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Rockin Gibraltar

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May 2nd, 2011 01:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

another levy's user here mainly on my Gibsons, my Fenders have the 2.5" deluze straps which are very nice too.



Steve Dallman
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Merrill, Wisconsin

Finally! Decent cold and snow!
May 3rd, 2011 09:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mary bought me a really nice, padded, three inch wide Levi strap for my very heavy Line 6 five string. I will still use it after I make a new, much lighter body. (I'm getting too old and worn out for heavy guitars.)

Peegoo
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That chicken

is WRONG, baby.
May 8th, 2011 07:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That Zon Strap looks like it's made

by Onori. Good stuff.

Charlie Macon
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May 9th, 2011 03:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I must admit to being one of those obsessive ones that has a strap for each guitar.. they are all Levy's."

Ummmmm, me too. In fact, I have the same strap, same color for my Les Paul, Tele, Strat, and Casino.

larryguitar19

South Florida

larryguitar
May 15th, 2011 07:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I ordered from this guy and was happy.

brookwood

9fingers
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Floe, WV

A few BIG notes!
May 15th, 2011 08:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

++ on the Levy's 3" padded. I have 2 & use them more than any strap ever, like Steve says even on light guitars.
I have an Onori, which is nicely made but has no adjustment short enough for an average guy (5' 10" who wears his guitar medium height). I don't know if that nice looking Zon has that problem. Franklin are very nice straps with the same problem. They could easily fix that. No Levy's straps have that problem.
The Moody's- now THAT is some leather. I just don't pay $100+ for a strap. They are NICE!
Brookwoods are very nice & real well made by a great guy but are a little hard & ornate for me personally.
I just don't need or want any better than the 3" padded Levy's.

wnstardis
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Chicago, IL USA

Bill~~~
May 15th, 2011 08:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

sorry wrong thread....

(This message was last edited by wnstardis at 09:01 PM, May 15th, 2011)

zeedawg
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Oct 9th, 2011 03:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have many of the mentioned about. I recently found Chanal Cordey. She now only makes one of a kind hand made straps. Her background is in films, and have done many costumes and props for "Mad Max Beyond Thunder Dorm", "Crockadile Dundee", "The Matrix" and "Superman Returns". She is not cheap, but they are incredible. Here is one of 4 that I've bought

http://www.chantalsguitarstraps.com/leather_guitar_strap_170.htm

She is in Australia and took about two weeks to get my order to Calif, but very well worth it!

MLC
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It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Oct 14th, 2011 10:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I must admit to being one of those obsessive ones that has a strap for each guitar.. they are all Levy's."

Same here.

Some of those other brands linked here are beautiful, but I just can't justify the expense when I can get top-quality from a Levy's at a fraction of the cost.
Leather, suede, cloth, wide, narrow - I have a bunch and they're all great.

I've got a couple of the MSS3's linked in the original post...

...and I have one of each of these

rfrakes331K
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RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Nov 25th, 2011 03:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Maybe I should switch to a Levi strap. I bought a Fender strap for all my gits, but the vinyl cracks and thenthey pinch your neck.

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Dec 2nd, 2011 05:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

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Steve Dallman
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Merrill, Wisconsin

Dangit! Hot weather.
Dec 3rd, 2011 10:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I found a very nice, padded Levy leather strap at the thrift store last week for $1.50. It found a nice home.

kents
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Dallas Texas USA

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Dec 18th, 2011 04:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Levy MSS3 is the standard strap for me.

Anything under 2.5" is now unwearable, I'm spoiled.

The design is perfect - no metal to ding your guitar, adjustability, colors, piping, all top notch.

I now have them on every guitar that I leave out and the colors match like custom paint.

Currently on sale for a couple bucks off at FDP Sponsor MF.

Highly recommended.

jay1vinton
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Hawaii, USA

Perfect is the enemy of good enough
Dec 28th, 2011 04:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

On the other end of the spectrum is "Red Monkey". Very hightone and expensive, and a bit reclusive if you can find them.

One of them is like 250 bucks and is a half inch wide piece of leather with a doo dad on it. Not an LP or bass strap by a long shot.

stratjaz
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Mississauga, ON

Every refuge has it's price
Nov 4th, 2012 05:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thought I would give a shout out to a former guitar teacher who has started a company that sells guitar accessories such as guitar straps.
I've had a chance to see them and they are beautiful.
I also belong to the "one strap for each guitar" club.
We need to accessorize, fellas.

Pete Schmidt Accessories

Texican
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Cypress, TX

I Dare To Be Different
Dec 16th, 2012 07:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The one Levy's strap that I have is their vintage "rockabilly" strap. Narrow, with a shoulder pad.

Edited to add: I also have three El Dorado straps.

Vintage Rockabilly

(This message was last edited by Texican at 07:06 PM, Dec 16th, 2012)

Steve Dallman
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Merrill, Wisconsin

Ain't turned 60, but I got my blinker on
Dec 17th, 2012 10:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The weight of my Variax 5 prompted me to try a wide Neotech padded strap. It is slightly, but definitely more comfortable than my wide, padded Levy strap.

But, problems with trapezious muscle pain has forced me to try other options. I chambered the Variax, and got it down from 13lbs to 10lbs, and that wasn't enough, even with the new strap.

I am now using a Slinger hip strap. I used a Fender waist strap in high school in the 60's, after pulling a muscle which forced me to stop using a standard guitar strap. The Slinger is as close as I can come to the old Fender waist strap, and although I'm still getting used to it, I do like it.

Nothing on my shoulder is pretty comfortable.

Slinger Hip Strap

jay1vinton
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Hawaii, USA

Perfect is the enemy of good enough
Nov 18th, 2014 03:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I took a tip from a stranger in the guitar shop. Instead of wearing it right at the neck and shoulder, wear it on the shoulder point instead.

At first I was afraid it might fall off, but it really does hold the weight better, at least for me.

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