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Slider Straps Dual Shoulder Strap Black 

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Overview

  • Evenly distributes instrument's weight
  • Sturdy 2" nylon webbing with leather cross member
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $32.99
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    - $13.00
  • New Price:
    $1999

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      Slider Straps

      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.

      Features

      • 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
       
      3.4

      (based on 19 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (5)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      50%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

            • Reviewer Profile:
            • Experienced (6)

          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

          It Works If You Wear It Backwards

          By MTM

          from Belton, SC

          About Me Experienced

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            Cons

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                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. :)

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                      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 Albuquerque, NM

                      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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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Happy wife, happy life

                      By cody testroet

                      from Midwest

                      Comments about Slider Straps Dual Shoulder Strap:

                      Great strap for a person with any back issues
                      My wife plays bass for my band. Being 5' 3" and 120 lbs a bass is not conducive to her back. This strap has been awesome for her, no more pain, full range of motion, and looks decent too!
                      Strap ends could be a little beefier but they hold up well.
                      Great Price

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Not the right stuff

                      By zapkat

                      from Arizona deserts

                      Comments about Slider Straps Dual Shoulder Strap:

                      After a test run on my Jackson DKMG with turbo, I was verry disapointed with the Slider guitar shoulder strap. It dose everything they claim, but verry limiting, tried long adjustment, short adjustment, med.adjustment. The Slider g.s.s. transfers the load from uper back to lower back. For me that is out of the question. I will be returning the Slider g.s.s. to Musicians Friend asap.
                      The idea is sound but not for me.
                      When I opened the box today, I examined the Slider Shoulder Strap. The lether ends are very thin, with Dunlop strap locks I needed 3 washers befor the E-clip.
                      For the price it's ok. Just ok.

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