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Paul Gilbert's Public Service Announcement About Guitar-Strap Length

Here's a word-for-word reprint of something Paul Gilbert recently posted to his Facebook page a while back. It does a perfect job of setting up the new video below.

"I was making a video for DiMarzio pickups recently, when I felt a sudden urge to make a 'public service announcement' about rock-and-roll strap length.

"I suspect I might get in trouble with the high-strap-wearing crowd, but if even one guitarist gets better vibrato because of my message, it will all have been worth it.

"And no matter what height you prefer, DiMarzio makes some great straps."

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.