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If you read the text below the YouTube clip you can see that the sax player (Greg Riley) is reported by the drummer in the band as sayings it's a "BG shoulder strap".

There's a BG shoulder strap shown here but interestingly it is worn over the other shoulder !

Rhys
 
I had a shoulder strap, before I could find a neck strap that was better suited to me. My first neck strap needed to be so tight to get the sax to my mouth, that I was being strangled by it, and it was constricting the blood flow through the sides of my neck! I tried a shoulder strap, but found the sax kep sliding down to my side.
I now have a NeoTech neck strap that I reduced the length of by unpicking the stiches, shortening appropriately and re-sewing.
 
I've been using a strap like that on my baritone for years. The one I have goes over the left shoulder and was made in Basistoke. The brand name is FX and model SR-50. The safety clip on the plastic hook broke off early doors and I have been using it with the hook open ever since, with no problems.

Jim.
 
I had a shoulder strap, before I could find a neck strap that was better suited to me. My first neck strap needed to be so tight to get the sax to my mouth, that I was being strangled by it, and it was constricting the blood flow through the sides of my neck! I tried a shoulder strap, but found the sax kep sliding down to my side.
I now have a NeoTech neck strap that I reduced the length of by unpicking the stiches, shortening appropriately and re-sewing.

Hi Mandy, seems like I may be suffering the same problems as yourself re the above! Have only just picked up the tenor sax so finding the balance of getting support for the sax and comfort and posture from the neck strap difficult, its become more of a problem now that I am practising more often and for longer, will have to look up a few of the alternatives and try them out.
 
If you read the text below the YouTube clip you can see that the sax player (Greg Riley) is reported by the drummer in the band as sayings it's a "BG shoulder strap".

There's a BG shoulder strap shown here but interestingly it is worn over the other shoulder !

Rhys

That's because these can be worn both ways - left or right shoulder, it doesn't really matter.
Got one myself and I'm quite happy with it - the sax isn't as stable as with a harness and it feels a bit strange initially - the benefits of using a BG shoulder sling are: no neck pain (you get these using neck slings) no tingling sensations in your arms/fingers (I get this sometimes using harnesses).
 
Hey Les,
I agree about the Cebulla, I've gotten one for the tenor and it is well worth the (substantial) investment. The best I've ever seen. I'd like to gey one for my bari, but I guess I'll have to save up for that one......In the mean time this works for me---I leave the Cebulla on and put the bari strap over it. This allows the cebulla's big padding to also pad my skimpy bari strap. Frank
 
I am looking at the selection of BG shoulder straps at Pro Winds but there isn't an option to select for tenor or bari? Is it one size fits all? The bassoon player that sits next to me in rehearsal mentioned something about a lap strap? I am using a harness at the moment for the bari and the rehearsals are running 2.5-3 hours long - my neck and upper back is killing me by the end and am hoping that this shoulder strap might be better... ??? *fingers crossed*
 
I have been on a medical hiatus from the Cafe for the past few months - I'm a little slower than usual ;)

Have just placed the order for a medium (for alto/tenor) and the bari deluxe. Can't wait to get them on my neck :)
 

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