Best strap for heavy Norlin LP Customs

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I use this wide Levi strap for my 11 lb love machine!

It helps that I prefer sitting while playing anyway (HA!)
But it does make a difference over skinny, cheap, or nylon straps.
I use a white nylon strap, still wide, with my Mexicaster, but with the boat anchor it just creases in the middle and digs into the shoulder.
You need wide, with pad, and adequate load spreading reinforcement in the strap.
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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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.
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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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

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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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
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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 View attachment 295324View attachment 295325View attachment 295326View attachment 295327
BIG LIKE! :rock:
 

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They used horse hide. It's so soft, no padding is necessary, already feels broken in,
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.
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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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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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Peavey has some wide leather skraps out now pretty cheap...basic black...
 




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