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      Planet Waves

      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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      Planet WavesGel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad
       
      4.5

      (based on 19 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (14)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      89%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (5)
      • Functional (5)
      • Good quality (5)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (5)
        • Concerts (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Novice (3)

        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

        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 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 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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              (3 of 3 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 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 2 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 Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                    MF should not sell this product

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Provides comfort as you play.

                    By Toolmannc1

                    from Rocky Mount, NC

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fits Your Strap
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Add Comfort
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                      I use this with my Planet Waves locking strap. I liked the strap but it was not wide enough to support my bass. This pad did the trick. It fits perfectly and releives the pressure. Great product.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Comfortable

                      By Joe

                      from Illinois USA

                      About Me Novice

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfort
                      • Fast Installation
                      • Well Made

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                        I had the weight of a heavy Bass on one spot of my shoulder & neck, which would get very irritated.This Shoulder Pad spreads the weight over a 12 X 4 inch area.Thick gel pockets are very comfortable.Strap gets nowhere near my neck anymore.It's weight keeps it put.Heavy, well constructed material with velcro makes switching between straps easy & fast!!It sure is bigger than it looks in photo.Great product at a great price.VERY happy!!

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                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Works as it should.

                        By John Todd

                        from USA

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Ask me a question

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                          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.

                          Comment on this review

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Sweet relief

                          By Neverly

                          from Milwaukee, WI

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                          My guitar is a very heavy Les Paul copy and I haven't experienced any sliding around of the pad like some reviewers have. I can now practice pain free for hours on end, much to the chagrin of my wife.

                          Comment on this review

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great cushioning

                          By flixman

                          from Tennessee

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Soft And Stays In Place

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Bass Straps Duffels

                            Comments about Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                            Third one purchased. Can be used to soften any shoulder strap. It stays in place and does not slip off the shoulder. Great cushioning.

                            Comment on this review

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad

                            Comments about Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                            I like it very much.I will definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking to get some relief during playing.

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