Can you imagine if Pete Townshend never wore a strap? So many pictures of him hitting the strings in his windmill-style would never exist. The same can be said for Angus Young - a man who earned a reputation for climbing his guitar cabinets and jumping freely into the air with his guitar. The simple truth is that straps and strap locks have played important roles in many legendary musical moments. They're essential accessories for every stringed instrument after all, and in this section you'll discover a wide range of straps and strap locks to help you showcase your skills in all their glory. To get things started, let's talk about the strap itself. The right one for you will depend on your own tastes and preferences, of course. For example, do you prefer the feeling of a nylon strap or a leather one? You'll find a seemingly endless range of both types right here. Another thing to think about is whether you want something simple (in plain black, for instance), or if you want a strap that displays your distinct personality or influences. If it's the latter you're after, take a look at the Planet Waves World Tour Straps. In this collection, you can choose from a number of designs that celebrate cultures from around the world. From Stars and Stripes to Celtic and Jamaica, these best-selling straps are an excellent way to present your unique musical identity. Once you find your strap, the next thing you'll need are strap locks. In this catalog there are many top-notch choices, including the Hennessey Metallic Strap Locks, the Dunlop Dual-Design System and the Ernie Ball Super Locks. In fact, one of the most affordable options has also proven to be one of the most reliable: The Fender Strap Blocks (4-Pack). Boasting two black and two red hard rubber blocks, these locks are easy to attach and their effectiveness is remarkable given their generous price tag. Considering how extensive this selection of straps and strap locks is, it only makes sense to spend some time here and explore each of your options in further detail. No matter what type of music you play, equipping your stringed instrument with a strap, then securing it with a strap lock, is a great way to enjoy your passion with the additional peace of mind that your guitar or bass is safe in your hands.