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strapless [Aug. 16th, 2004|01:04 pm]
Matt Flaherty
Forgot to mention, in the middle of the third song at last Thursday's gig my guitar strap came off and I had to go down on one knee to play through. This totally messed me up as you can imagine and of course my vocals were nowhere. My favourite tune of the set as well! That's the first time this has ever happened and it will be the last because I am going to get one of those locking straps. Or better yet, a friend has informed me that you can use the clay stopper from a bottle of Grolsch to lock your strap in place. I find this intriguing as I would obviously rather spend my money buying beer. Hmmn, I suppose I'll need two... Anyone with similar experiences?

EDIT: And what was your makeshift solution?

[User Picture]From: rhodri
2004-08-16 01:35 pm (UTC)
All the time. The shambolic nature of previous bands meant that straps coming off fitted in perfectly, though.

The Grolsch gambit does indeed work quite well.
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[User Picture]From: flayman
2004-08-16 02:23 pm (UTC)
Is it a particular size of Grolsch bottle or will any do?
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[User Picture]From: rhodri
2004-08-16 02:56 pm (UTC)
It's the ones you get with the flip-top and the red rubber ring around the cap. Which is the bit you put around the doobries on your guitar.
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[User Picture]From: flayman
2004-08-16 02:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, the rubber washer. I misunderstood. Now I get it. Gaffa tape = no. Looking forward to seeing you behind the desk tomorrow!
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