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Upper Back Issue - Anyone using a FreeNeck Strap?

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Just curious if anyone is using a FreeNeck Strap. I know it's EXPENSIVE but I had some SERIOUS neck pain this past week cause by LONG and LATE gig.

So much that I didn't take the chance of practicing due to a TRAVEL gig this past Saturday.

Does the FreeNeck strap work? Does anyone out there have one for sale? Does is have to be sized to the body of the player?

Thanks
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Mike,

I tried a harness a couple years ago. I felt like the weight of the horn was sitting on my chest. Althought my neck was free - my breathing felt forced and contricted by the strap. Maybe I'll have to give the BG Harness another try - at least for a back-up.
I was able to try a Freeneck this post weekend. It was a Holloween gig so I wasn't worried about it looking a little strange. I found my neck in better shape but the strap dug into my collar bones. When the weight of the horn is on the strap it sits down nicely; however, when free of the saxophone is springs more straight which would make wearing a suit jacket difficult.

Altough an interesting design, I think it's a bit overkill for my gig situation. If I was a full time Bari player then this would be the way to go.
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