WITTMAN-SPINS has developed a solution for the many problems caused by heavy instruments and traditional straps. It's called the SPINSTRAP system and it's designed for guitars, basses, saxes and bassoons.

How does it work?

Direct attachment to the center of gravity area of the instrument perfectly balances the instrument and divides its weight evenly between the two ends of the strap.

Right shoulder position increases the mechanical advantage of the neck muscles by counteracting the torque created by the weight of the instrument. This enhances the respective lever-arms ratio.

Breadth of the strap decreases pressure on the shoulder by increasing contact area.

Why do I need a different strap?

Much has been written about back and neck pain in general, especially in occupations prone to sustained and distorted postures, as well as cumulative trauma. Musicians as a group fall into this category.

A 1989 Study by Dr. F. J. Bejjani of New York University's Human Performance Analysis Laboratory documents that more than 70% of musicians suffer with back and shoulder problems due to their instruments' Static and Dynamic Loading on the Human Musculoskeletal System.

What proof is there that the Wittman SPINSTRAP makes a difference?

The Medical Research supports what players have been telling us for years. (more)

Wittman SPINSTRAP Model 570
$129.95 + $5.00 S&H ($26 foreign)

The complete system for Guitar and Bass. Includes a parallel output jack, all hardware, adjustable padded strap with quick release and mounting instructions.

Wittman SPINSTRAP Model 570N
$89.95 + $5.00 S&H ($26 foreign)

Same as Model 570 but unwired (no parallel output).

Wittman SPINSTRAP Model 700
$39.95 + $5.00 S&H ($26 foreign)

The SaxStrap for saxes and bassoon.