Protip: Always Buy Well Hung Straps! (now With More Pics & Clips!)

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  1. slowhand84

    slowhand84 Well-Known Member

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    I am not ashamed to admit that I love @tvvoodoo straps so much that I often buy one I really like even if I don't happen to have a specific guitar in mind to use with it.

    I really loved the Matrika series (had a blue and a red one), so when this orange-y one came up for a good price I decided to grab it.

    Recently I realized that the all-flame koa custom strat that I love so much doesn't have a dedicated strap, so I went through my WH straps and remembered this orange Matrika that in my opinion looks like it was made for it.

    Few pics below, and the moral of the story is always buy Well Hung straps :)

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    slowhand84 Well-Known Member

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    Stayin' Well-Hung bump
     
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    nomadh Well-Known Member

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    And that was just luck to match that well?
    Wow
     
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    slowhand84 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's why I decided to make the post, amazing how well it matched. I bought the strap long before the guitar (maybe 1.5 years before?) and didn't have anything "orange-y" enough guitar wise to match, but I just matched these up and realized it's perfect!

    This one was a little more planned:

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    tvvoodoo Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    Hot Damn! You have an eye for matches, I'll tell you what. Seriously - thank you for the little showcase/shout-out, those are both seriously to-die-for instruments I'm proud
    to see my wares associated with. The fact that they look nice is a secondary benefit you know, the comfort of my straps is unparalleled, I keep hearing it again and
    again in my reverb feedback from folks unattached to this forum, many who I believe are longtime players. If you were to say, post your PRO-Tip this into another forum
    where I'm not so well known or appreciated such as MLP, TGP, or TDPRI or Strat-Talk, etc. well, I'd maybe have to find a way to reward you somehow. ;)

    Would you mind if I borrow these photos for the tiny little subreddit I am maintaining? https://www.reddit.com/r/guitarstrapporn/
    or, of course, I welcome you and all others (and any glamour guitar/strap shots) to subscribe and add them yourself. Have a whole seven dedicated members so far LOL!
    The sub is not only for Well-Hung guitar straps, I welcome any applicable guitar/strap/glamour-ish shots.

    There is maybe a little sad news on the StrapLab front, though I'm trying to be upbeat about it. Made a go of it semi full time six/seven months, but well, I won't be able to
    continue in that direction, as I have accepted a job offer to do something else, which I know I will love much less, but it's plain about providing for my family, putting kids through
    school etc. I'll still be making 'cause it will help keep me sane, creative outlet etc.... but the rate of production will reduce significantly.

    All those who have purchased, and continue to watch for their next strap, I remain SO appreciative.
    Having a hard time finding words - getting a bit misty typing this, my brothers, but from my heart, thank you.
    AGF is where it started for me, and remains my home base 100%

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    slowhand84 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Brad, thanks for the kind words man. Always an absolute pleasure supporting your art! Happy to throw it up on TGP, just gonna check with the mods to make sure I do things the right way and don't step on any toes.

    I would be honored for you to use my photos wherever you like, but if that's the case I'm going to ask my fiance (who is actually a legit photographer) to snap some pics so you have better than these crappy cell photos to work with.

    It is VERY difficult to do stuff like what you're doing full time, but there ain't nothing wrong with a day job to pay the bills and keep you enjoying your passions. Hell, it's what I do to be able to stay Well Hung!
     
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    Not to take away from the well-hungness of this thread, but what guitar is that!?!

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    Truly killer straps. I have about 10 so far.
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    slowhand84 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful! I have this exact one too, one of the first ones I ever bought.

    It’s a fun little Warmoth custom strat I grabbed from GC for a stupid price. Chambered ash body, denim flame maple top, nice fat Birdseye maple neck with abalone dots. Came with Duncan Malmsteen pickups but I didn’t like em so I sold em and swapped in a set of Bareknuckle Sinners.

    https://www.aguitarforum.com/threads/ngd-gc-strat-fail-turned-epic-win-now-with-clip.97026/

    While we’re on this topic, here’s a little jam I recorded with this Warmoth today (back track not written by me):

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    Those matrikas are awesome. I almost bought one, but it wasn’t a great fit. Now you tell me that I should have bought it anyway and then found a matching guitar. Genius!!!
     
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    Still a few in the Reverb store, I'm jus' sayin' :whistle:
     
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    The last three WH straps I bought haven’t even arrived yet. I can’t rationalize placing another order this soon to myself so there is no chance of explaining it to my wife! :D
     
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    slowhand84 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! Still getting the hang of this whole recording thing, but caught some decent tones.
     
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    tvvoodoo Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    Yes I wanted to add the clip has some really tasteful phrasing and is about a minute too short
     
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    Both Brad and his straps are of impeccable quality. I bought one, then I could not resist the opportunity to invest in a whole bunch more of them. They are all married to their respective instruments.

    It's hard to describe how much better on every level Brad's Well Hung straps are than anything else you are likely to come across. Works of art. The striking looks you can clearly see in the pictures, but the feel has to be experienced.

    Brad's handiwork imparts some good mojo on all of my go-to instruments!
     
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    This is exactly it! @Manodano has the BEST explanation of Well-Hung straps!
     
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    Thanks man, still working on getting the hang of recording but hopefully will be posting more stuff in the future!

    These'll likely get compressed when I post them here but my fiance was kind enough to do a nice little photoshoot with a couple of my guitars and their respective WH straps, so adding a few more to this TvVoodoo appreciation thread :):

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    My package has cleared customs! My pictures won’t be as good but my guitars will be hung well!
     
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