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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2003-11-21T04:47:11+00:00 2003-11-21T04:47:11+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Guitar Strap]]> What about the flip flops?

Statistics: Posted by boz — Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:47 am

2003-11-21T04:24:58+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Guitar Strap]]>
Whatever you decide about the guitar strap, do NOT lose the sharkskin suit. Add a porkpie hat and some Ray-Bans. At that point, you will be so unbelievably cool that the guitar strap won't matter.


Statistics: Posted by chillywilly — Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:24 am

2003-11-20T14:25:26+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Guitar Strap]]> Statistics: Posted by allanlummox — Thu Nov 20, 2003 2:25 pm

2003-11-20T14:07:25+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Guitar Strap]]> A Big 10-4!!! Gotcha...
I appreciate all the input...
I guess I'm gonna have to stop wearin those sharkskin suits when I play. Guess I'm kinda gettin the ass before the cart, anyway...
Did anyone ever see that classic film of Mr. House whailin away on his reso? I swear he musta had somethin under his right foot to raise that leg up while he was playin.
On a different note, I got an installed that Lace Sensor pickup an it is everything Bluedawg said it was. It really is very nice...
Cool...Thanks guys...

Statistics: Posted by boz — Thu Nov 20, 2003 2:07 pm

2003-11-20T06:57:38+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Guitar Strap]]>
What A.L. is refering to is commonly known as a "cord lock" or "cord stopper". They are used for cinching the waist and hood drawstrings on parkas and such. Should be available at any fabric supply or outdoors outfitter.

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Statistics: Posted by bosco — Thu Nov 20, 2003 6:57 am

2003-11-20T05:22:31+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Guitar Strap]]>

Umm, I highly recommend sitting and not using a strap at all when playing a heavy resonator guitar- so you can move more freely and in a relaxed manner, and don't have pressure on your shoulder that will make your singing voice tighter and more constricted.

And I sit with the guitar on my right leg- more like Son House than Segovia. Segovia wasn't playing a Steel guitar!

Statistics: Posted by allanlummox — Thu Nov 20, 2003 5:22 am

2003-11-20T04:35:51+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Guitar Strap]]> I'de like to try anything else before I drill. "spring loaded plastic dealie"? I usually sit when I play an don't have any problem with my Gibson. The Liberty is a different story. It's bottom heavy an has a tendency to slide off my leg. I'm trying to get used to laying it across my left leg (I'm right handed) but it seems kinda awkward.
Back to the s.l.p.dealie, I can't picture what you mean.
Thanks for the help.
Yah Chilly, Just by coincendence parachute cord is one of my main supply stocks. I use it for alot of stuff. I have a guy makin me a personalized guitar strap an really want to use it on the Liberty.
If I mess around long enough I'll come up with somethin.
I just don't want to take the DeWalt to my new guitar just yet.
(I guess I don't wanna drop it on the floor either) - D'oh !!!!!!!

Statistics: Posted by boz — Thu Nov 20, 2003 4:35 am

2003-11-20T04:27:41+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Guitar Strap]]>
Spandex is right up there too, but unlike 'chute cord and duct tape, it doesn't work in every application. Check out your local fitness club and you'll see what I mean.

I do the same as Lummo, except I buy it off the shelf. All of my guitars that don't have a strap button on the heel (btw BOZ, I've drilled those holes with no problems, on several guitars) have a quick-release headstock strap clip (attached with glorified parachute cord) with which I can instantly click in one of the 3 guitar straps I own.

8 guitars, 3 straps. What'd'ya do? Get yerself a few of these quick release gizmos.

I always use a strap, because I don't like to have to hold up the guitar, fight the force of gravity, and play the damn thing too. Especially if it's a 10 pound National. Takes a while to get used to headstock strap suspension, but it's just like going from finger-tips to finger-picks, you get used to it quickly.

my $0.02

Statistics: Posted by chillywilly — Thu Nov 20, 2003 4:27 am

2003-11-20T03:50:48+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Guitar Strap]]>
I have a piece of Parachute cord running under the strings above the nut, running through one of those neat spring-loaded plastic dealies you find on a backpack, and tied in a simple knot on the other side, that I run through the button hole of a nice leather strap.

It doesn't get in the way, and it works well.

Statistics: Posted by allanlummox — Thu Nov 20, 2003 3:50 am

2003-11-20T03:34:36+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: Guitar Strap]]> Yah, I know that's how it's usually done. It just makes me cringe to think of drillin a hole in my new guitar. There's not many ways round it. It's that Liberty I just got. The heel has like a white cap where it meets the body. Geez, I hate to think of drillin a hole in er. I guess if I get tired enough dealin with a strap round the tuning head I'll probably end up installin a strap button.

Statistics: Posted by boz — Thu Nov 20, 2003 3:34 am