Maybe upgrade to a better strap? Just Joe's or the Marmaduke or Balam straps are easy to adjust and way better than the Neotech IMO.
It's what I am using as my secondary strap, my main is the simpler version without the metal bar and I am using if for everything from sop to bari, including c-mel, where it needs to be adjusted to the shortest length but it still works.I play both tenor and alto in my band and got tired of either wearing two straps or fiddling with one to adjust up and down for each horn. I got the Protec 22 inch leather less stress strap and it works really well. Adjusts quickly from one position to the other with a solid clip.
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There's your answer. Read the part of the quote I put in bold. Also, equally important, Just Joe's strap is very comfortable. Just an all-round great sax strap. The best I've found and I'm sticking with it.Another vote for Just Joe's - you can specify the desired length and type of hook, and adjustment is quick and stays put.
I've done that all my life - used to have a black one for tenor and a white one for alto. Those were Ray Hymans. I eventually started using straps with a spring lock on the hook and they weren't made in white, so I just put a thin strip of white tape on the alto one for quick ID.wow those straps look like a great idea . i used seprate straps for alto and tenor when i was doubling on gigs. worked fine
I wouldn't want a metal hook either. The Just Joe's strap has a (very sturdy) plastic hook that closes securely.I’ve never understood wanting a metal dog leash hook on a neck strap to scratch your sax.
The metal hook on the Jupiter strap needs no clasp like a metal or plastic dog leash clasp as none is needed if your horn were to come off the hook you would have bigger problems like you fell off stage or something. The metal hook comes with a flexible rubber sleeve on it, the weight of the Bari cut through it so I replaced it with a tougher tubing so the metal does not damage the brass ring.I wouldn't want a metal hook either. The Just Joe's strap has a (very sturdy) plastic hook that closes securely.
ray hyman for me also. its what i used for the past 40 yrs. they dont slip and adjust fast. last foreverRay Hyman forever. I’ve never understood wanting a metal dog leash hook on a neck strap to scratch your sax.