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~Why buy a Peavey Strap Hook?~
When wanting to to find a nice new guitar strap fit to an electro acoustic guitar, I was finding it very limiting as most of the straps that caught my eye were those with standard fittings at each end. As I was looking for a new guitar strap which was not only funky and cool to look at, as well as being durable and comfy to wear and use, this limited my choice even further. In the end I was searching for options to suit my requirements when I came across the Peavey Acoustic Strap Hook which seemed like a very useful little gadget that might be able to solve my problem.
The Peavey Acoustic Strap Hook turned out to be a very useful little item that makes it possible to use an existing standard guitar strap with an acoustic guitar that would normally need a strap with tie strings. As I have found that the Peavey Acoustic Strap Hook works well in use I though that it was worth reviewing here on Dooyoo as I am sure that many guitarists with acoustic/ electro acoustics , will find themselves with the same dilemma and may find the Peavey Acoustic Strap Hook helpful. As the Peavey Acoustic Strap Hook has now been listed here I am now able to share my thoughts about it.
~All guitar straps are not made equal~
How many times have you thought 'I like the fit, feel and look of this guitar strap, maybe I could use it with my acoustic!' only to find that fitting won't suit, then thought 'what a shame this strap has the wrong fitting for my acoustic guitar, now I will have to buy the second choice guitar strap that I didn't really like much instead'. Thats where the simple little Peavey Acoustic Strap Hook can come to your rescue, as it can be used with most normal guitar straps and means that you don't have to stick with straps with a tie string fitting. The Peavey Acoustic Strap Hook is cheap to buy, easy to fit and simple to use and it really can mean that you are able to go shopping for a standard strap to fit your acoustic / electro acoustic guitar without limiting the choices as to what style of strap you fall for.
The way that the Peavey Acoustic Strap Hook works is that you simply fit it under the strings, behind the nut as you would with a tie type strap fitting. The Peavey Acoustic Strap Hook fits simply around the space behind the nut (between the headstock and the top of the neck) where you would normally tie the strings on a strap with a tie fitting). Once the Peavey Acoustic Strap Hook is in place it is quick and easy to attach a standard guitar strap to the strap hook which then allows you to use the strap as you would with any guitar regardless of the fittings it had. This easy way to use any strap with the Peavey Acoustic Strap Hook means that you are not limited to what you can pick when choosing a new strap.
~What is the strap hook made from?
The Peavey Acoustic Strap Hook is made from a simple black leather strap which has the Peavey logo on it, with a detachable plastic closure button. You just need to slip your existing standard guitar straps fitting onto the fitting on the Peavey Acoustic Strap Hook and you are ready to go. The Peavey Acoustic Strap Hook is durable yet light and is made from leather which has a reasonable amount of softness to it which means that it shouldn't cause any damage to the finish of your guitar once it is in place. The use of the Peavey Acoustic Strap Hook means that you don't need to make an extra fitting on your guitar at the heel thus making sure no damage is done when attempting that.
~Price and rating~
In summary I feel that the Peavey Acoustic Strap Hook is a very useful item that can be used with guitars that don't already have a fitting built in to take a guitar strap. The materials used to make up the Peavey Acoustic Strap Hook are durable and should last some time with minimal care and attention, although I would recommend that you do check for signs of wear and tear from time to time. The strap hook works well in use and makes a secure way to attach a guitar strap without tie fittings. As the price of the Peavey Acoustic Strap Hook is often no more than £4.99 to £5.99 it really is a cheap way to make sure you are able to fit a guitar strap to your acoustic or electro acoustic without having to use a tie strap or drilling into the body/ heel of your guitar. As I feel this is a very useful item that is simple to fit and use I want to give it a 4 star product rating.