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Unread 11-13-2012, 10:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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StrapKing guitar straps

I didn't know which forum to post this on, and I'm sorry if it is the wrong one. But here's the story. I recently ordered a padded all leather 3 1/2" wide Perri brand guitar strap from StrapKing.com. Price was only $24.95 with free shipping. I received it today, and it is superior to straps costing over three times as much. Delivery was actually very quick (in light of the fact that this company was hit by hurricane Sandy). It is a very appropriate strap for a LP, in that the padding makes it very comfortable on a heavy guitar. But the ends that attach to the strap buttons are very hard leather that attach firmly to the strap buttons. In fact, I had to use some tools to get them over the strap buttons. So the strap is not likely to drop the guitar (a common problem with LPs) whether a strap lock is used or not.

I post this because I think it is good to tell other players about a source with a good product, price, and service. I can't speak for all products this company sells, but their Perri padded leather straps are winners on al counts.
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Re: StrapKing guitar straps

I bought a DSL 3 1/2 inch padded leather strap and it's great. The padding and the width on it really even out the weight of a Les Paul nicely on my shoulder.
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Re: StrapKing guitar straps

Pictures didnt come thru.

Man, those are some great prices.

Perri Soft Padded Black Garment Leather Guitar Strap - $24.95




I did feel a bit worried to search on "Strap King" in this day & age.
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Re: StrapKing guitar straps

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That strap is the twin of mine, except that mine is red on top and black on the bottom.
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looks like a nice soft strap
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Re: StrapKing guitar straps

It looks nice, but I already have my eyes on a strap. But this looks more padded and comfortable.
At a local shop I saw some conch style straps (in black and brown) for $25, I'd like to get a brown one for my goldtop and a black one for my blueburst 135, but I'll probably just get the black one and use the old strap for my goldtop.
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Hey these look nice. And at half the price of my Franklin I can get 2.
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Re: StrapKing guitar straps

Yes, they are soft and nicely padded. The leather isn't as thick as some straps, but remember, these have two layers of leather (top and bottom) with padding in between. But the front strap button portion of this strap is hard, as is the "tail strap" where the rear strap button attaches. As I don't sling my guitar around a lot while playing (too busy trying to figure out how to play it), these straps are secure enough for me without a strap lock. I can't say the same about some of the softer "single ply" leather straps.
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Re: StrapKing guitar straps

Thanks for the heads up! I'm definitely in market for a good strap. Still using the cheap Fender one for both of my Les Pauls and it feels wrong. Thanks!
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$25 is too much for me to spend on a strap - I use an old car seatbelt I found on the side of the road 15 years ago...
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I never heard of strap king and I'm happy that I came across this post
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Thanks. Just dropped a Xmas hint to the better half..
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Re: StrapKing guitar straps

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Well, StrapKing has guitar straps like you describe -- made from seat belt material -- for much, much cheaper. Trouble is, they cut right through my collar bone with a heavy LP. But if you can stand the pain, they've got 'em.
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Well, StrapKing has guitar straps like you describe -- made from seat belt material -- for much, much cheaper. Trouble is, they cut right through my collar bone with a heavy LP. But if you can stand the pain, they've got 'em.

and that's exactly why I wrapped a hand towel around my strap with duct tape.
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Re: StrapKing guitar straps

Does that look good with your 56 GT?
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Re: StrapKing guitar straps

Not really, but looks fantastic with my SRV Strat.
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A real authentic look. Is your SRV Strat also strung with 11s?
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a real authentic look. Is your srv strat also strung with 11s?

