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EZ-EL Electric Guitar Strap 



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EZ-EL Electric Guitar Strap 



Written By: EZELWire 



TOOLS: 

Black Duct Taped) 
Sewing needle (1) 
Translucent Thread (1) 
X-Acto knifed) 



PARTS: 

EZ-EL Red 25' Chasing Wire Kit (1) 
Black Guitar Strap (1) 
Pair of AA batteries (1) 



SUMMARY 

This guide will teach you how to awesomely decorate an ordinary guitar strap! For more 
inspiration check out http://www.ez-el.com/tutorials 

The EZ-EL Wire Kit you will need for this project can be purchased here . 

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EZ-EL Electric Guitar Strap 



Step 1 — EZ-EL Electric Guitar Strap 




• This project is a guitar strap 
decked out with EZ-EL Chasing 
Wire sewn into music-themed 
designs. It's a fun project, and you 
end up with something that looks 
really cool, especially for live 
performances at low-lit venues. 

• If you like tutorials like this, get 
more inspiration at http://www.ez- 
el.com/tutorials 



Step 2 




• Plan out your designs ahead of time, because they can end up being unexpectedly difficult 
or tedious. Feel free to take creative license and do as you please, but below is the plan 
for my designs should you choose to use them. 

• The white dots indicate where the wire enters from the back of the strap, and the red dots 
indicate where the wire exits and returns to the back of the strap. 



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EZ-EL Electric Guitar Strap 
Step 3 




• For this step, you're going to use 
the X-Acto Knife to cut the 
necessary holes for the designs 
you planned/created. Again, you 
should plan out where the holes will 
be cut before you actually start 
working. The red and white dots on 
the design in the previous step 
represent the holes I cut for my 
designs. 



Step 4 




• This is where you actually start to 
sew your designs in place! Make 
sure you finish each design before 
you move on to the next one, and 
make sure you weave all the wire 
through the strap before you sew 
your designs in place. That way, 
there's no slack, and you can 
literally see your guitar strap start 
to take shape! 



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EZ-EL Electric Guitar Strap 



Step 5 




• When you've finished your designs, 
make sure you duct tape the back 
of the guitar strap. Otherwise not 
only will the back of the strap look 
sloppy, but your stitching has a 
higher chance of coming loose. 



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EZ-EL Electric Guitar Strap 
Step 6 




• You're all finished, have fun with 
the guitar strap! Put the AA 
batteries into the inverter, and turn 
off the lights. 

• A few things to consider are that 
you might have some excess wire, 
depending on the intricacies of your 
designs, so I decided to outline a 
guitar with my excess chasing 
wire. If you don't want to do this 
you can simply cut the excess 
wire. 

• Also, when you're playing with the 
guitar strap on, keep the inverter 
away from the pickups of the 
guitar. The inverter emits a small 
buzzing noise, which is completely 
normal, but the guitar will actually 
pick up that noise and cause 
feedback if the inverter is too close 
to the pickups. 

• I solved this by putting the inverter 
in my left pocket, which keeps it 
completely away from the pickups. 



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