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D'Addario Planet Waves Dare Guitar Strap  Black

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Planet Waves has teamed up with product designer Troy Dare to bring you the patented Dare Guitar Strap. Unlike conventional guitar straps, the Dare S...Click To Read More About This Product

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Planet Waves has teamed up with product designer Troy Dare to bring you the patented Dare Guitar Strap. Unlike conventional guitar straps, the Dare Strap allows your to distribute the weight of your bass or guitar equally over both shoulders. Great for heavy instruments and players with back / neck conditions.


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D'Addario Planet WavesDare Guitar Strap
 
3.2

(based on 11 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Product

This strap has worked well for me for at least 5 years now. It does what it is supposed to do, distributing the guitar's weight across both shoulders. A softer material, such as...Read complete review

This strap has worked well for me for at least 5 years now. It does what it is supposed to do, distributing the guitar's weight across both shoulders. A softer material, such as leather, might be more comfortable. I know there is a leather version being marketed now, but it is very pricey.

The guitar's position does shift to the right with this strap (I play right handed), but I have gotten used to this and make adjustments as necessary.

This strap has saved me on long gigs from shoulder pain.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Barely useful

Standard guitar straps aggrevate my thorasic outlet syndrome, so a strap like this is a necessity if I want to play for any length of time. The problem that was most immediately apparent after...Read complete review

Standard guitar straps aggrevate my thorasic outlet syndrome, so a strap like this is a necessity if I want to play for any length of time. The problem that was most immediately apparent after receiving this in the mail is that the strap holes are waaaay too tight to be used as is. I had to cut the holes open a little just to get it on the strap pegs. If that were it, though, I'd still be a happy customer. It seems that Planet Waves skimped on the button holding the two shoulder straps together. It snaps apart very easily and it requires some duct tape to make it useable. For what it's worth, the thing is damn comfortable. I will be gettings some pads for the soulders, as the material cuts into the neck more than most other straps, but the difference the weight distrobution makes is remarkable. For those of us with back injuries, and those smart enough to want to avoid them, there are few options. For now, this will do, but let's hope more and better products present themselves soon.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Product

By jazzbassman

from Chicago, IL

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Distributes weight
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Material Could Be Softer

Best Uses

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Dare Guitar Strap:

    This strap has worked well for me for at least 5 years now. It does what it is supposed to do, distributing the guitar's weight across both shoulders. A softer material, such as leather, might be more comfortable. I know there is a leather version being marketed now, but it is very pricey.

    The guitar's position does shift to the right with this strap (I play right handed), but I have gotten used to this and make adjustments as necessary.

    This strap has saved me on long gigs from shoulder pain.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    you do not need this strap

    By baseculture

    from santa barbara CA

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Dare Guitar Strap:

    If you own any of the other planet wave nylon straps, guess what? You can do this already! Shorten your strap so that your loop is big enough to stick your head through. Make sure the loop you stick your head through is large enough so you don't choke. I have been doing this for the past 5 years. You do not need this strap.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar Strap, When get old need something comforable.

    By Jamez

    from Columbus, Ohio

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Dare Guitar Strap:

        Help to reduce the pain on one side of shoulder, when best to have evening pressure on both shoulder.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        buy it

        By guitar solo

        from houston

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        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Dare Guitar Strap:

        i bought this and the other adjustable strap (the slider.) don't bother with the slider. this, on the other hand is the best fifteen dollars i've spent in years. it has multiple adjustments and not only does it do what it says, you can adjust your guitar the that perfect angle you've always wished for. it will actually make you play better. i can reach certain scales with so much more ease and comfort. buy it, you won't regret it.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Barely useful

        By Srgt. Craclepuffs

        from Colorado

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        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Dare Guitar Strap:

        Standard guitar straps aggrevate my thorasic outlet syndrome, so a strap like this is a necessity if I want to play for any length of time. The problem that was most immediately apparent after receiving this in the mail is that the strap holes are waaaay too tight to be used as is. I had to cut the holes open a little just to get it on the strap pegs. If that were it, though, I'd still be a happy customer. It seems that Planet Waves skimped on the button holding the two shoulder straps together. It snaps apart very easily and it requires some duct tape to make it useable. For what it's worth, the thing is damn comfortable. I will be gettings some pads for the soulders, as the material cuts into the neck more than most other straps, but the difference the weight distrobution makes is remarkable. For those of us with back injuries, and those smart enough to want to avoid them, there are few options. For now, this will do, but let's hope more and better products present themselves soon.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Wear a turtle neck!

        By splitmeoffsome

        from Seattle, WA

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Dare Guitar Strap:

        Very rough. Irritates my neck too much. I just wear t-shirts, so.... Wear a hoodie you might be alright, because it does distribute the weight nicely. That is once you get the straps properly adjusted, and if you haven't decapitated your self! Haha :)

         
        5.0

        Became part of a custom guitar

        By Woo-Pot-Kee Poni

        from Maryland

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Dare Guitar Strap:

          I built an odd-shape guitar for an art show. It played well, but the shape didn't allow for properly placed strap buttons, which led to a lot of neck dive. I actually mocked up a strap similar to this Dare strap this using two normal guitar straps and binder clips before I discovered this Planet Waves strap. It eliminated 85% of the neck dive. I'm glad I found this strap.

           
          5.0

          I love this stap. Its' awesome no more shoulder pain...

          By Bonnie

          from Sierra Vista AZ.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Dare Guitar Strap:

              Love the strap.

               
              2.0

              Not what I expected

              By Oz

              from NY

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • Not Functional

                Best Uses

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Dare Guitar Strap:

                  Not comfortable.Made for someone with a larger frame.Not a small person.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Dare strap is lame

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Dare Guitar Strap:

                  I have an artificial disc in my neck and I need two more. Anything that would transfer load to the right shoulder is a big deal for me. In every case when I adjusted this strap so that some weight was on the right shoulder then the guitar was pulled to far back toward my left hip. And even if I was willing to compromise on the guitar position (Which I am not) most of the weight is still on the left side regardless of any attempts to adjust the strap otherwise.

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