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D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad  

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The Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad attaches securely over most fabric guitar straps with Velcro. It has a contoured shape to fit your sho...Read More

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Gel comfort for guitar players.

The Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad attaches securely over most fabric guitar straps with Velcro. It has a contoured shape to fit your shoulder, and is easily moved from one strap to another.


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D'Addario Planet WavesGel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Functional (10)
  • Good quality (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works as it should.

I bought this because I was tired of getting shoulder muscle "knots" after several hours of gigging each night.

This really does redistribute the weight of my Les...Read complete review

I bought this because I was tired of getting shoulder muscle "knots" after several hours of gigging each night.

This really does redistribute the weight of my Les Paul, making it much more comfortable on my shoulder. I've tested it for up to 5 hours of playing, and no shoulder knots.

This does not make your heavy guitar lighter! Please understand that! It would have to have rocket engines or anti-gravity technology on it to make your guitar lighter! Let's not have unrealistic expectations, OK?

What it does is redistribute the weight. It makes your strap "wider" and puts the weight of the guitar across a larger area of muscle/bone in your shoulder. This really does make a difference in comfort. I can attest to that.

The gel padding makes it squishy-soft, so you never feel a hard or "strappy" surface touching your shoulder anymore. Like a Les Paul on feathers.

But don't expect a Sci-Fi miracle here. If you have lower back pain from heavy guitars, I'm not sure this product would work for you. If you have sore MUSCLES, then I know it will help, as it does for me.

For it's area, it's a great product. Using it for something it is not intended for is unwise.

As for it sliding around on the strap, I simply closed the velcro up a little tighter, and it won't slip. I use Ernie Ball nylon web straps. The cheap ones.

Yes, I would recommend this to all my friends who experience shoulder fatigue, sore muscles, a "crick" in the neck, and minor chest irritation caused by heavy instruments. I'm not sure about back, hip, knee or any other type of weight-related problems.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The gel

finely made, cool idea, just didnt work for me.
defintely neat.
i dont know if its just me or if my guitars to heavy or what. but this actually hurt my...Read complete review

finely made, cool idea, just didnt work for me.
defintely neat.
i dont know if its just me or if my guitars to heavy or what. but this actually hurt my shoulder more than my strap did. i feel alot better without it.
still cheap though. if you think itll work for you, buy it.

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5.0

Works great on TUMI sling bags too!

By Ealfaro1

from Laguna Beach, CA

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

      I'm a pro photographer who was looking for a cushioned pad to use on my camera-laden TUMI sling bag. I discovered the Gel Guitar Pad figuring the bass players of the world had the same problem of carrying a heavy weight over their shoulder. I couldn't be happier with the weight distribution of the Gel Pad made possible by the thickness of the gel pads plus the length of the strap. This product is built to last with ballistic nylon used as the casing.

      It's about at 5-second installation with the stitched-in Velcro strips. You can't go wrong with this terrific shoulder-pain relieving product.

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      5.0

      Gel strap eases disc pressure

      By larry

      from Detroit, MI.

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • This Strap Adds Comfort

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

          Found a practical guitar strap pad that helps ease stress on my pesky neck disc. I play long sets with few breaks. So this product is perfect for me.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Comfortable strap pad

          By MartyC

          from St. Louis, MO

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

              I wanted a pad to make a standard 2" nylon strap more comfortable. This pad is very comfortable and can be rotated between multiple straps. The only potential negative is that it does add some weight, but that is the nature of gel padding.

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              5.0

              Strap Doesn't Cut My Neck Anymore!

              By TulieGirl

              from USA

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                    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                    I bought this to put on a special nylon strap that I wanted to keep even though it was cutting into my neck. This helped with the neck cutting a hundred percent. The pad is a lot heavier than the strap so the pad may move around if you do not secure it tightly to the strap.

                    If you are getting this to help with a heavy guitar I'm not sure it will help much if your guitar is super heavy. I would look for a specialized strap like Comfort Strapp, which is much softer. I use a Comfort Strapp with all of my electrics, even the ones that aren't heavy.

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                    5.0

                    Strap pad

                    By Steve

                    from STV, AZ

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                      nice padding.

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                      5.0

                      Good quality pad

                      By Dan

                      from Berthoud, CO

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                      Very comfortable. It definitely helps my shoulder from feeling pain after playing for awhile. It's almost as if your guitar got lighter after putting this on. I highly recommend this.

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                      5.0

                      black stiffos are my favorite

                      By gettinguponthe1

                      from queens, ny

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                        i wear my guitar really high and it causes some sharp pains in my shoulder. this does help, but does not completely cure me, though i didnt expect it to. highly recommend it.

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                        4.0

                        Does the trick

                        By bmaloney

                        from Minneapolis, MN

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                            This addition saved my shoulder. I suffer from accident related injuries so spreading out the point of contact of the strap is a great help.

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                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Quality construction, thick gel pad

                            By Skwerl

                            from Albuquerque, NM

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality
                            • Great Quality And Size

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Practicing

                              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                              I measured it for you: Pad is 13" long overall, narrowest spot in middle is 3-1/2 " wide. It will fit up to a 2-1/2" strap. Top fabric is rugged cordura. Underside is knit jersey, smooth and soft. Gel pads cover the entire length and width, and are big and cushy. The dog-bone shape fits just right over the shoulder, gives lots of support. Fabric, edging and Velcro are all high quality and well stitched. I put the pad over a vintage hand-tooled Western belt that I use as a shoulder strap. My Ome Single X resonator is not heavy for a 5 string, but it's heavy for me after 30 minutes. I'm a 5'6" 135 lb female and I don't have beefy shoulders. The edges of the pad do not cut into me. With this shoulder pad I can play until my fingertips are sore (at least 1-1/2 hrs., for this beginner). You can order this and get the quality you're hoping for.

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                              (0 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              this one does not do the job either

                              By gio1050

                              from Georgia

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                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Not Functional

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                                  MF should not sell this product

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