How's It Hangin'?

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  1. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    Go get your measuring tape, this will be a fun one.

    I like the idea of fixed-length guitar straps. Always have. For what should be obvious reasons, fixed-length straps are hard to find unless you place a custom-order with a willing manufacturer.

    One of the things I'd like to do before I leave Europe is have a custom guitar strap made in the Louie Vuitton Custom Shop in Paris. Dave Navarro famously had a fake that got him some attention. I want the real thing. It will be, as you may have already surmised, fixed length.

    I started planning for this project a few years ago and lost track of it. I thought today might be a good day to revive it and recall taking out all the straps I've got set-up for regular-shaped PRS guitars and measuring them from center-to-center of the strap-button holes. The measurement I recall was 51 inches (129.5cm). I thought that my tastes may have changed in the years that have passed so I just set a variable length strap exactly where I wanted it and measured again. Sure enough, 51 inches.

    While 51 inches might be ideal for me, it might hang too low for someone who is 5-foot-6; unless s/he likes to play with straight-arms wayyy down (think Krist Novoselic). Then again, it might hang too high for someone who is 6-foot-6; unless s/he plays like Paul Jackson, Jr.

    It begs the question: How do we compare?

    Answer: Bust out your tape measure, take the center-to-center measurement of your perfectly dialed-in guitar-strap (for a standard-shaped PRS), and divide it by your height. Show your number as a decimal. The higher the number, the lower you're hangin'.

    .70 <---Hans
     
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  2. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    I’ll measure later... I was in the pool.
     
  3. Birdsofprey

    Birdsofprey Fly birdies fly!

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    Interesting.... .71
     
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  4. Birdsofprey

    Birdsofprey Fly birdies fly!

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    As of now I'm an average hanger just saying.
     
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  5. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    54/72 = .75


    Using old Schaller locking.


    Edit: I was just FaceTiming with Hans. I play mostly SCs and LPs.
     
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  6. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    50.75/70 = .725
     
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  7. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    Math before coffee?
    Are you out of your mind?

    I'll do it after I wake up.
     
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  8. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    0.678 what?
     
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  9. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    i think inseam or sleeve length should factor in.
     
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  10. Mark Ray

    Mark Ray New Member

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    Is long & strong a proper answer?
     
  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    52.75 / 75 = .7033
     
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    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Apparently the rest of the forum plays sitting down :rolleyes:
     
  13. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    OK.
    I'm awake now.

    PRS and EBMM - .727

    (The Gibson straps would be longer due to strap button location
    but the guitar would effectively hang at the same height on me.)
     
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  14. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    Wait. I just reread. You said height, not length. I'll be right back...
     
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  15. Davey

    Davey TV remote CEO

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    53/72= .736

    Factory PRS buttons
     
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    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    Wow. This is some craziness. I measured the six straps I have out on guitars, and regardless of guitar, they were all within 1/4" of each other. What makes this really interesting is the type of guitars I have out, and I feel comfortable with how they all hang:

    1) PRS SC HB
    2) Fender Strat
    3) Taylor Solidbody (singlecut)
    4) Tyler Les Paul
    5) Scero Baritone
    And the kicker: 6) T parlour acoustic!

    Hand positions and arm positions are different across the group, but the strap stays the same. I guess I could order up some custom length straps and be total happy. Who knew?
     
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  17. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    51/72 = .7083
     
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  18. Wakester

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    Depends on what I'm playing with;

    A55E = .70. 48/68
    SE CU24 = .63. 43/68
    SE245 = .66. 45/68
    GSR200 Bass = .64. 44/68

    That is, according to my drivers license anyway.
     
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  19. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    And what’s your number?

     
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  20. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    The actual number, or what I tell the Mrs? :confused:
     

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