If any one person could act as quality assurance ambassador for HOLMES, it would be Lee Ranaldo. The guy has been taking one of my canvas straps on a pretty hard ride for the better part of a year, and it seems to be no worse for it---at least not much. Lee mostly uses one single strap across all of his guitars throughout a show, so it's on and off, on and off hundreds of times over the course of time, while most straps only ever get taken on and off any guitar a few times at most. This clip is from All Tomorrow's Parties in NYC a couple of days ago---you'll see the strap dangling on, then off, scuttled to the stage floor, and then back on the guitar within the first minute. It's pretty rad.
Love ya, Lee.