Hang on to that bass

or “Why I always fit strap locks to my guitars

I’ve never done anything quite as spectacular as this but in the early days I did have a strap part company with a bass I was playing mid-song. Fortunately I was quick enough to be able to trap the bass between my right elbow and body so was able to (rather awkwardly) finish the song.

Schaller Strap locks
Schaller StrapLocks

These days I ALWAYS fit Schaller Straplocks to my guitars – whether or not that would have helped the poor guy in the video above I couldn’t say…

With years of experience playing bass in a wide range of situations a dear friend once said that if you were to cut me in half you'd find the word 'bass' written all the way through - yes I know that's so cliche - but that doesn't make it any less true! Like so many people I have more than one 'day' job - but most of my work-time these days is spent working for Interconnected Solutions.