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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:10 PM

Exactly the same thing happened to my Comfort Strapp two weeks ago. Fortunately grabbed the bass before it hit the ground. Still, pants :)
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Posted 06 April 2009 - 10:26 PM

An alternative to the Grolsch bottle rubber washers (and one I've used on a few guitars over the years) is to use the round disc string retainers as found on Fender basses instead of regular strap buttons. Makes it a PITA to take the strap off, but it does make "strap popping over the strap button" type accidents less likely.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 03:42 AM

View PostBeLow, on Mar 14 2009, 08:59 AM, said:

As an aside I found the label of mine recently and read it properly for the first time, with the comfort strap and just realised the two holes are not for adjustment but are supposed to be folded over to give two thicknesses of leather on the strap button - Dooooh!

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 04:45 PM

Hello all,

I've been in touch with Ped and he's happy for us to post a reply here.

GreeneKing (the OP) was contacted the same day by email apologising for the problem and a replacement was immediately sent out. Hopefully there have not been any similar problems since.

We welcome any comments about the Bass Collection Comfort Strap. This unfortunate incident is the only problem we're aware of regarding the structural performance of the strap (out of the hundreds sold), however the design has been modified and we believe the latest version is the most robust to date.

Clarky - can you clarify that your strap was a Comfort Strapp and not a Bass Collection strap? Many thanks.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 09:13 PM

I bought two very expensive 6 stringers (one fretted and one fretless) from the Bass Centre last year, very happy with them both. But I also bought two comfort straps at the same time, and exactly the same happened - the plastic thingys just snapped in half. Fortunately, I was sitting down on both occasions. The other problem was that if you play with your bass fairly high up, the adjustments are no good.

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Hello all,

I've been in touch with Ped and he's happy for us to post a reply here.

GreeneKing (the OP) was contacted the same day by email apologising for the problem and a replacement was immediately sent out. Hopefully there have not been any similar problems since.

We welcome any comments about the Bass Collection Comfort Strap. This unfortunate incident is the only problem we're aware of regarding the structural performance of the strap (out of the hundreds sold), however the design has been modified and we believe the latest version is the most robust to date.

Clarky - can you clarify that your strap was a Comfort Strapp and not a Bass Collection strap? Many thanks.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 09:21 PM

View PostThe_BassCentre, on Apr 20 2009, 05:45 PM, said:

Clarky - can you clarify that your strap was a Comfort Strapp and not a Bass Collection strap? Many thanks.

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I can clarify that it was definitely bought online from the Bass Centre. Chucked it away in disgust after it broke so can't prove it. Am certain it was a Comfort Strap rather than Bass Collection strap - your computer records should show this (my real name is Mark Clark). I bought it a couple of years ago.
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:00 AM

Thank you for the feedback - we'll talk to our manufacturer and see if there are further improvements that can be made.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:29 PM

I never trust plastic anymore, I had one break just by picking the bass up :|

I say get a good quality thick one, like this:
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They cost a lot, but you know your bass will be safe for life. And 'cause of the thickness of the strap, its not only more safe ,but more comfortable.
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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:10 PM

I bought one of these MONO straps and then when it arrived, I bought another.

They are the best made strap I've ever seen. The loops are anodised metal and not plastic and the whole is beautifully made and incredibly robust. I did a 2.5 hour gig on Friday and nearly 3 hours on Saturday with a 10.2lb Spector and didn't have any of the aches I get with a Comfort strapp.
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 02:16 PM

Thick leather strap. You have to work to get it on; no worries about it coming off.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:05 PM

View Posthopkinsgm, on Apr 6 2009, 11:26 PM, said:

An alternative to the Grolsch bottle rubber washers (and one I've used on a few guitars over the years) is to use the round disc string retainers as found on Fender basses instead of regular strap buttons. Makes it a PITA to take the strap off, but it does make "strap popping over the strap button" type accidents less likely.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 01:56 PM

The exact same thing happened to me with one of the plastic connectors snapping. I fixed that with a climbing carabiner (not ideal as the large chunk of metal digs into the shoulder and is likely to damage the body). Then a few months later, another of the plastic connectors snapped 3 days before I'm due to play a gig, leaving me with only my back up strap to use, which is too long for my liking.

The annoying thing is, I actually ordered the Comfort Strapp from their website, but they sent me their own version. However, having complained to them, they did send me free set of Warwick strap locks, which was nice.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 08:25 AM

I have one of these straps but the leather end pieces are too thin to my mind, even when fitted with straplocks they don't feel secure. I would never contemplate using one of these live.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 09:33 PM

I actually still have and use the thin crappy black nylon strap i got with my very first ever bass (a Squier P-Bass with a 15w amp and viper cable nearly 10 years ago!) on my Washburn with Grolsch washers.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 09:19 PM

View Posttedgilley, on Jun 14 2010, 03:16 PM, said:

Thick leather strap. You have to work to get it on; no worries about it coming off.

