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What's NEW in the Well-Hung Guitar StrapLab

Discussion in 'Dealer Emporium' started by TVvoodoo, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. TVvoodoo

    TVvoodoo Mad Strappier Dealer

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    completed this one for a CGF brother last night. Lucky dog! Stuck it on one of my teles for a quick glamour pic.

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  2. TVvoodoo

    TVvoodoo Mad Strappier Dealer

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    This morning I went through my inventory, and listed a bunch of straps I had either kept aside for guitar stores, or whatnot,
    or pulled off reverb for some reason then didn't relist, plus at least one that just plain got piled on top of with new ones so I forgot about it.

    This afternoon I was feeling a bit sporty, so I tackled a couple of No Prisoners straps I had set aside to do some thinking on.
    Meet "Godzilla", and "Night Surfer" born this afternoon in the Well-Hung StrapLab Studio. Cool one of a kinders, look great and super functional.

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    Godzilla has dozens and dozens of the brassy armour plates that flex, kind of like the old vox style strap, but these plates are bigger and look rather Asian, plus... a MONSTER double toothed roller buckle ( I crafted it so it stays away from your guitar). Night surfer features a robins egg blue leather belt with I dunno how many nickel grommets, a lot, sewn to a black leather 3" wide body. The Night surfer strap turquoise bit has been honestly worn in it's former life as a belt, you can see the finish checking going on where it sits on your shoulder. In a world of good mojo / bad mojo, this is fantastic mojo!

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    Both padded out generously, with honest strong harness leather ends watch for them on Reverb in coming days, or go see what the hell else I put up this morning LOL!

    Original one-of-a-kinders here, not repeated a few thousand times.
     
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  3. TVvoodoo

    TVvoodoo Mad Strappier Dealer

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    Mentioned my revolutionary "Anti-Gravity" strap a little ways above. This is a new thing for me, inspired by a material I discovered at an undisclosed location. The test pilot is a Well-Hung owner of a couple other straps on another guitar forum, he figured give one a try, let me know what he thought. Based on his review, I think maybe, but not real sure.

    Short review of the WELL-HUNG Anti-Gravity strap.

    What? What? What are you talking about?

    Yes i possess one. The time space convergence has taken care of everything, oh what a wide strap it is. Come and join the review. Pictures that give pleasure to your eyes are below. When you are anti-gravity, everything is below. I'm going to give away a few theories on how this works, where the materials come from, where the future leads, and why you need to wear this for your next recording session.

    First my theory on how this works: The idea was stolen from aliens. Maybe. You decide if these photos appear to be related, no photoshop was harmed in the making of these pictures. Now stare at this picture.
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    Second theory is is a well thought out elastic accordion simulator, which brings us to the materials. Check it out. Man-made? You decide. Texture is not of this world, maybe Canada's tar fields, or 3M's long forgotten suspender division.

    Did i say how this even works yet? It works great, gives a feel of having a B-bender, yet not too wide but grippy. Seriously, it makes the guitar feel lighter yet it does not bounce, i need to try it on a few 10lb guitars. On a Tele it's great. Just a bit wider than a common store strap yet not real wide that you need a winter coat to blend in. I don't wear white shirts so your mileage may vary if this rubs off or not, i don't think it will. Ingenious criss-cross pattern it you ask me. This you may not even believe, my guitar has more harmonics on 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th frets than it ever had before, effortlessly too, I just don't know where they came from. Order now and get a free sample of our weight loss anti-gravity shampoo, supplies are limited but you knew that.

    Before we get to the future of your music career and all that, you must understand, straps have more than one use, use your imagination, go ahead, call it a bug, a feature, undocumented. Put those feelings into words on your next single. ...Just remember, it's the equipment, not you.

    Well, i gotta go, weird shit happening now.

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    Sorry, reviewer seems a bit "out there", so this is mostly placed here for the entertainment value. I do not offer free weight loss shampoo samples. Not anything you'd want in your hair, that's for sure. To affirm... this here sciency experimental (heavy on the mental) Well-Hung guitar strap is technically NOT anti-gravity. You will not be required to tie your leg to a heavy stage monitor, file a flight plan or wear a safety para-pack or anything. But, as far as defeating neck dive? In eight or nine years of building straps, often with a specific mission to counter a heavy headstock for clients? Well, this strap is the best thing I've come up with yet to address that issue. It just works, looks ai'ght, and they are comfy too.

