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Slider Straps Dual Shoulder Strap Black 

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It evenly distributes the instrument's weight for maximum comfort. Made of sturdy 2" nylon webbing with a cross member made from handpicked Colorado ...Read More

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A better way to strap on your guitar or bass!

It evenly distributes the instrument's weight for maximum comfort. Made of sturdy 2" nylon webbing with a cross member made from handpicked Colorado leather. The cross member is designed for a sliding action that allows instant adjustment for correct and comfortable positioning of the instrument at all times. Attaching ends come with leather tabs. Accommodates all types of electric and acoustic guitars and basses.

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  • Evenly distributes instrument's weight
  • Sturdy 2" nylon webbing with leather cross member

Suffer player's shoulder no more! This strap will change your whole attitude. Put it in the cart.

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Slider StrapsDual Shoulder Strap
 
3.5

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works for Me

For over ten years, they're all I use. They solve neck dive and displace about a quarter of the guitar's weight to the opposite shoulder. Initially, it was hard to adjust the pin-to-pin...Read complete review

For over ten years, they're all I use. They solve neck dive and displace about a quarter of the guitar's weight to the opposite shoulder. Initially, it was hard to adjust the pin-to-pin length, but that was one time several years ago.

At first, I would invert the opposite loop. It was confusing, because the back portion inverts. But that lasted about a week. A more persistent issue was how the opposite loop would slip off my shoulder. Now the material has flattened from use, which resolved both issues. Putting it on is a thoughtless motion. Remember to pinch the sleeve and pull it down! That matters.

It's convenient to wear the strap like a vest and then return to the guitar. Unfortunately, pin-to-pin strap length is too inconvenient to adjust (for me) to use the same strap for multiple guitars with different length requirements. (e.g. A Tele and a dreadnought.) So I bought two straps. :)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It Works If You Wear It Backwards

The product does work, but you have to make some adjustments for it to actually perform its function.

When you first put on the product, as directed by the instructions, you...Read complete review

The product does work, but you have to make some adjustments for it to actually perform its function.

When you first put on the product, as directed by the instructions, you will notice that the right side is double-strapped. (This is similar to the adjustment loop on a regular strap.) The problem with this is that the double-strapped side is stronger, and thus it tries to pull the bottom of the guitar upwards. This makes for an awkward playing position, since most guitar players like to angle the neck upwards.

The solution I found was to wear the product backwards. You just turn it around so that the double-strapped side is over your left shoulder.

When you put it on, you pull the fasteners (the ends) until all the straps are flush against your back and aren't twisted. Then, you pull the right-side fastener down below your waist, and pull the left-side fastener up near your armpit.

When you then attach the fasteners to the guitar, it puts the guitar in a more traditional position, with the neck angled up. Then you adjust the double-strapped side, much as you would a traditional strap, to get as much support as you need to keep the guitar in position.

I will point out that even with these steps, the guitar still has a little bit of a tendency to drop out of position, as the guitar neck still wants to drop down. However, with the double-strap on your left side, the guitar won't resist you when you try to bring it up to normal playing position, as it does when the product is worn the opposite way. If you rest your right (strumming) arm on the body of the guitar and push in a little, this will force the guitar to stay in normal playing position, with the neck angled up.

(Let me point out to the lefties that you don't need to wear the product backwards. You only need to make the other adjustments I mentioned.)

Because you have to make these several adjustments, I rate the product three stars, since you really shouldn't have to do this. The inventors had a good idea, but they just didn't quite design it properly.

That said, if you have chronic back pain as I do, then a little inconvenience is nothing if it provides you with relief.

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3.0

Won't work for everyone

By Bo

from Dallas, TX

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

    Comments about Slider Straps Dual Shoulder Strap:

    Distributes the load, as promised, and the quality of materials is good, but the strap prevents your arm and hand from hanging straight down onto the strings. (See picture above) if you like to rest your forearm on the top of your bass, over the pick ups, this strap is not for you.

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    5.0

    Works Great for my Autoharp

    By Hal in TN

    from Somewhere in Middle, TN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good For Playing Position
    • Good Weight Distribution
    • Helps Proper Posture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Slider Straps Dual Shoulder Strap:

      This strap has been very helpful for maintaining a well postured standing or seated position while playing my autoharp in an Appalachian style vertical position. For added security of my instrument, I have incorporated using a locking strap button mechanism and would recommend that any user of any strap system do the same.

      I cannot address others finding fault for its ease of use and fit. The instructions included show how to put the strap on and I have find this works fine. Most issues previously criticized were for use on guitars. I found no issues in donning, adjusting, or wearing this strap for use with an autoharp.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      It Works If You Wear It Backwards

      By MTM

      from Belton, SC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Slider Straps Dual Shoulder Strap:

            The product does work, but you have to make some adjustments for it to actually perform its function.

            When you first put on the product, as directed by the instructions, you will notice that the right side is double-strapped. (This is similar to the adjustment loop on a regular strap.) The problem with this is that the double-strapped side is stronger, and thus it tries to pull the bottom of the guitar upwards. This makes for an awkward playing position, since most guitar players like to angle the neck upwards.

            The solution I found was to wear the product backwards. You just turn it around so that the double-strapped side is over your left shoulder.

