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My strap that I've had for two years just broke (almost dropped my horn down the stairs), and I need a new one, but I can't decide whether to buy the Rico Strap or the Neotech "soft strap." So, which do you think would be the most comfortble? I play tenor by the way.

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Neotech is comfortable but I cannot stand having my tenor bounce around so much.
 

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Alright then, but which would be better the Rico strap or Neotech classic.

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It's a personal choice but I also had problems with the Neotech bouncing. And on long gigs the Neotech can be VERY hot.
 

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I have the Rico strap, and I like it quite alot.

The model I use the most is the one with the big cushion.

The funky hook design works well, and the horn does not bounce for me.

I also have 2 of the Brancher/Crescent/Bird (can't remember the name, but it's pictured below in another post) sax straps - at one time they were the most expensive neckstraps ever. Big support and secure deep, thick hook that never fell off my sax.

The Rico works great for me.

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I almost bought the Rico when I came across a BG Strap, whats everyones opinion on these?

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I havent used my Neotech for ages, I used to like it for comfort, but the stretch thing, and the fact it does not stay the same length was a turn off.

The padded leather "yoke" style one that came with my B&S horn is great...much better than the regular style ones. Dont know that its BG, but most of the other accesories are, so it probably is. Its also a great size in that its OK for tenor and alto use, which most of the other ones I've used over the years have struggled with (including the neotech)

The one I have is padded leather, with a string type harness (not the nylon webbing) and a sturdy plastic spring loaded clip, not a hook..

Sorry, the picture sucks, but its the best I can do at short notice:)
 

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I like the Neotech, but as mentioned, it can get warm.

But it's very comfortable when you're wearing a shirt without a collar, or if you're playing naked.
 

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I really like the Neotech Wick-It strap for alto. No bounce at all. The regular length doesn't go long enough for tenor. If I had the extra long length I'd use it on tenor too.






So, on Tenor I use the Brancher strap available from Sax Forte.



It's the anatomical version that I use on tenor.
 

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I have two Dejacques and love them. Recently I got a rico strap and, as people have said here before, it IS the poor man's Dejacques. Love it!
 

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Ive heard good things about the Planet Waves straps Dave has at Junkdude. I may be picking one or two up next time I go. I don't have any nice straps currently. Just the cheapos of the racks.
 

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De Jacques are great straps and I have 2 but I do worry about the clasp sometimes. I have heard stories of them failing. The first one I have I had for 15 years before the clasp just fell apart as i was opening it one day.

It is a comfy strap that never slips!!!!! The clasp is innovative but sort of worrisome.
 

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A BG came with my tenor. I think it's the "BG S10 alto/tenor Padded Strap".

It's comfy, the plastic snap-hook seems solid and doesn't scratch anything. I don't think about it much (if at all) which I think is probably a good recommendation. I've certainly no GAS to go out and buy something else.

Hope this helps,

Frank
 

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Me likes Lebayle be-bob strap. It's thin (Not thickness I mean width) and unobstuctive enough not to get in the way and still very comfy and well padded. It is long enough for both alto and tenor and does not give me neck ache even in extended playing although my vintage tenor weight a ton. Baritone weights just too much for that though at least for me. Felt like murder when I tried. Can't understand how somebody can play one without harness :)
 

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Another feature of the Neotech Wick-It Sax Strap is that it is made of an anti-microbial memory-foam which help to wick away moisture. This helps you stay cooler for long gigs. They also have no stretch at all to them. I think you would prefer this one over our Soft Sax or our Classic.
 

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[/quote]So, on Tenor I use the Brancher strap available from Sax Forte.



It's the anatomical version that I use on tenor.[/quote]

I ended up buying this strap and its great, I especially love the long hook because when I lay the horn on my lap it doesn't un-hook and its much better than the snap hooks in my opinion. I would recommend this strap to anyone its just great all around.

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