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    Several are now tethered to the launch pad of my reverb store awaiting new owners

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    Above, a new photo came in recently... one Charles Huhn sportin' a silver python Dragon-eye strap, on a sweet vintage goldtop. Chuck is most currently of Foghat fame, but rock guitar fans in the know may recognize his many, many years of big stage axemanship and vocal service with several high profile names. Could we say he is now Well-Huhn?
     
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  4. TVvoodoo

    TVvoodoo Mad Strappier Dealer

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    Working on another mountain strap... about 6 hours in now.... all the tappetytap toolings are done, now I am literally dyeing.
    I don't actually know how many hours for these, but certainly eleven or twelve.

    The original Allman Mountain strap was red and black mostly - it faded over time due to due to poor quality pigments of way back when. As it stands now, it is sitting begind glass in some hard rock cafe in Australia I believe, hard to find pics, but as far as I know it faded to almost to a light brown, and dark brown. I read once that it sold for somewhere around $90,000 at Christies Auction, back over ten years ago. Crazy!

    As the red on the original faded, it turned orange and yellow through the years, ending up in a tan colour, similar to naked veg tan like you see below. So I kind of aim for red, but I also am trying for a gradient cherryburst effect, some oranges through yellows. Gradient dyeing is not my forte... getting better with each one, learning. For this particular strap, which is going to an Edmonton Guitar store, my aim is end up with a lighter, more yellowy/orange CSB to dark red on the sides.

    We start with yella

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    The I move on the the red starting from the edges then working inwards

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    This looks a little blotchier than I would like to show, but once I get the black fill in, it will make more sense, look better... I hope!

    Next I take some red dye, and drip a couple drops of black in it, and go over the very edges one more time with the darker dye.
    Whoops! A bit over-exuberant with the dye here on one of the end bits. Thankfully in the final product, that part is not in show - it folds under. phew!
    my heart would sink if this ended up blotched in the middle of the strap. There are no takesie-backsies on this sort of thing.

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    Here is below under harder light from a lamp, magnifying the texture a bit. All that distressed highly textured bit is the next part - it will be filled with black, once this dye dries overnight. This is my third crack at the Mountain strap - still consider myself a novice at all this, but like anything, the more of it you do, you are bound to benefit from the practice.

    Just starting to make a little more sense on the depth, shading tools, and how they work.... which I believe is much of the real art in leather tooling.
    I've been making guitar straps for almost a decade, mostly fabric and already finished leather which are easier to pad out, but I'm trying to develop skills at this as well. Hope to maybe branch off into rifle slings in a couple years a little bit too. Don't know if these sort of carved/tooled veg-tan straps are better or not, but they are a definitely an old school traditional sort of thing. If folks want 'em, it's good to be able to be able to make 'em.

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    Also, if anyone is into guitar shirts and stuff... I recently opened up a redbubble store...

    Maybe you want to own a Well-Hung Tee... Sorry I can't be giving them out right now... but you can pick one up in many colours, along with coffee mugs, clocks,
    all manner of crap LOL! Also, had an idea that I would give my design skills a bit of a test and undertake a series of designs celebrating mondegreens.

    You can figure out what a mondegreen is by looking at the below, if you don't know what one is.

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    if any of these interest you crack you up.... Please check out my redbubble bubble, where you can own any of the above designs on all kinds of junk fairly reasonably.
    Also, any cool ideas you might have, I am willing to consider, guitar things, community inside jokes whatever.

    The link is here: tvvoodoo: Top Selling All Departments
     
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  5. TVvoodoo

    TVvoodoo Mad Strappier Dealer

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    Well-Hung Mountain Strap replica #3 on it's way to Stang Guitars in the next few days

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  6. mittw

    mittw Gold Member

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    I've been Well-Hung for a couple months now. Never thought I would be this excited about a guitar strap! It's just beautiful....and do yourself a favor and get some of the well hung oversized pro pins. They are a must!. Thanks again and if you do decide to buy....don't lowball!!! This guy busts his butt to make the most beautiful strap possible. Pay the man! 20190610_134317.jpg
     
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  7. TVvoodoo

    TVvoodoo Mad Strappier Dealer

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    very kind, i treasure these kinds of customer reactions, guys who live with my straps for a bit, use the pro-pins as part of a system and grow to appreciate how they work together over time - - Ultimate security and comfort via simplicity. Thank you! Much appreciated.
     
