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Recently, while pondering stupid, cool things I could do to my bass, I came upon the idea of sewing junk onto my strap.


Right now, I'm comtemplating putting a pink or purple "Shelby" on the back of my strap so when I turn my backside (hehe) to the audience (if I ever get one), they'd be able to read "Shelby."


After thinking about that for awhile, I though about making a rainbow dealy strap. Very cool sounding.


Any other weird ideas for strap decoration that the lowdowners would like to share?

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Kinda funny you mentioned that. When I retired from the Navy, one of the commemorative things given to me was a small silver lapel pin (about as big as a dime) that has the Navy emblem and the words "US Navy, Retired" around the outer edge. I've kept that on every strap I've used since retiring. I also have one of my fiances' homemade earrings on there, too.


Personalizing the strap is a cool idea. I've seen some cool ones on occasion.

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My black guitar straps are customized with black gaffer's tape over the manufacturer's logo. Because logos are corny.


MMM... spicy!



"To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."

--Sun Tzu

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I made a t-shirt for my last gig.


'actual size'


(a TMBG tribute)


I think that electrical tape -- with your teams colours on it -- wrapped around the strap would look good.

A man is not usually called upon to have an opinion of his own talents at all; he can very well go on improving them to the best of his ability without deciding on his own precise niche in the temple of Fame. -- C.S.Lewis
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One of my straps was created by a collaboration between two women who hate each other.


A former girlfriend of mine embroidered stars on my jeans.


And my next girlfriend cut up the jeans and made a strap for me. (she didn't know where the stars came from).


So here it is:


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Mr. Bungle was an amazing live band-I saw them twice, and hung with them for a while after the second time. Nice guys. If I had no pin on my strap, I might opt for a Mr. Bungle pin.

But I have an Eraserhead pin, so I got that going for me. Good old Henry...






I'm a lot more like I am now than I was when I got here.






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I'm the guy with the cheesy "Police line - Do Not Cross" strap on my bass. But I have started adding buttons just because I can. One of them is from an ex-girlfriend of mine--we met because I was teaching a Tai Chi class, and so she gave me a pin that reads "TaiChi." The current girlfriend doesn't know that story. I hope she never finds out.


I also have a button that says "Silence is the voice of complicity."


But I agree that adding too much to a strap would be overkill. Only so much "flare" I need.

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I have a leather strap that has a trucker girl and a star on it. Kinda looks like the Kappa logo girl.


http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?ItemID=24708&TempID=18&Method=2&CategoryID=0&BrandID=1558&PriceRangeID=0&PageNum=1&DepartmentID=0&DepartmentKeeper=&pagesize=10&SortMetho d=6&Word1=strap&Contains=%22%2Astrap%2A%22&Search_Type=SEARCH&GroupCode=nonetodaythanks


Thats it if you copy the link, Sam Ash doesn't like UBB code.


I'd use it more if I could get the freaking strap locks through it..I think some modification has to be done. This is a much cooler strap that this big fat black one i use now.

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