Best strap for heavy Norlin LP Customs

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  1. JoshB

    JoshB Member

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    I grabbed one of these after seeing your post. Damn comfortable and not too hard on the eyeballs either. I got a used one so it also wasn't as painful on the wallet as it could be.
     
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    My one and only for all ...the Gibson Modern/Vintage - the absolute best I've ever had.

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  3. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Premium Member

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  4. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Premium Member

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    Yeah, it was expensive now that I think back..... Really glad it worked out for ya! :cheers2:

    I actually had to mod mine and steal the longer tail off from another strap so it would fit around my girth! :laugh2:

    The one it came with was too short! :D
     
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    :rofl:

    Hey! You got the vintage one!

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  6. JoshB

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    I was worried about the length reading the reviews but I actually ended up using the third shortest setting. Not sure if they listened to their complaints or maybe it's because I'm on the scrawny side... or it could be my mariachi like guitar position lol

     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Premium Member

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    Well, timely that I saw this tonight. My wife and son commissioned a very nice wide strap for me from a local leather shop in Asheville. They used horse hide. It's so soft, no padding is necessary, already feels broken in, and it's nice and wide to distribute the weight. Extremely comfortable! No affiliation, but this is the second of this style strap I have purchased from them. The first was a custom job for my father, and I liked it so much I asked for one for my birthday. Holds my Norlin Goldtop perfectly! http://paultaylorsandals.com IMG_20180304_154918841~2.jpg IMG_20180304_154949499~2.jpg IMG_20180304_160405773~3.jpg IMG_20180304_161601712~3.jpg
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Premium Member

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    BIG LIKE! :rock:
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Premium Member

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    My wife and her family own horses. My first strap for my bass back in the days was made from the leather cinch strap off an old saddle.

    I retired the thing as it never wore out!

    Been thinking about having a friend make me a leather one, but I'll be checking out the link too!

    Thanks!
     
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    This is the one they did for my Dad. His '77 Deluxe hangs nicely from it as well. IMG_20171217_151043818~2.jpg IMG_20171217_151120642~3.jpg
     
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    I got turned onto the Levy Ultra comfort strap when I got a M&G with Tommy Shaw and his 10.2# '99 R9. I have had 3 shoulder surgeries 2 on my strap shoulder and can still play for a couple of hours without any issues. I like the way the strap adjusts, like a rifle sling none of that weaving stuff haha.

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Levys/3-Padded-Neoprene-Strap.gc

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    I've used an S Curved strap for years now and it works great. Kinda positions the weight a little better overall. I can't remember the original company that made them. But my Dad had one and then started cutting his own based off the pattern when he learned the original company went out of business.

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  14. ehb

    ehb Chief Discombobulator Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    Get heavy wide leather.... I also wear mine a bit high... makes a difference...

    I have an original Eagle PickPocket wide heavy leather strap that is several decades old... Was gonna buy another identical I saw but watched the auction rapidly pass $150 bucks so passed on that one...

    Spread the weight wide over the collarbone and it does not feel heavy.... Wear it higher and it doesn't shift around.... Both of those tend to make a much happier shoulder,back, and feet after a long night...
     
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    charlie chitlins Senior Member

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    Wide leather strap, leather vest.
    Keeps my pinky from tingling.
     
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    ehb Chief Discombobulator Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    Peavey has some wide leather skraps out now pretty cheap...basic black...
     

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