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Pete Dunk:
I recently bought some new shoulder straps from ebay, the straps (Belti)  are Polish made, and the vendor is in Warsaw. At £16.90 for a pair + £3.50 postage for the 80-120 bass size, they seemed to be pretty good value so I bought two pairs, one black and the other dark brown. I sent a message enquiring about postage for multilple purchases and was assured that the cost would be adjusted at the point of sale. That didn't happen and the vendor asked if I would like a £2 refund of my PayPal payment or a backstrap by way of compensation. I wasn't able to reply immediately because my work internet browser won't allow me to log onto ebay and by the time I got home he'd already posted the order and included a backstrap which was worth rather more than the £2 refund I was entitled to. Delivery time was three working days via DHL

The straps are both the same length and in the 80-120 bass size that I bought are about 4cm shorter than a Mally Strap so a single strap player gets two usable straps per pair. They are plain leather and unpadded but they are 4.5cm wide at the shoulder, so the load is well spread. I am very pleased with them.

The straps, available in different lengths and colours, are on ebay here.

Mike Hirst:
I recently made the same purchase. i liked them so much that I immediately bought another pair. great quality, great price and top notch personal service.

Trefry:
I've been looking for a pair of unpadded straps like these.  I'm not sure what size would work best with an Erica, but I'm thinking 80 - 120 bass size would be okay.  Mike, did you get the 80 - 120 bass size too?

Peadar:
I can thoroughly recomend the Belti straps- very good quality. I put them on a 48 bass PA, they were very comfortable.

Mike Hirst:

--- Quote from: Trefry on June 13, 2019, 05:41:26 PM ---I've been looking for a pair of unpadded straps like these.  I'm not sure what size would work best with an Erica, but I'm thinking 80 - 120 bass size would be okay.  Mike, did you get the 80 - 120 bass size too?

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The first pair I bought are 60cm-80cm. These work well on a smaller instrument. As an average size adult male I find them comfortable and effective, but I have very little wriggle room. Both straps are on the last hole. It would be possible to add a couple of extra holes.

My second purchase were 80-120 bass size. These match the length of my existing straps which I have previously used with Hohner Corona and double ray instruments. I have found that the best option is to swap the straps around to make two short/long pairs. These are very comfortable and fit well on all instruments, including my little Italian one and a half row and one row instruments.

I bought my straps through ebay, same link as above. If you want to see the full Belti range this is their web address:

https://belti.com.pl/index.php

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