ernie Ball one, i want to get one of those hippie ones with all the embroyderd patterns on it
  7. My strap is white
    I call it Bill.:)
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Zon leather
    Levy leather (spare)
    Gibson leather that I got for my Tobias back in 1984 (spooky, huh?;))
  9. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    I must have 10-15 straps. I got staps hanging all over the place. My favorite is a wide, soft leather strap, that I have had for many years (I wish I could find another one). I have two Gibson straps, a suede one with the Gibson logo, and one of the padded ones, I hate the padded one. I don't see how you guys use those nylon things (I have two or three of those), they cut into my shoulder.
  10. FunkSlapRumblefish

    FunkSlapRumblefish Guest

    May 23, 2000
    Charlotte, NC
    I have a plain black strap and (my favorite) a two-sided strap: one side is black leather, the other has a very cool, realistic design with chili peppers.

  11. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Mines a basic nylon strap. It's back, and wearing out. I'd like a wider leather one, but I can never find a leather strap the right length. I happen to play fairly low (about waist/groin level), and am a big guy, so most straps put the bass a little higher, which irks me, and my fretting hand to no end. So I always buy those generic nylon straps. Nex up- some fikkin' strap locks...
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Man, that's prophetic!:eek:

    My 3 main straps are a 2" padded Levy's, a 3" padded Levy's, and a 3" Guitar Center strap, all 3 leather.

    I also have a Carvin strap and one of those cheapo web straps.
  13. I have a Clear Plastic strap that is awesome cause it looks as if the bass floats. It's thick enough to handle the bass too.

    I have a nice leather one.

    And i plan to buy a Planet Waves one for bass, nylon, that has the padding on the bottom end for comfort. Damn leather straps don't let you raise the bass high enough.
  14. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Comfort Strapp: Accept no substitute.
  15. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    a big, comfy black strap... forgot the name but it is very comfortable (extra cushioning for the shoulder)
  16. I like mine best. Nobody makes fun of my bass-playing when I use that strap.
  17. + if you drummer goes out of time BANG
  18. I ordered a Planet Waves one from Musicians' Foe a few days ago. I'll give a report as soon as I get it.

    It's going to be strap-locked onto the FBB custom 5 I'm currently having built.
  19. All three of my basses ride on black ernie ball straps. Never paid mor than $5 for a strap. All have schaller straplocks also. I just have never found a leather one that looks good to me, even though I want one. The Jazz 5 ways a ton and I need a padded strap. Maybe someday. :D
  20. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    a Levy's 3" black leather strap I found at a pawnshop for $6,

    Another Levy's, very similar to the above, with "Pedulla, the serious bass" embossed on it. It came with my Pedulla (duh).

    A Carvin Deluxe strap, which was my main strap until I found the Levy's. Decent.