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Old 12-04-2019, 08:55 PM
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Every guitar and the mandolin each have their own strap. The more expensive guitars have leather and the rest have cloth.

At jams I use the strap if sitting or standing.
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Old 12-04-2019, 10:19 PM
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Nope, not me. I use a NeckUp. I have several straps, but since I took up playing fingerstyle, and use a stool or chair, the NeckUp is my tool of choice. I still use a strap with my Strat, but that's just for recording purposes, as I only use an acoustic when playing out.

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Ditto for me on the Neckup for my acoustics.
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Old 12-04-2019, 11:04 PM
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Just curious what the pros and cons are and if their even needed for most.
I do, but I sit on a tall stool so it becomes almost necessary.
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:13 AM
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Not while seated. (I do with my electrics though but that's only because the strap is always attached to these guitars).
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:25 AM
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There is no downside to using a strap. I use it standing and seated. I also play with the guitar on my left leg when seated. It puts the guitar in almost the same position as standing.
This. I rarely play seated, but when I do I'd like it to feel the same.
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:35 AM
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Same here. Strap stays on guitar, and is put on as part of taking guitar out of case.
Yep, me too - always. I like the neck at about 45 degrees and the same position when standing. I'll add that I only use suede straps that don't slide down off my shoulder.
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:09 AM
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Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't use a strap while seated. Depends on the guitar and the chair. The strap is a great option though and works better for me than the Neck Up - at least for now.

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Old 12-05-2019, 10:28 AM
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Yes. Always.
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:01 AM
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Strap always whether guitar or mandolin. I am a hobby player and have massive sleep apnea. It is not at all unusual for me to fall asleep between the chorus and bridge, only to pick up again when I wake up 15 minutes later. Saves a lot of money or repair bills for dropped insturments. Needless to say I also never drive a car any more. sigh.

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Old 12-05-2019, 11:34 AM
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I have more belly than lap so I always use a strap. Also my most comfortable playing position is kinda half sitting on a barstool so that makes the strap necessary. All of my guitars have a designated strap that stays on the guitar all the time.
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:23 PM
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Never when I'm seated.
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