Because my Ibanez ATK-200 weighs a ton, I felt the need of a large and broad strap. The Minotaur Bass Strap had a good price tag so I tried that out.
Applying the strap was not too easy as the leather was fairly stiff; especially at the holes. But once it was installed it felt very safe and stable. Definitely no need for strap-locks if your pins are big enough! The strap itself was quite stiff too at the beginning so it took a while for me to get used to it. My bandmates kind off laughed at me when i introduced it at our rehearsal ("That is one giant strap") - it looks a little uncommon to be honest, as a huge piece of leather is hiding your shoulder. But i found the broad and quite thick strap quite useful for longer jam sessions. The weight of the bass is divided over your body equally and I'm exhausted not as soon as with the small no-name strap I had before.
The strap is very long; I as a quite tall person (1,89m) can't use the full range of it. All in all I can recommend the strap to anybody with a heavy bass or guitar!
Overall feel: I use this strap for my bass guitar, a G&L SB-2 which is quite heavy. I used a thinner strap before and had some back problems after rehearsals before, now those are completely gone. The bass hangs well balanced on your shoulders. It is very broad and covers my whole shoulder and almost touches my neck - that's something you have to like.
The inner material of the strap is slick and not rough at all. I like it that way because it is easy to move around the bass on your shoulder. If you don't like that your bass is still able too move you might want too buy an other strap.
Looks are awesome, just like on the picture, the leather could be a bit smoother. It's quite stiff but that does not bother me.
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