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D'Addario Planet Waves Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad  

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The Planet Waves Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad is a molded foam pad that slides over most popular fabric guitar straps for quick relief from playing disc...Read More

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The Planet Waves Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad is a molded foam pad that slides over most popular fabric guitar straps for quick relief from playing discomfort.


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Planet WavesGuitar Strap Shoulder Pad
 
3.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

    • Not functional (3)

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (3), Novice (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Comfy

      I like it a lot. I just wish this product came in different colors -- the one I have now doesn't match well with my strap or guitar. However, it's very comfortable,...Read complete review

      I like it a lot. I just wish this product came in different colors -- the one I have now doesn't match well with my strap or guitar. However, it's very comfortable, so I would recommend this to any of my guitar playing friends.
      It has all of the features a shoulder pad should have, but really -- it's just a shoulder pad. As far as features the only thing I could think of to make it better is a zipper on the side opposite the cushion area so that a guitar player could quickly remove the pad without having to detach the strap and slide the pad off the end. I was hoping for different colors (I wanted brown), but hey, it's a good deal either way.
      It's comfortable, it feels like clouds resting on my shoulder. I haven't used it to stand up with my guitar for extended periods of time, but the comfort is still noticeable.
      Even after shipping expenses? Great value. I went to my local guitar shop, and other online stores, and they all charged at least $20.

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      Oops

      Unfortunately I bought the wrong pad. This pad simply doesn't work. The photo shows a series of oval cushions in the pad but this is NOT correct. The pads are more of an...Read complete review

      Unfortunately I bought the wrong pad. This pad simply doesn't work. The photo shows a series of oval cushions in the pad but this is NOT correct. The pads are more of an ice cube type affair with very little padding. The ice cubes are about 1/2" square. Because of tihs it doesn't redistribute the weight of the strap nor provide any cushioning. Second the pad is designed to slide on to a guitar strap up to 2" wide. Anything wider won't work without creative modifications. I was trying to use this with the PW Strap Lock which is too wide to fit. In the end I should have gone with the PW Gel Pad. It has a velcro fastening system that would have fit the PW Strap Lock & would have provided some cushioning. Maybe next time........

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      3.0

      Planet Waves shoulder pad.

      By Heard the Bass

      from WNY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Planet Waves Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

            I have had this shoulder pad for a while now and have noted that it will only fit over 2" wide straps. Depending on the material of the strap, it may allow the strap to slide somewhat. (The pad will stay in place.) No big deal if you have a balanced instrument. I have been using the pad with a rather heavy Jazz bass and it does provide some relief from the strap digging into my shoulder. It does NOT however redistribute the weight of the instrument in any way. If used as a means to alleviate the strap from digging into your shoulder, it works fairly well.

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            2.0

            Oops

            By WannaBe

            from DC

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • None

            Cons

            • Not Functional
            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • NONE

            Comments about Planet Waves Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

            Unfortunately I bought the wrong pad. This pad simply doesn't work. The photo shows a series of oval cushions in the pad but this is NOT correct. The pads are more of an ice cube type affair with very little padding. The ice cubes are about 1/2" square. Because of tihs it doesn't redistribute the weight of the strap nor provide any cushioning. Second the pad is designed to slide on to a guitar strap up to 2" wide. Anything wider won't work without creative modifications. I was trying to use this with the PW Strap Lock which is too wide to fit. In the end I should have gone with the PW Gel Pad. It has a velcro fastening system that would have fit the PW Strap Lock & would have provided some cushioning. Maybe next time........

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            HELPING CARRY THE LOAD - A PLAYING TIME+

            By Winston

            from Lake St Louis, Mo.

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Exactly What I Hoped For
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • None Experienced

            Best Uses

            • Improved Edurance Practic

            Comments about Planet Waves Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

            My two electrics and the strap arrangement really chaffed the neck and weighed heavy on the upper shoulder. The pads are just what the Dr. ordered really helps distribute the weight of the solid bodies.

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            1.0

            not good

            By gio1050

            from Georgia

            About Me Novice

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Functional

              Best Uses

                Comments about Planet Waves Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                does not do the job

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Strap slides through, impossible to use

                By Randy

                from Madison, WI

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Not Functional

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Planet Waves Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                    I bought this to use with a somewhat heavy guitar. The nylon strap I put through it doesn't stay in place, and ends up just sliding right through the slots of the shoulder pad. So the should pad stays put on my should, but the strap slides, and the neck of my guitar was pointing to the floor in a few seconds. I couldn't make it through one song with this before taking it off.

                    I'll probably try putting some velcro on it to see if that will help, but that's a design flaw that they really need to address.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A Good Starter Shoulder Pad

                    By Shinigami

                    from Champaign, IL

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Adds Comfort
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Price

                    Cons

                    • Inaccurate Image

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Planet Waves Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                    This is a nice accessory for those who find their strap uncomfortably rubbing against their shoulder. However, if you're expecting what you see in the picture, that's not what you'll be getting. Instead of the little oblong shapes, the padded part is lined with small squares. Aside from that, it makes practice much easier. I can play for much longer without the strap digging into my shoulder!

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good idea But.........

                    By Oz

                    from NY

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Verified Buyer

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                      Cons

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                          Comments about Planet Waves Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                          Not as comfortable for a person with a small frame.

                          Comment on this review

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          good product for the price

                          By Luis-leftybass

                          from North Carolina

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Planet Waves Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                            Good product for the money. Not as effective as the Mega Bass Strap, but less expensive for those on a budget and who want to "lighten their load" with a heavy bass guitar.

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Comfy

                            By Joshua Daniels

                            from North Carolina

                            Comments about Planet Waves Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                            I like it a lot. I just wish this product came in different colors -- the one I have now doesn't match well with my strap or guitar. However, it's very comfortable, so I would recommend this to any of my guitar playing friends.
                            It has all of the features a shoulder pad should have, but really -- it's just a shoulder pad. As far as features the only thing I could think of to make it better is a zipper on the side opposite the cushion area so that a guitar player could quickly remove the pad without having to detach the strap and slide the pad off the end. I was hoping for different colors (I wanted brown), but hey, it's a good deal either way.
                            It's comfortable, it feels like clouds resting on my shoulder. I haven't used it to stand up with my guitar for extended periods of time, but the comfort is still noticeable.
                            Even after shipping expenses? Great value. I went to my local guitar shop, and other online stores, and they all charged at least $20.

                            Comment on this review

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Worth it!

                            By Jim K.

                            from Nashville-Music City USA

                            Comments about Planet Waves Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                            I have over 20 guitars and been playing over 40 years. This helps relieve the weight of LPs etc. It's worth the price.

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