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Gibson Fatboy Leather Strap with Memory Foam Pad Black 

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The Gibson Fatboy Leather Strap with Memory Foam Pad is one of the most comfortable straps money can buy. With its superior leather and half-inch of ...Read More

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The ultimate in comfort.

The Gibson Fatboy Leather Strap with Memory Foam Pad is one of the most comfortable straps money can buy. With its superior leather and half-inch of memory foam padding, the Fatboy will make the heaviest guitar or bass seem lighter.

FEATURES
  • Soft and thick top quality full grain top leather
  • Wide and thick soft leather pad
  • Pad made with half-inch thick memory foam
  • Soft garment leather backing
  • Detail stitched
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GibsonFatboy Leather Strap with Memory Foam Pad
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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  • Good quality (5)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (3)
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    5.0

    Les Paul Necessity

    By JC

    from San Diego, CA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

    • Case Fit
    • Doesn't Lock
    • Pad Too Long
    • Stiff

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Extended Playing
    • Practicing
    • Weight Relief

    Comments about Gibson Fatboy Leather Strap with Memory Foam Pad:

    I might have listed a number of Cons, but don't let that dissuade your purchase. I just wanted to be precise in my criticism. This strap is forwmost an excellent solution for weight relief of those excessively heavy Les Pauls and solid-body basses. For that, you would be hard-pressed to find a better solution.

    It is a lot of strap. For its function, it is necessarily wide. But I feel the length of the memory foam pad is excessive. It has limited contact area with your shoulder and extends much further than it needs to. Gibson could cut that back with no sacrifice on confort. The leather is fine but stiff, exacerbated by the bulky pad. I suspect, it will become better in time and use.

    Out of the bag, it is such as to sling the guitar quite low - like some folks do like I know. Raising it is limited again by the length of the pad. Gibson has a good thing that could become much better with some very simple re-emgineering. I would but it again and would recommend it to anyone trying to save their shoulder.

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    5.0

    Hubby will love this for Christmas!

    By Debmoondoggy

    from Glencoe, Al

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    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gibson Fatboy Leather Strap with Memory Foam Pad:

      Hubby saw this strap at a store in Memphis, but didn't purchase it due to the price. I bought the strap for his Christmas present at a much better price from Musician's Friend. He will love it!

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      5.0

      Gotta have it

      By Soveriegn1

      from Michigan

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality
      • Very Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gibson Fatboy Leather Strap with Memory Foam Pad:

          I bought this and put it on a Gibson ES335 and it worked great. After playing for several hours, it still felt great. I would recommend this strap, its awesome.

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          4.0

          Serves a Purpose

          By mrfett

          from Silver Spring, MD

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Padded

          Cons

          • Expensive
          • Leather

          Best Uses

          • Weight Relief

          Comments about Gibson Fatboy Leather Strap with Memory Foam Pad:

          This strap was recommended as a way to deal with playing a very heavy guitar. Within a week of getting my Les Paul Reissue that I'd fitted with a Bigsby (taking the total weight to just under 10 pounds), I was experiencing fairly significant shoulder pain. I've switched to vinyl straps for all my other axes, but I knew I wasn't going to be able to keep playing this guitar if it was going to hurt this much, so I bit the bullet and bought this ridiculously priced item.

          My shoulder now feels much like my finger tips: a bit worn, but not painful. The strap didn't magically make a boat anchor into a feather, but it did help quite a bit. In hindsight, paying so much for a guitar that is going to cause pain without also purchasing a stupid expensive padded strap doesn't seem like such a smart move, but if you end up with a great sounding guitar that's causing you physical pain and you can't bear to part with it, this strap can help.

          I wouldn't gig this Les Paul all night (over two hours) several times a week, but I think with this strap you could break it out for an hour or two a few nights a week and not end up a hunchback. So the strap helps quite a bit.

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          5.0

          Make Mine Fat!!

          By SloMo

          from Texas

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Gibson Fatboy Leather Strap with Memory Foam Pad:

            This strap is "top shelf." If you can afford it, buy it!!

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            5.0

            Amazing Strap

            By Explorer85

            from Grand Junction, CO

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            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Gibson Fatboy Leather Strap with Memory Foam Pad:

              This strap is very nice. The bottom line is that this is literally the most comfortable, highest quality strap on the market. Unfortunately, it also very expensive. Don't let this deter you, as the investment is backed by the Gibson name, and you will feel at ease while playing. No more sore shoulders! A LOT of money, but helps alot, and looks great. Classy, but also brutal.

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