Levy's Leather Unveils Basket Weave Carving Straps

Each strap is made of a firm carving (veg-tan) leather top and features a basket weave tooled insert.

Winnipeg, Canada (April 30, 2014) -- Levy’s Leathers’ newly unveiled line of Basket Weave Carving Leather straps offers an extremely gig-worthy combination of comfort and style.

Each strap is made of a firm carving (veg-tan) leather top and features a basket weave tooled insert, with super-soft garment leather back and foam padding interior for extra comfort.

The Basket Weave Carving Leather straps (model M17BWC) are available in seven different colors: black, tan, brown, dark brown, burgundy, cranberry and walnut.

The 2-1/2” wide straps are adjustable from 41” to 54” in length. They’re also available in an XL version which adds 12” to the length of the strap.

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $150.62 for the regular length and $156.55 for the XL version.

For more information:
Levy's Leathers

It’s not difficult to replace the wiring in your pickups, but it takes some finesse. Here’s a step-by-step guide.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. After numerous requests, this month we’ll have a closer look at changing wires on a single-coil pickup. As our guinea pig for this, I chose a standard Stratocaster single-coil, but it’s basically the same on all single-coil pickups and easy to transfer. It’s not complicated but it is a delicate task to not destroy your pickup during this process, and there are some things you should keep in mind.

Read More Show less

The emotional wallop of the acoustic guitar sometimes flies under the radar. Even if you mostly play electric, here are some things to consider about unplugging.

I have a love-hate relationship with acoustic guitars. My infatuation with the 6-string really blasted off with the Ventures. That’s the sound I wanted, and the way to get it was powered by electricity. Before I’d even held a guitar, I knew I wanted a Mosrite, which I was sure was made of fiberglass like the surfboards the Beach Boys, Surfaris, and the Challengers rode in their off time. Bristling with space-age switchgear and chrome-plated hardware, those solidbody hotrod guitars were the fighter jets of my musical dreams. I didn’t even know what those old-timey round-hole guitars were called. As the singing cowboys Roy Rogers and Gene Autrey strummed off into the sunset, the pace of technology pushed the look and sound of the electric guitar (and bass) into the limelight and into my heart. Imagine my disappointment when I had to begin my guitar tutelage on a rented Gibson “student” acoustic. At least it sort of looked like the ones the Beatles occasionally played. Even so, I couldn’t wait to trade it in.

Read More Show less

Need an affordable distortion pedal? Look no further.

We live in the golden age of boutique pedals that are loaded with advanced features—many of which were nearly unthinkable a decade or so ago. But there’s something that will always be valuable about a rock-solid dirt box that won’t break your wallet. Here’s a collection of old classics and newly designed stomps that cost less than an average concert ticket.

Read More Show less
x