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post Jun 30 2008, 02:28 AM
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So I own this "Planet Waves" brand guitar strap with a plastic buckle that goes around the little knobs on my strat, and while I was playing today the thing the completely snapped wright wear it connects to the upper part of the guitar.

I wasn't even doint anything crazy, I was actually just leaning forward to look at a tab, and BAM!

Luck was on my side, as I was able to grab the neck before it hit the ground. (it would have hit a conrete floor)

Just a warning to anyone that might own this obscure brand of strap.

also, anyone got any tips for when I go to get a new one?????? lol



Just needed to vent my frustration

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post Jun 30 2008, 02:34 AM
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i'm glad the quitar is ok cool.gif
in case when be your quitar fall down and broke and in case if you quitar was cost thousands dolars..somebody will be afraid of you smile.gif and probaly somebody from Planet Waves tongue.gif


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post Jun 30 2008, 02:38 AM
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That's why I ONLY use high quality leather straps...same experiences here with cheap straps


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post Jun 30 2008, 02:40 AM
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QUOTE
That's why I ONLY use high quality leather straps...same experiences here with cheap straps


yeah I think I'm going to definitely get a leather strap


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post Jun 30 2008, 02:45 AM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Jun 30 2008, 02:38 AM) *
That's why I ONLY use high quality leather straps...same experiences here with cheap straps

I`m with you,man! Go out and get yourself a good,solid leather strap. The heavier the guitar,the wider the strap is the rule I follow.Not only will it protect your investment,but they are generally alot more comfortable than the cheap narrow straps and way more reliable! Glad your axe is still healthy and in one piece! cool.gif
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post Jun 30 2008, 03:12 AM
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My first (good) guitar is all beaten own partly because of the strap (or was it just me...). I have a Jackson King V and both horns are pretty banged up. It still plays and looks good but I would have really liked it if those chips never got there.


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post Jun 30 2008, 05:14 AM
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Use straplocks and quality straps (it is good for your shoulders too)


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post Jun 30 2008, 09:11 AM
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This have happened to me to....two times. but now i got a leather strap and it is a lot better and totally worth the money


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post Jun 30 2008, 09:18 AM
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Lesson learned, always play standing on a soft carpet. rolleyes.gif

Get a broad lether strap. It also helps balancing the weight since it doesn't slide.


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post Jun 30 2008, 09:23 AM
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yes this has happened to me only I did drop the guitar on the floor sad.gif I had a rather nice Jackson Custom Dinky at the time that was totally ruined! damaged the fretboard etc, I got it reparied bit it never played the same to me, I sold it soon after sad.gif

straplocks are the way to go for sure!


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post Jun 30 2008, 10:17 AM
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I hear you man, the original strap that came with my stratocaster was "made in china" unsure.gif . During a pause on one TV show the strap brake on the leather part that holds to the lock, and I even had strap lock on! sad.gif

I now use a decent quality strap that is better than that (prooved to last till now wink.gif ). And planning to buy a leather Fender strat and reinforce it when I get the money cool.gif


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post Jun 30 2008, 11:04 AM
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Ouch! Good to hear it all ended well! I'll stay away from those straps blink.gif


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post Jun 30 2008, 11:05 AM
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i can say this is a guitar accident .nice to hear thats your strato is ok be more carefully
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post Jun 30 2008, 11:06 AM
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Good quality strap is a must have, as well as good quality cables.. wink.gif


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post Jun 30 2008, 02:12 PM
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I had SAME experience like 5-6 years ago!! huh.gif

Planet Waves strap with strap lock tho.

But I did jump a little so it's on me laugh.gif


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post Jun 30 2008, 02:35 PM
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hehe, I fixed my straps so I cannot remove them biggrin.gif ah, and I use 2 straps in each guitar... why ?? the reason is because I do the "hellycopter"... well I don't know hao you call it... just check this old video with my old band:

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post Jun 30 2008, 03:47 PM
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QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Jun 30 2008, 09:35 AM) *
hehe, I fixed my straps so I cannot remove them biggrin.gif ah, and I use 2 straps in each guitar... why ?? the reason is because I do the "hellycopter"... well I don't know hao you call it... just check this old video with my old band:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDa8trE7nbg

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ohmy.gif Juan.. we need a lession on how to do that move biggrin.gif that was really awsome!

For my strap i use a Levi's Jimi Hendrix Strap. Not only do the colours match my baby perfectly its a really sturdy peice of material. I don't see it breaking anytime in the near future.. personally i hate leather straps, the leather always ends up getting cracked and they just don't feel comfortable in my opinion. Actually the most comfortable strap ive ever warn was a Chain Mail strap that my friend made for himself.


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post Jun 30 2008, 03:56 PM
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I remember that Kris made a lesson on how to use guitar straps. See Part 1 smile.gif
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post Jun 30 2008, 04:08 PM
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i remember this happened to me about a year ago, i was just playing and bam the strap fell off on one end and then the next thing i knew the guitar dropt and smashed my toe. now i use straplocks.
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post Jun 30 2008, 04:21 PM
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I got this one http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_gui...suede_black.htm
and with some straplocks your guitar should be pretty safe smile.gif


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