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    I am wanting to gte a good strap for my mt. I did some searches and didn't turn up too much. The stores I checked out didn't seem to have very much.What should I get and where shoud I get it? Thanks in advance!

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    I'm quite pleased with my Bailey straps. I have two of them.

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    i use a broken B@njo strap i found in the junk bin at elderlys. got it for $2

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    I like and use straps from Longhollow Leather ... on the internet ...I have no connection other than as a customer...
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    Longhollow Leather for me as well. Very nice and comfy.
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    I just realized I put this in the wrong section. Maybe one of the moderators could move it to equipment?

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    I've been real happy with my El Dorado strap. It has a nice width and doesn't move around much. Also looks mighty fine on my mandolin.
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    We have the Jim Avery braided straps on our mandos. Nice braided straps. Got mine at Bean Blossom from him. He goes to IBMA too. Elderly has them for $40. I think FQ still has some for $50.
    Great strap.

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    I am very pleased with my Bailey strap. Nice custom strap made to match color of mandolin.

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    Another endorsement for "The Bailey"...of my eight acoustic mandolins only one doesn't have a Bailey...
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    I like the Long Hollow braided softy. I've never had it become uncomfortable or dig into my shoulder after playing all night.
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    Leather boot lace here for my F5. Hangmans noose at either end. I love the subtlety of the boot lace. I also personally find it comfortable to play too.

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    I wasn't familiar with the Bailey so I googled it.

    for you to look at:

    http://www.thebaileystrap.com/

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    Jim Avery Strap
    http://www.elderly.com/accessories/i...MS-XXL-BRN.htm

    El Dorado mandolin strap
    http://elderly.com/accessories/items/ELMA.htm

    Long Hollow strap
    http://www.finecases.com/browse....56.html

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    Second the bootlace, only I take a pair and braid the part that goes over the shoulder with noose-knots on each end.
    Makes a functional, good looking strap for about $3.00.
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    there Ya go: buy one , or make it yourself.

    I like the cotton belt one I had a nice girl at a crafts booth
    at the local outdoor Saturday Market made for me.
    hand woven on a simple belt loom.



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    I picked up a couple of the Collings straps from Elderly. They're nice and comfortable and look good. I'm not one for the thin rope-type straps.

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    Dog Leash, Hartz Mountain, $5.00, snip off the clip (put your keys on it). Poke a hole in the clip end not too big, loop the "handle" around the scroll. It helps the "Bark!"
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    Again I gotta mention the great Sully's Straps. I've got three.




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    I purchased a "Baily" about a year ago, looks great and very functional. I like it a lot, and have had quite a few favorable comments.

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    We bought a bunch of the "Dude's" when they were offered. Great straps!
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    Leather boot laces with hangman's nooses do make good straps. Mandolins are light, so something skinny is enough. I do like these little Morgan Monroe straps: <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/Braided-Mandolin-Strap-Black_W0QQitemZ130221250581QQihZ003QQcategoryZ1017 9QQssPageNameZWDV
    WQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/Braided....iewItem</a> It's the best thing they make. Black, braided, neat, and I can leave them on the mandolin in the case.

    The flat-braided ones are even nicer and still fit in the case: <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/Flatwound-Leather-Mandolin-Strap-Black_W0QQitemZ130221766320QQihZ003QQcategoryZ1017 9QQssPa
    geNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/Flatwou....iewItem</a>

    The problem with the bull-whip type strap is that I don't find them more comfortable, really, and sometimes they don't fit in the case without removing them.

    It can be nice to have a suede strap that doesn't slip, but if one uses a vocal mic for mandolin solos and needs to slide the mandolin up near the face, a slippery strap can be more useful.

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    I just use a guitar strap. It works fine.

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    I own two "Sully's Straps," and bought two more as gifts for family members. Pat Sullivan is the best. Take a close look at his vintage straps.
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