  8. sambonee

    sambonee Gold Member

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    I save my only one (so far) for my bass. I am on my way to #2 soon hopefully. And Brad is a true craftsman. Loves his trade. Cant you tell?
     
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  9. TVvoodoo

    TVvoodoo Mad Strappier Dealer

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    Just throwing in some pics of a few recent custom order sets from the past few weeks.
    two Dragonhides flanking a "Dothraki" this turned out to be an ultra cool set.

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    His 'n Hers blues set for a tdpri fellow, turned out wonderful (ribbon on black leather), ...
    do it 'til we're Black and Blue

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    on the left below, had a guy commission a Well-Hung Unicorn! Just a plain ultra padded black leather strap.
    I only did it because he purchased the other two on the right, a Hendrix Gilmour "Excess of Exes" with the red Matrika.

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    Also working on a set of four for a new CGF friend, Jake down east, but can't quite finish until I get back, sorry!
    Had to close the Reverb storefront for a bit... big summer road trip planned for the next week and a bit... hope to be able
    to hit a leather store or two, pick up some new materials, etc.

    Will be checking forum messages here an elsewhere, but I don't think anyone can even communicate or look at the
    Well-Hung Guitar Accessories shop when it's in holiday mode. Too bad, you'd think reverb would at least let people browse.

    anyway hope to check in on my travels from time to time, leaving in about an hour happy Saturday everyone!
     
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  10. TVvoodoo

    TVvoodoo Mad Strappier Dealer

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    Some new things I've been picking away at...
    Few more Well-Hung No Prisoners style guitar straps went up today.

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    Quickdraw is a western Sheridan emboss, with gunmetal studs on luxurious "warm grey" chap leather cowhide I found on my holiday travels.

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    Exterminator is a grommeted "punk" belt (with a bit of built in mojo) on cowhide croc emboss,

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    "The B*stard" above is more of that "Brey" cowhide with super studded belt, flat studs in black attached.

    All these straps are serious heavy-duty stage ready pieces. NO "starter pack" stuff here. Heavy leather ends, ultra padded, 3" wide, rolled edges for comfort.
    Handmade by me, your forum brother with love. Many would agree the Well-Hung experience is well worth paying a little more for. Please review my feedbacks on reverb to find out more, or ask away via PMs

    Also... check out my own design jumbo strap buttons, and old school strap locks still available, made to order.
     
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  11. TVvoodoo

    TVvoodoo Mad Strappier Dealer

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    Few things going on in the Well-Hung StrapLab

    we got a custom RR style python strap, extra wide a custom for a member of TGP

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    started work on a new colour in my Bad Hombre series, this is the first one of the line

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    An Orange themed, black tolex strap, and a House Stark armored style strap for probably some broot7z lute player at the Renaissance Fair

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  12. TVvoodoo

    TVvoodoo Mad Strappier Dealer

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    New off the straplab bench, we got a "Joffrey Baratheon" wierd sicko boy-king commemorative strap

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    As well as "Drogo", (my wife and I recently just started watching the Game of Thrones series LOL, we are a bit behind the times as far as pop culture). NO SPOILERS!

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    Oh and below Dark Python below on my extra special special, which quickly sold to Jason G, a great Canadian friend and steady customer. He was able to grab it up first by "following" new updates to my reverb store

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  13. sambonee

    sambonee Gold Member

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    Who’s guitar is that sparkle beast? It’s awesome.
     
  14. TVvoodoo

    TVvoodoo Mad Strappier Dealer

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    Yeah, one time I badazzled a guitar. Hardly regret it. LOL! it was fun as hell, and was really cheap way to dress up a shit korean guitar (Lotus) that was boring me.

    went from this...

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    To this...

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    really hard to take good pics of unless they are out of focus. But video and hot lights it just screams sparklies in every direction. Wish I
    was back in a band and could put it on stage. Instead, it's just a strap model/conversation piece.
    Gems are a reversible mod. A blow dryer to heat up the glue, they all come off in minutes - but it's a pretty fun look. Not a bad guitar really.
    I put a set of GFS Dream 90's in it. It came with si[er microphonic fakey single coil buckers. The previous owner had yanked the front jack right out of
    the wood, so I repaired it by putting in the football in this way, and really it is so damn convenient and practical this way, I'd totally do it again.
    The cable just naturally goes back to where you loop it through the strap
     
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  15. sambonee

    sambonee Gold Member

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    Strap who uses straps these days? Lol. Duh?


    It looks great. I like the sparkles.
     

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