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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 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.

The ultimate in comfort.

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
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (7)
  • Functional (5)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
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5.0

I would buy this productagain.

By Catxrod

from Plano, TX

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibson Fatboy Leather Strap with Memory Foam Pad:

    I really like the comfort - I am looking for one for my Strat - Just not Gibson. This one if for my Gibson Les Paul.

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    5.0

    Tears of Joy

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    By Drumbo Thunder

    from USA

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    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Looks great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Ultimate Gift

      Comments about Gibson Fatboy Leather Strap with Memory Foam Pad:

      I purchased the Fat Boy (in Black) for my guitar player who suffers back problems. As a professional, I rely on him and cherish his contributions to our trio. His health and comfort are my primary concern, not to mention almost 30 years of friendship. This was the perfect gift, bringing tears of joy. He claims he's never owed such a high end strap, opting instead to spend his earnings for amps, cabinets, effects and those one-of-a-kind guitars (that deserve a top-of-the-line strap). The prominent Gibson logo was my only hesitation since Fender, Schecter, Gretch and PRS are his go-to axes, but that's a minor concern that is more than compensated for with the quality and comfort of this memory foam and fine leather piece of gear. There's plenty of room to have a quality leatherworker tool his initials to make it even more special.

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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

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        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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            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

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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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