Orange lovers, which strap do you have or recommend ?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by frdrc13, May 15, 2019.

  1. frdrc13

    frdrc13 Electromatic

    May 13, 2019
    Hi there,

    Can't find a cool strap matching my 6120EC.
    Tried Gretsch spaghetti straps wich I really like but I've been disapointed by the color when seing them in "flesh".
    First I thought the "natural" would have matched because the seller picture has and orange shade but ....
    So I sent it back and ordered the walnut one wich have a dark brown color on the photo and even if it matches the color of the headstock, it's better but not the perfect match ...

    So if you have ideas ....
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  2. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

    Feb 13, 2015
    I have a dark royal blue one for my EC, I think it's perfect. I'll see if I can dig up a picture somewhere.
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  3. lp_bruce

    lp_bruce Gretschie

    Apr 28, 2019
    Metro Detroit
    I generally use a black strap. I have several burst guitars which are primarily orange and I think it works pretty well. Of course, black goes with everything--which I see as a good thing.
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  4. Sabato

    Sabato Synchromatic

    Mar 22, 2019
    Mine is similar but it works for me (my OFLM has more red in it):
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  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I use a reddish brown Levy strap with my orange 3140. No metal bits to scar my guitar---or me.
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
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  6. ponca

    ponca Gretschie

    Nov 27, 2017
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  7. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    I use a dark blue or black Italia strap... I like them a little wider than the Gretsch type straps plus I don't like buckles or other hardware
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  8. Sabato

    Sabato Synchromatic

    Mar 22, 2019
    Brian uses this thin orange strap:
    Most photos show the black one:
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  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I like the 2nd one fine. Maybe get some good leather shoe polish in a brown hue you like?
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  10. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Black or this... che.jpg
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  11. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
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  12. Sabato

    Sabato Synchromatic

    Mar 22, 2019
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  13. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    I choose my straps to fit mainly my stage clothing.
    I would say I got a least 20 straps. From golden leather with cow-skin applications to reptile-leather with conchos, black leather with spikes and iron-crosses, chrome-coloured leather, black, brown, white embossed and jewelled leather, black leather with whitish snakeskin...
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  14. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Just black for the 6120's.
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  15. RocknRollShakeUp

    RocknRollShakeUp Synchromatic

    Jun 20, 2017
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  16. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    I think she's on 'Shameless' now :p
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  17. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Green compliments orange real well.
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  18. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

    Aug 14, 2011
    Iduuno ... Setzer’s suit seems to go well with that guitar, although I doubt he’ll let you cut it up for guitar straps. But maybe try a gray one?
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  19. frdrc13

    frdrc13 Electromatic

    May 13, 2019
    I'd like to see it, thanx.

    Buckle is too big for me but the strap itself looks really good.

    Yes that brown is not so bad and the leather polish idea is a lead.

    Let the orange roars !:D

    Yes I love black too, my favorite colour.

    I'm not a huge fan of buckles or hardware unless if it is small and discreet.

    Those are a pretty good match. As I tried a black Lock-it strap, I thought the black wouldn't be that good but a thinner one is not so bad afterall.


    That's a bunch of straps !

    Interesting. I'd like to see that

    Good statement.
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  20. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    I'm afraid buckles et al will scratch my expensive and beautiful guitars so no metal
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