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Re: StrapKing guitar straps

Certainly, a wound G string, then? I was in error when I posted that StrapKing sold those "seatbelt material" straps (which are good only for light weight acoustics, IMO). They don't. But they do have a SRV leather strap for $19.95, and it's leather.
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Dole,

I was only pulling your leg with the seat belt and duct tape strap bit - I'm not that ghetto!
I know the value of a good guitar strap. I go for the 3" leather meself.
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Re: StrapKing guitar straps

Yeah, I knew it. Anybody who could play 13 -65 strings on a Strat would have to be a "house ape", or a masochist. I have this partscaster Strat that some of my kids found at a garage sale and bought me for father's day a few years back. I told them not to buy it, as they know nothing about guitars. By some miracle, it plays and sounds great -- and it was in mint condition as well. But it must have a maple body or something like it, because it is heavy. Too heavy for its 2.5" non-padded thin leather strap. I'm thinking about one of those 3.5" padded straps from StrapKing for it too.
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Yeah, I knew it. Anybody who could play 13 -65 strings on a Strat would have to be a "house ape", or a masochist. I have this partscaster Strat that some of my kids found at a garage sale and bought me for father's day a few years back. I told them not to buy it, as they know nothing about guitars. By some miracle, it plays and sounds great -- and it was in mint condition as well. But it must have a maple body or something like it, because it is heavy. Too heavy for its 2.5" non-padded thin leather strap. I'm thinking about one of those 3.5" padded straps from StrapKing for it too.


"house ape" LOL


yeah, I'd like to find a soft leather strap in wine red color, all the ones I see are either black or some shade of brown, which I already have. I know most people don't care about the color of the strap, but I'm somewhat AR and OCD.
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Re: StrapKing guitar straps

I honestly don't know where to find a red wine color strap, as I would like one too. The one I bought from StrapKing is a brighter red, and they don't seem to have a wine red one -- and neither does anybody else I could find on the internet. I live in a pretty remote area in the Rockys, with just one electric guitar oriented music store in our little town. They didn't have one. There is a bigger music store about 30 miles away. They didn't have one. The nearest GC is 250 miles away, but their website does not show any. The red-red from StrapKing was the closest thing I could find to what I wanted. If you find a wine red one, let me know.
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yeah, the search continues...

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maybe not....

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Re: StrapKing guitar straps

Do your strap locks come loose too when you put your guitar in its case with the strap attached?

If I want to get my guitar to fit its case, I have to turn the strap 90 up (so that the strap is pointer to the front of the guitar) and that motion makes the nut come loose. So everytime I take the guitar out of the case, I have to tighten the nut ...

Anyone got a quick fix ?
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Do your strap locks come loose too when you put your guitar in its case with the strap attached?

If I want to get my guitar to fit its case, I have to turn the strap 90 up (so that the strap is pointer to the front of the guitar) and that motion makes the nut come loose. So everytime I take the guitar out of the case, I have to tighten the nut ...

Anyone got a quick fix ?
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close, but looks more brown than wine.
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If you want a maroon colored leather strap and can't find one here's a suggestion. Get a bright red one and apply some Briwax. I would suggest the Briwax color be some shade of mahogany. Briwax is a staining wax that is used for refinishing furniture, wood floors and the like. You can buy it at any pro paint store (Home Depot likely will not have it). Apply it sparingly to the red leather on the strap, allow to dry, and buff off. To go darker, apply a second coat. Briwax dries to a hard finish after buffing, and having it rub off on clothes and other items shouldn't be a problem. This will work only on unsealed leather. If the leather sheen is rather matte, it is unsealed. If the leather is shiny, it is sealed.
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If you want a maroon colored leather strap and can't find one here's a suggestion. Get a bright red one and apply some Briwax. I would suggest the Briwax color be some shade of mahogany. Briwax is a staining wax that is used for refinishing furniture, wood floors and the like. You can buy it at any pro paint store (Home Depot likely will not have it). Apply it sparingly to the red leather on the strap, allow to dry, and buff off. To go darker, apply a second coat. Briwax dries to a hard finish after buffing, and having it rub off on clothes and other items shouldn't be a problem. This will work only on unsealed leather. If the leather sheen is rather matte, it is unsealed. If the leather is shiny, it is sealed.
thanks for that tip, it came across my mind to stain my leather strap, but I assumed the stain would rub off onto my clothes like shoe polish.
I'll check into it.
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