            When you put it on, you pull the fasteners (the ends) until all the straps are flush against your back and aren't twisted. Then, you pull the right-side fastener down below your waist, and pull the left-side fastener up near your armpit.

            When you then attach the fasteners to the guitar, it puts the guitar in a more traditional position, with the neck angled up. Then you adjust the double-strapped side, much as you would a traditional strap, to get as much support as you need to keep the guitar in position.

            I will point out that even with these steps, the guitar still has a little bit of a tendency to drop out of position, as the guitar neck still wants to drop down. However, with the double-strap on your left side, the guitar won't resist you when you try to bring it up to normal playing position, as it does when the product is worn the opposite way. If you rest your right (strumming) arm on the body of the guitar and push in a little, this will force the guitar to stay in normal playing position, with the neck angled up.

            (Let me point out to the lefties that you don't need to wear the product backwards. You only need to make the other adjustments I mentioned.)

            Because you have to make these several adjustments, I rate the product three stars, since you really shouldn't have to do this. The inventors had a good idea, but they just didn't quite design it properly.

            That said, if you have chronic back pain as I do, then a little inconvenience is nothing if it provides you with relief.

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            4.0

            Great for Guitar, not so good for Bass

            By newbie

            from London UK

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about Slider Straps Dual Shoulder Strap:

              Although it feels perfect for use on a guitar, it feels wrong on bass, just not sitting in the right place. But if you are buying for use on guitar then this is the best.

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              4.0

              Great Strap Works great

              By iriegnome

              from Kenosha, WI

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Exactly As Described
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

              • All Leather Would Be A
              • Wish It Was Wider

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Practicing

              Comments about Slider Straps Dual Shoulder Strap:

              I have a pinched nerve in my back and issues with muscle cramps. This strap does the job of equalling the weight of my bass between my shoulders. I am very partial to my custom 4" leather bass straps, but the pain from my back is making it nearly impossible to play. I play about 80 shows a year. I have only used this in practice since I am just learning how to adjust it to the correct height. It is simple to use. Simple to put on. Simple to adjust. I was almost put off by the other reviews about how difficult this thing is, but is really is super simple. No issues with it at all. It is exactly as I would expect a nylon strap to be. I would prefer a leather one, but that is for another review. This strap is a great plain strap that is not plain.

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              1.0

              disappointing

              By k

              from sf valley, ca

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Doesn't Do What It
                • Not Functional

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Slider Straps Dual Shoulder Strap:

                  The weight of the instrument is still bourn by the left shoulder, it is not distributed across shoulders.

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                  5.0

                  Works for Me

                  By Bill Cook

                  from Keller TX

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Displaces Shoulder Weight
                  • Solves Neck Dive
                  • Strap Is Worn

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Adjust
                  • Must Lower Cross Sleeve
                  • Opposite Side Slips Off

                  Best Uses

                  • Playing While Standing

                  Comments about Slider Straps Dual Shoulder Strap:

                  For over ten years, they're all I use. They solve neck dive and displace about a quarter of the guitar's weight to the opposite shoulder. Initially, it was hard to adjust the pin-to-pin length, but that was one time several years ago.

                  At first, I would invert the opposite loop. It was confusing, because the back portion inverts. But that lasted about a week. A more persistent issue was how the opposite loop would slip off my shoulder. Now the material has flattened from use, which resolved both issues. Putting it on is a thoughtless motion. Remember to pinch the sleeve and pull it down! That matters.

                  It's convenient to wear the strap like a vest and then return to the guitar. Unfortunately, pin-to-pin strap length is too inconvenient to adjust (for me) to use the same strap for multiple guitars with different length requirements. (e.g. A Tele and a dreadnought.) So I bought two straps. :)

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  2.0

                  Uncomfortable

                  By Ozzy

                  from Pleasanton, Ca

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Just feels wrong

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Slider Straps Dual Shoulder Strap:

                  Tried many times myself and I also tried to adjust it on someone else just so I could see it in action.

                  I couldn't get the right angle I like with my play style. I bought this hoping it would take some stress off my neck and shoulders but it's usless if it doesn't feel right.

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                  2.0

                  Great for below waist

                  By Jo Jo

                  from Connecticu

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Distributes weight

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Impossible to adjust
                  • Not Functional

                  Best Uses

                  • Guitar below waist

                  Comments about Slider Straps Dual Shoulder Strap:

                  This strap does what it says--it distributes the weight more evenly. Unfortunately, unless you play your instrument at or below your waist, there is no adjusting this strap to get the proper position. I'm a bass player, and I play with the top the bass right about my sternum. Once I got the strap short enough, it still held the bass at the wrong angle for my fret hand. Returned immediately.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Buyer Beware

                  By Phil Buckle

                  from Australia

                  Comments about Slider Straps Dual Shoulder Strap:

                  If you want to wrestle with it for an hour or so you might get it to fit. But it will still be a tangled mess.
                  It won't work on guitars that have a deep body. Acoustic guitars or Jazz guitars. It means the strap won't go over the lower bout......oh they forgot to mention that.
                  Couldn't even untangle it to put it on.
                  Cheaply made with inferior materials.
                  It's of no value if you throw it in the corner because it just doesn't work.
                  The cheesy pictures should have been enough warning. My bad.

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