Little dude, big bass, need strap, help

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  1. dj0ntCosmos

    dj0ntCosmos i'm sarcastic a lot

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    Hi! I'm a pretty small dude (5'4, 115lbs)** and I play bass. A couple of my basses (4 string LTD Phoenix and 4 string EBMM Stingray) have DiMarzio ClipLocks, and for the most part I've been content enough with them. However, even with the straps adjusted to their shortest, the basses end up a below my abdomen.
    I'm looking for a strap for one bass in particular. My Ibanez BTB675M. The BTB is a little heavier than my 'Ray, so I'm looking for a strap wide enough to help with weight / back pain, and short enough so I can have it resting around my mid/upper abdomen. Hopefully the axe's giant horn doesn't dig into my chest and kill me during a set lol (I'll be getting a Bongo 5 soon enough). I'd prefer something not leather, but all suggestions are welcome.
    Thank you in advance!

    **my penis, however, is still rather large
     
  2. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    You need one of these, then!

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  3. RV350ALSCYTHE

    RV350ALSCYTHE SS.org Regular

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    The Betty - MONO

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    Good wide padded straps. They are available in different lengths as well.
    I have one and find it helps tremendously with heavy guitars/basses.

    In the late 90's a friend had a wide strap with an air pump on it.
    It inflated very much the same as the old Pump Shoes. It fills an air bladder within the strap as extra cushion.
    I couldn't find any links/pics of it.

    Edit: Found this as well...
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/neotech-mega-bass-strap

    4" Wide
     

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