Clarinet, English horn & Oboe players can enjoy comfort for their neck and shoulder while providing relief for the all-too-common thumb fatigue. The durable C.E.O. Comfort Strap™ incorporates top grade leather, custom non-stretch cord and a unique adjustment slide.
The C.E.O. Comfort Strap™ offers a sleek design while providing maximum comfort. The durable neoprene strap incorporates top grade leather and custom non-stretch cord to arrive at the ideal strap. The unique slide holds the desired length while offering easy, two-finger adjustment capabilities.
The versatile C.E.O. Comfort Strap™ has a choice of two connection options. Use the plastic-covered metal hook if you have an eyelet attachment on your instrument, or attach the unique polyurethane tab to your thumb rest. If the tab is difficult to attach to the thumb rest, simply soak the tab in warm water. This will soften it, enabling you to easily attach to the thumb rest. Once the tab cools it will be securely attached to your instrument. (Extra C.E.O. Thumb Rest Tabs are available separately.) The end result is comfort for your neck and shoulders while providing relief for the all-too-common thumb fatigue frequent amongst clarinet, English horn and oboe players. Treat yourself to the best—try the C.E.O. Comfort Strap™!
|C.E.O. Comfort Strap™|
|Pad Dimensions||1.3" x 14" (3,3cm x 35,56cm)|
|Connection Type||Plastic-covered metal hook|
|Materials||Neoprene with custom non-stretch cord|
|Made in the USA||Yes|
|Stock #||C.E.O. Comfort Strap™ Style||Color||MSRP||Approximate Size*|
*Measured from the back of the neck to the bottom of the hook.
The C.E.O. Comfort Strap™ comes with a unique polyurethane tab that you can attach to the thumb rest. If the tab is difficult to attach to the thumb rest, simply soak the tab in warm water. This will soften it, enabling you to easily attach to the thumb rest. Once the tab cools it will be securely attached to your instrument. Extra C.E.O. Thumb Rest Tabs are available separately.
The C.E.O. Comfort Strap™ incorporates a unique locking slide that secures the strap in the proper position.
How to Adjust the Locking Slide
1. Adjust strap to the desired length.
2. Cross over and wrap outer cords around lock.
3. Adjustment remains at the desired length.
I bought this one because it was the cheapest I could find and I thought it could work. It does not. The main problem is that the cord is not elastic at all, so in order for it to provide any support, it has to be tightened to the point where the instrument is no longer in a feasible playing position. Also, be aware that the thumb tab does not fit on clarinets with adjustable thumb rests. I plan on buying some bungee cord to replace the cord it came with and coming up with some way to attach it to my thumb rest so that I can hopefully get my money's worth.
I am sorry it is not meeting your needs. We do not use elastic cord as the pad is made of neoprene so that the pad will give slightly rather than a rubber band effect like the bungee. Without a picture I can’t be sure, but it is possible that you have the wrong length strap for your instrument.
I purchased this neckstrap to go between playing oboe, English horn, and clarinet. It works wonderfully for my oboe and clarinet, but the strap is not long enough for me to use with my English horn. I tried both with and without the thumb tab to see if it would work to no avail. I play on a standard Lorre English horn and I believe the thumb rest is in the same place as every other English horn. You need to rethink your design of this neck strap if you are going to market it for oboe, clarinet, and English horn because it just doesn't do what you are stating on the package.
As all instruments are different based on connection points, necks and mouthpieces as well as the size of the player, the adjustment of the strap length needed will always vary. In this case you will probably need our CEO XL (extra-long) version for your English horn. To triple with the same strap may be possible, but I would need you to provide us with the range you need.
I have the same concern about the thumb tab as the person in the previous review. It really needs to be made of leather. Maybe the plastic thumb tab could be included with the junior strap for younger students or it could be a choice like the color of the strap is. Otherwise I absolutely LOVE this strap. It takes so much of the weight of the instrument off my right hand which then improves my playing greatly. Thank you for creating it. :-)
I have arthritis in my right thumb- I bought the strap to help relieve pain from holding the clarinet while playing. The tab on the back attaching to the horn is thick plastic and very uncomfortable. The description on the packaging says that the tab is made out of leather. I used one that a fellow clarinetist had and it felt just perfect, the same identical one but hers was older and the tab was made of leather. Please, make the ones out of leather/leatherette materials available. Guess I will have to return mine or get my shoe repairman to do a special job for me!! Thanks
We switched from the leather to the polyurethane tab a few years ago because we found the polyurethane to be more durable and longer lasting.
Hello! Is the cord elastic?
The cord is not elastic. It is made of nylon and does not stretch.