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Spice up your strap!


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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!

\m/

Erik

"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:

http://members.aol.com/jeremyzone2/strap.jpg

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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...

 

Peace,

 

wraub

 

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.

http://www.briantimpe.com/images/LDL/dots/blue.JPGhttp://www.briantimpe.com/images/LDL/dots/black.JPGhttp://www.briantimpe.com/images/LDL/dots/fuscia.JPGhttp://www.briantimpe.com/images/LDL/dots/grey.JPGhttp://www.briantimpe.com/images/LDL/dots/orange.JPGhttp://www.briantimpe.com/images/LDL/dots/purple.JPGhttp://www.briantimpe.com/images/LDL/dots/red.JPGhttp://www.briantimpe.com/images/LDL/dots/yellow.JPG
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