I'm no longer cool. I can't hang like Jimmy Page, nor Slash, and certainly not like Steve Clark (Def Leppard). Sigh... I've committed to it. It is a done-deal. I've snipped it off. Talkin' 'bout straps, people. My nice, soft and supple bison strap from Lakota Leathers has born the brunt of it, and gone from a 53" to a 47". I hang more like George Harrison maybe, not like John Lennon so much, but I have committed to a higher-strapped guitar. Easier on the wrists, and I do in fact stand up straighter when I play. This all came about because I missed playing standing up, and loved this strap, so I had to acknowledge my playing style once and for all, after 30+ years. I just can't hang it low and cool. I've been hovering around 71 1/2" in height for years. I am now at 70 3/4". Sigh. I can hear the groupies leaving the building as I type this... Sigh.