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I Googled it and you seem to be right. I could only find distributors in Europe and Australia, which does seem odd. I suppose if the worst came to ther worst you could order one from abroad. They are brilliant straps.
 

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I'm certain that I've seen them listed on wwbw.com, but they're not categorized right. You might want to try calling their usually-helpful sales staff at 800-348-5003.

Otherwise, they're for sale on Saxquest.com. They used to be $35 + shipping but right now they're listed for an incredible $95. click here

They're also referenced on Weinermusic.com, but... click here.
 

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Their website does have a distributor list with 4 dealers in the US.

I've used that strap in the past on my alto. I really loved the unique design, functionality and look of it. After using the strap for a year or two, one day the jaws failed. Luckily I had a good grip on my horn so no problems there. Not sure if failures like that are common or not. But it freaked me out enough not to use them again.
 

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Well, yes of course I tried them. But I'm getting no reply via e-mail and there is no direct number for them:shock:

Thanks though....
I'm not sure I understand your dilemma. :? The web site address quoted in your post contains a "To Order" option which seems to allow you to direct order the neck strap via credit card or PayPal---cost is listed at $62. Also offered is to download an order form for a mail transaction.
 

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Rayburn's in boston was carrying them for awhile. They won't have them on their catalog, but, you should call them. They could probably sell one over the phone.
 

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MESax said:
Their website does have a distributor list with 4 dealers in the US.

I've used that strap in the past on my alto. I really loved the unique design, functionality and look of it. After using the strap for a year or two, one day the jaws failed. Luckily I had a good grip on my horn so no problems there. Not sure if failures like that are common or not. But it freaked me out enough not to use them again.
I know another player who has a similar experience. I have 2 dejaques straps and I love them. These stories are in the back of mind though.
 

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Someone on this board commented that the Planet Waves straps are like a "poor man's DeJacque's"

I have a Planet Waves & am very happy with it...BUT...I believe these can be difficult to find as well! Best of luck to you.
 

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Thanks people. Just got an e-mail from the DeJacques website finally. They are only selling through the site and a couple dealers. Didn't want to post a payment until I knew it was legit. She said the Bari strap is 2 inches longer and alot of people prefer that one for tenor. Will be ordering after this post. Thanks again.....By the way, I've had a couple dejacques straps break on me right at the 2 pins that hold the horn. Still take my chances. Can't anyone out there make a cool looking strap without the bells and whistles that's simple and effective?? There's tons out there, but there's always something strange about them.....

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If your playing tenor. Ligaphone straps with the thick terry cloth neck pad, cord style strap with cork screw hook. Last forever and nothing mechanical to break.

For me this is the best tenor neck strap period. I like the Oleg to, but it isn't as comfy as a Ligaphone.

I'd never play a strap that put one of my horns at risk from a fall.
 

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MESax said:
I've used that strap in the past on my alto. I really loved the unique design, functionality and look of it. After using the strap for a year or two, one day the jaws failed. Luckily I had a good grip on my horn so no problems there. Not sure if failures like that are common or not. But it freaked me out enough not to use them again.

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I know another player who has a similar experience. I have 2 dejaques straps and I love them. These stories are in the back of mind though.
Well, I suffered through TWO breakages, one time I caught my horn, the next time, I was not so lucky, dented & bashed a Mark V1 Tenor, and to add insult to injury, the Dejaques people wouldn't even honor their own warranty....

Very troubling, and very frustrating too, cause I loved their design, & how they are light, stylish, and (thought) they worked well.....

Now, I have no favorite, and honestly, a bit shocked they can charge $95 for a potentially hazardous product.....
 
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