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Gus G guitar strap

Discussion in 'Firewind' started by dragonzrmetal, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. dragonzrmetal

    dragonzrmetal Member

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    Has anyone but Gus got one/ know where to get one? The original vendor is now defunct with no way to contact the guy that makes them; I found another place to buy them, but it would be hard, not to mention expensive, to ship because it comes from a foreign European country. I think the place I found might be the only place to get them and I don't know how many they have so I would be reluctant to share the website until I get one myself, lest the stock deplete.

    Point is, does anyone know a better place to get one, preferably in the UK or USA?

    I'm talking about the strap Gus is seen with here, with the cross.
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    This forum is dead isn't it.
     
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    Duuuude, this place is so dead it's not even funny.
    But yeh, the first one, with the cross, is pretty radical, and I'm sorry to say but I have no idea where to find it.
     
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    Pretty dead, huh?

    I can't remember where I found the top strap, but I guess I'll share it soon as I find it again. I seem to have lost the website, I think it was a Swedish music shop on one of these archived pages. Shame I can't find a cheaper way to buy it though. I'm going to buy one of the second strap instead. I've seen Zakk Wylde use that second one too.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20060427042532/http://www.strapsandstuff.com/menuframe.htm

    http://web.archive.org/web/20050206151122/http://strapsandstuff.com/swedishdistr.htm
     
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    K.F.D Heading For The Dawn

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    1- The straps from Red Monkey are custom made for Gus. They WILL NOT make you one just like it. (Custom straps from RMD run upwards of 300-600.

    2- The strap in your link is not the same strap Gus uses. The one Gus uses is a "croco" specialty leather with studs. Not eyelets.


    A friend of mine had a custom strap made by Matt Hotchkiss at http://flyingvleatheracc.com. He seems pretty happy with it and it didn't cost a fortune.

    I'm not affiliated with them, but I've seen their work on Facebook.
     
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    1- That's a shame. Well, money can buy everything, but I sure as hell don't want to spend as much as it would take to procure one.

    2- I see. I didn't even notice the difference. Still, I'm getting one. I've got the Ltd Gus 600 FR and it's really neck heavy, I figured a thick leather strap would stop it from neck diving.
     
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    K.F.D Heading For The Dawn

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    I hear ya.. I have 6 of the Gus Random star models and they are all neck heavy :/. Probably why the Rockart is my fave.

    It's still a cool strap nonetheless. Post pics when you get it!
     

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