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I can second that. All my basses have leather straps and strap locks and not had problems with any of them. In fact one of my basses has a leather strap that I bought for a guitar in the late 70's, and i still going strong.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 08:34 AM

Same here. Thick, wide supple leather strap with Warwick Security Locks.

I would never use a strap made with webbing or plastic parts.

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 09:55 PM

Similar thing happened to me recently. I'm waiting for the warwick strap locks atm but last week the strap came off and my new thumb NT plummeted to the ground. Fortunatly my foot broke it's fall, though the bass broke my foot. :)
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Posted 10 December 2010 - 02:33 PM

Well the Bass Centre replaced mine too as it went the exact way as the strap in the pic of post no.1 I had to wait 5 weeks to receive a replacement, but I can confirm that the replacement one is of better quality as I've stretched it and stretched it by hand with all my strength before I even hung a bass on it and it didn't break.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 06:39 PM

Changed my Bass Collection straps (3off) to all leather ones I bought on holiday at Loch Ness. Little leather shop in InverMorrison on shores of bonnie Loch Ness right near where Nessie lives - LOL !!!!!

I found the Bass collection straps were comfy but a little short and I'm only 5'9' - they were the shorter versions too and didn't think they were very well built either.

Lucky enough for me I don't gig much at moment so less risk I guess.

Something I'll need to look at is strap locks but not sure where to start ?

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 03:40 PM

View Postdmccombe7, on Dec 21 2010, 06:39 PM, said:

Something I'll need to look at is strap locks but not sure where to start ?

Any advice there would be great.

I have a Warwick Thumb NT, Overwater Progress 6 string fretless, Fender Jazz.
Didn't your Thumb come with Schaller straplocks on? I use the Boston Schaller clones (they have two nuts on the strap bit so less prone to that bit coming off the strap). I get mine from Dangleberry Music - all my basses and guitars have them.
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Posted 22 December 2010 - 03:57 PM

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I actually still have and use the thin crappy black nylon strap i got with my very first ever bass (a Squier P-Bass with a 15w amp and viper cable nearly 10 years ago!) on my Washburn with Grolsch washers.

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Same here, without the washers. i only used it on my main bass for about a year and a half but its now on my Ibanez and still gets used at my gigs. Its lasted 4 years so far. It's too short though, but i only need that bass for about 4 songs so i can cope.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 04:58 PM

View Posttauzero, on Dec 22 2010, 03:40 PM, said:

Didn't your Thumb come with Schaller straplocks on? I use the Boston Schaller clones (they have two nuts on the strap bit so less prone to that bit coming off the strap). I get mine from Dangleberry Music - all my basses and guitars have them.


Its one of the early ones with EMG's circa 89 if I remember correctly and only had standard strap nuts at that time.
I think the schallers may have been an option but that long ago can't remember - its an age thing i guess.

I'll get a look at the Boston Schaller ones though so appreciate reply.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:22 PM

Dunno if it helps anyone but I used to use one of those car seatbelt cushions attached with velcro to my guitar strap. I got to keep my rock solid Levy's strap and it made it more comfortable for use over long periods. Might be worth a try if you're a bit dubious about 'comfort' straps.

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 10:51 PM

+1 on the Levy's straps! They're probably the cheapest around too which makes NO sense as they're clearly the best in the world! :)
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Posted 09 April 2011 - 10:59 PM

Cheap Levy's? Where :) Mine was 90! Cheap compared to my Moody Leathers strap in all fairness :)
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Posted 09 April 2011 - 11:36 PM

90? :) I got one of the plain heavy duty cotton/suede ones for a tenner!

It was this exact one - http://www.thomann.d...itarrengurt.htm :)

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 11:52 PM

I've got one of the leather ones, think it's the MS2 or something. It didn't cost ME anything though, the guitarist / ex bassist in the band i used to play with packed up music completely, and sold everything. Passed on the Moody strap to me for 30, found the box for it and has a price tag of 160 on it! Found another box with the Levy's in which turned up when he found out I'd had an unconditional offer from uni after an awesome audition. Completely free of charge. Box has 90 written on it. Bargain :)
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 11:16 AM

View Postchrismuzz, on 09 April 2011 - 11:36 PM, said:

£90? style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif I got one of the plain heavy duty cotton/suede ones for a tenner!

It was this exact one - http://www.thomann.d...itarrengurt.htm style_emoticons/default/smile.gif

I use a blonde one of those, goes well with my blonde Warwick. I think the 1st strap I ever got was a cheap Levys and now own a few on various guitars. Still got my first one, they've lasted for ages and for abot £12 you can't go wrong.

Halfords do seatbelt cushion pads that would fit guitar straps for about £2-3. Beats spending silly money on straps.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 12:15 PM

View Postwateroftyne, on 14 March 2009 - 08:25 AM, said:

Biiig wide all-leather & straplocks for me. None of this plastic nonsense!

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:31 PM

same thing happened to me, I put a temporary fix in with all i could find, which was a piece of red silk ribbon. A year later it is still there. I now realise that silk is of course extremely strong.
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