Accessories Strap for tenor

Lloyd

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I have a Neoprene strap that is OK for the alto but is only just long enough for my tenor (I'm 5'11" and not fat before I receive disparaging remarks!). I didn't think there was different sizes of Neoprene strap, unless somebody knows otherwise. Does anybody know of a good strap for my Walstein? There was a guy advertising straps on the old forum but can't seem to find him now.
 

TomMapfumo

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My top recommendation is the Rico padded strap - available at sax.co.uk and dawkes.co.uk - very comfy and available in Tenor/Baritone size, as well as Sop/Alto.

Kind regards
Tom:cool:
 
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Lloyd

Lloyd

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My top recommendation is the Rico padded strap - available at sax.co.uk and dawkes.co.uk - very comfy and available in Tenor/Baritone size, as well as Sop/Alto.

Kind regards
Tom:cool:
Thanks Tom,

I like the look of these, especially the metal hook. I've just ordered one from sax.co.uk.
 

Pee Dee

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Dorset
I have a Neoprene strap that is OK for the alto but is only just long enough for my tenor (I'm 5'11" and not fat before I receive disparaging remarks!). I didn't think there was different sizes of Neoprene strap, unless somebody knows otherwise. Does anybody know of a good strap for my Walstein? There was a guy advertising straps on the old forum but can't seem to find him now.
Had the same problem. I'm also 5'11'' and found the Neoprene a little short, so I added a couple of key rings to the ring on the sax, and now just right;}
 

dooce

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Had the same problem. I'm also 5'11'' and found the Neoprene a little short, so I added a couple of key rings to the ring on the sax, and now just right;}
If you can find one, try a Smooth Moose strap. Wood Wind & Reed in Cambridge do them. Fantastic range of adjustment, padded leather neck strap - best strap I've ever used.
 

Lockjaw

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Just a note to beware metal hooks - I had to replace the ring on my alto after my metal-hooked strap eventually wore through it. Not a big deal, but the raplacement made a nasty mess of the lacquer. Easily avoidable too.
 

Lockjaw

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Slightly different - but related - question.

I've always used an old-style strap, narrow leather with a belt-style buckle. Not easy to adjust, but you know it's spot on because it can't move. But now it's seriously cracked and I need to replace it before I drop a horn. I've tried several others, but they all have these sliding adjusters. For some reason they bother me somehow, I'm always fiddling with them to make sure it's right. And if it's not quite right, I can miss harmonics or low notes. Anyone know where I can get a strap with a proper buckle?
 

Kumimajava

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Oxford, UK
i might diverge from most here, but I started using a BG harness for the tenor back in the days when first made the witch from alto. Perhaps superfluous now (was way younger then :w00t: ) but still very comfortable & adjustable.
 

Moz

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North of Liskeard, Cornwall,UK
I use one of these



It's a Lebayle Be-bob Fusion comfort strap. I like it and it fits my saxello, alto and tenor very well.
I have one but prefer the neoprene one I got first. I don't trust the Lebayle adjustment or the fact that the string is very, very thin. I expect it's a perception thing but...thin things weak, fat things strong (and that makes me very, very strong indeed).

Martin
 

daveysaxboy

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I just got a Rico Padded tenor strap and it's great,very comfy and the hook is safe,i got a Planet Waves alto,soprano strap that's nigh on the same as the rico but with a leather neck piece also very nice but the Rico is a great sling.
 

Moz

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North of Liskeard, Cornwall,UK
I use one of these



It's a Lebayle Be-bob Fusion comfort strap. I like it and it fits my saxello, alto and tenor very well.
I have one of these but don't use it as I don't trust the skimpy 'string' that holds the sax. Also don't find it as comfortable as my neoprene strap -- which I use on a tenor without a problem; I am 5' 10.

Martin
 

Justin Chune

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The Athens of The North
I prefer the Neoprene sling for my tenor and it fits just fine. I have a selection of Selmer straps that work as well. There is also a string style sling, in my collection, that looks as if it were made in the 1920s that still works and I have no qualms about using it. The string shows no sign of wear at all. This one just isn't as comfortable as the others.

Jim.
 
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