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    Default Neck Strap Recomendations...

    For years I only played Alto and Soprano. With in the last 6-8 months our song selections and styles have changed and I am now also playing my Tenor. However, neither of my neck straps are comfortable going between both saxes. So, I am sure that I am not the only one who has this delima. Would you all please post up your experiencial recomendations for a good strap to use for both tenor and alto?

    I want it to be comfortable and easy to adjust when switching saxes during performances.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Default Re: Neck Strap Recomendations...

    http://www.wwbw.com/Rico-Tenor-Barit...ico+neck+strap

    I use it on alto, tenor, and bari. Love it. Comfortable and adjustable, but it stays put.
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    http://www.saxophonegelstrap.com/Home_Page.html

    I have the medium-long, works very well for both alto and tenor. Adjusts easily with one hand.
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    Default Re: Neck Strap Recomendations...

    Quote Originally Posted by daigle65 View Post
    http://www.saxophonegelstrap.com/Home_Page.html

    I have the medium-long, works very well for both alto and tenor. Adjusts easily with one hand.
    +1
    The JustJoe's Gelstrap is by far the most comfortable and easily adjusted neckstrap that I have used.
    Great product, zero slippage.
    My wife, whose ears I trust, said that my sound is much fuller, richer, more powerful and resonant on this set up.
    ... but really folks... my wife said, " It sounds like a saxophone ".

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    Default Re: Neck Strap Recomendations...

    Get a JustJoe's Gel strap. I have a medium that works fine for alto and bari too (the ring on my vi bari is quite high. a medium long would be fine for tenor). Really takes the bite out of the bari. The alto seems weightless.
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    Yet another accord for JustJoe's strap. It is very similar to the Oleg strap, but better. Very comfortable. Works well on Tenor, Alto and Soprano.

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    Default Re: Neck Strap Recomendations...

    JustJoe's again!
    Give him the measurements of your strap in playing position for all of your horns and he'll 'customize' the length for you.
    I got one for Christmas and it's by far the best strap I've ever clipped to a horn.
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    JustJoe's Gel strap is also my choice.... works great on alto and tenor, really cuts down on the neck fatigue.

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    Default Re: Neck Strap Recomendations...

    Just Joe's Gel Strap with the large metal hook. I also have two now, and am officially set for life in the neck strap department.

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    +1 for Just Joe's Gel Straps.
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    Default Re: Neck Strap Recomendations...

    Yeah, Just Joe's.

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    Default Re: Neck Strap Recomendations...

    Well alrightie then, I will be checking out Joe's Gel Straps. Thanks for all of your responses. I would not have known about Joes without this forum!

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    Default Re: Neck Strap Recomendations...

    So...I have a new Joe's Gel Strap and love it. Thanks everyone for your suggestions. And thanks Joe for your awesome neck strap!!!

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    Just Joes is the way to go. I was in his shop and got to see the construction of this wonderful hand made piece. Made in America by someone who cares about his product.

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    Wow, it's a Just Joe's Love Fest!

    Just to be different... I just picked up a Brancher strap and I like it. A lot.

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    Default Re: Neck Strap Recomendations...

    Quote Originally Posted by saxphil View Post
    +1
    The JustJoe's Gelstrap is by far the most comfortable and easily adjusted neckstrap that I have used.
    Great product, zero slippage.
    +7. I'm using the same Just Joe's strap on sop, alto, and tenor quite easily, though I recommend getting his bari strap for bari. It's reinforced a bit to take the weight.
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    Default Re: Neck Strap Recomendations...

    If I play both Alto and Tenor I wear two neck straps so that I don't have to adjust them...the white one is set for Alto...the black one for Tenor. They are both the old Ray Hyman brand straps...

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    Default Re: Neck Strap Recomendations...

    JustJoe's gets my vote...best most comfortable strap going!

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    Default Re: Neck Strap Recomendations...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tharruff View Post
    If I play both Alto and Tenor I wear two neck straps so that I don't have to adjust them...the white one is set for Alto...the black one for Tenor. They are both the old Ray Hyman brand straps...
    I do the same, I always wear 2 straps when needed. The old Ray Hyman's were the best in my book, no metal hooks to trash the horn..easy to adjust, they don't slip much and very comfortable to wear under a shirt collar.
    On my current gig I play tenor and sop. I have a small RH sop strap for my curvy.

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