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D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad   

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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 sho...Read More

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      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.

      Gel comfort for guitar players.


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      D'Addario Planet WavesGel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad
       
      4.6

      (based on 28 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (22)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      94%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (13)
      • Functional (13)
      • Good quality (12)
      • Comfortable (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (8)
      • Concerts (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (8), Novice (4)

      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

      Excellent product that does what it's supposed to.

      By Lommax

      from Stonewall, LA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

        Since putting this on my guitar strap, the pressure on my shoulder and neck area from my bass has been negligible. I can certainly tell if the pad is out of position. I would recommend this to anyone that has a heavy guitar or bass and has a standard 2" strap.

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        5.0

        Works perfectly

        By RangerMark

        from Seattle

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

            This did exactly what was needed... to distribute the load of my heavy J-Bass. After becoming accustomed to a hollow-body bass, I was surprised at how heavy my new Jazz Bass felt. And after an hour or so of playing, the strap was beginning to chafe. This pad solved the problem, and fit perfectly around my 2-1/2" suede strap. It's stable, feels good, looks good, and is well made. Great product.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Recording Comfortably !!!

            By Fully

            from B

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            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Recording

              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

              Not everyone wears a guitar slung low when they record. I, for one, prefer to wear my guitar at a higher position. It helps make my playing easier and more accurate when I am sitting and recording my parts. The Gel Guitar Strap Should Pad provides the comfort I need when I record my guitar or bass tracks. It's affordable, and it does its job well.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works great on TUMI sling bags too!

              By Ealfaro1

              from Laguna Beach, CA

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                  I'm a pro photographer who was looking for a cushioned pad to use on my camera-laden TUMI sling bag. I discovered the Gel Guitar Pad figuring the bass players of the world had the same problem of carrying a heavy weight over their shoulder. I couldn't be happier with the weight distribution of the Gel Pad made possible by the thickness of the gel pads plus the length of the strap. This product is built to last with ballistic nylon used as the casing.

                  It's about at 5-second installation with the stitched-in Velcro strips. You can't go wrong with this terrific shoulder-pain relieving product.

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                  5.0

                  Gel strap eases disc pressure

                  By Larry

                  from Farmington MI

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • This Strap Adds Comfort

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                      Found a practical guitar strap pad that helps ease stress on my pesky neck disc. I play long sets with few breaks. So this product is perfect for me.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Comfortable strap pad

                      By MartyC

                      from St. Louis, MO

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                          I wanted a pad to make a standard 2" nylon strap more comfortable. This pad is very comfortable and can be rotated between multiple straps. The only potential negative is that it does add some weight, but that is the nature of gel padding.

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                          5.0

                          Strap Doesn't Cut My Neck Anymore!

                          By kray

                          from USA

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                          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                          I bought this to put on a special nylon strap that I wanted to keep even though it was cutting into my neck. This helped with the neck cutting a hundred percent. The pad is a lot heavier than the strap so the pad may move around if you do not secure it tightly to the strap.

                          If you are getting this to help with a heavy guitar I'm not sure it will help much if your guitar is super heavy. I would look for a specialized strap like Comfort Strapp, which is much softer. I use a Comfort Strapp with all of my electrics, even the ones that aren't heavy.

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                          5.0

                          Strap pad

                          By Steve

                          from STV, AZ

                          About Me Novice

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

                            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                            nice padding.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Good quality pad

                            By Dan

                            from Berthoud, CO

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Gel Guitar Strap Shoulder Pad:

                            Very comfortable. It definitely helps my shoulder from feeling pain after playing for awhile. It's almost as if your guitar got lighter after putting this on. I highly recommend this.

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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 D'Addario 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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