The Bull and Bear Guitar Strap Kit - NEW 2015 model

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Playing Instrument #2 - Gretch short-scale BASS
Playing Instrument #2 - Gretch short-scale BASS
Playing Instrument #1 - Stratocaster Guitar
Playing Instrument #1 - Stratocaster Guitar

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WHY BULL AND BEAR?

It is called a "Bull and Bear Guitar Strap"... The "idea" is that the bull and bear (two guitars) are fighting, as if a competition is at hand during the musical presentation - switching back and forth between the two instruments.  It was designed for mixed tunings, mixed types of guitars, and arranging music in clever ways.  The strap is compatible with all guitars, basses, and most any fretted instrument such as can be found here: Atlas of Plucked Instruments.

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NEW MUSICAL ENLIGHTENMENT & STAGE PRESENCE

Enjoy the comfort, playability, and freedom of movement, all the while investigating new arrangements and configurations. This really is a fun product ..always a crowd pleaser too!  

Just tinker around with a couple of guitars until the configuration is OK. Guitar bodies vary only a few inches so it should be 'dialed-in' for most combos. Just change out either guitar and play, for the most part.  

FOR THE AMATEUR: "double-necking" adds an element of variety that on it's own adds depth to a composition

FOR THE PROFESSIONAL: "double-necking" enables creativity in combos of fretted instruments and brings some adventurous challenge

FOR ANY THRILL SEEKER: The Bull and Bear Guitar Strap is for any thrill seeker, no doubt ...just check it out!

FOR SERIOUS MUSICIANSHIP: The capability to settle down into some musically creative moods is a definitive plus. Arrange song verses creatively, introduce new instruments, and dream of the possibilities.

THIS STRAP REALLY SHOULD BE A STAPLE IN ANY GUITARISTS' GIG BAG!

  • MOVE AROUND ...ALL OVER THE STAGE!  
  • CAN ALSO BE PLAYED SITTING DOWN
  • NO STAND REQUIRED 
  • NO SCRATCHES - GUARANTEED!  
  • A PRACTICAL, FAMILIAR, NEXT STEP IN GUITAR EVOLUTION   
  • MAKING HISTORY RIGHT NOW  
  • A PRODUCT ABOUT ENABLING MUSICAL DISCOVERY AND PERFORMANCE.  
  • A PRACTICAL MULTI-NECK ALTERNATIVE  
  • WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION MINIMIZES FATIGUE  
  • PPA w/PATENT PENDING
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HOW IT WORKS: The US Patent Drawing FIG 1
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FIG 1 US Patent Drawing
FIG 1 US Patent Drawing

The instruments #1 and #2 hang (overlapping if needed) connected at points #5 and #6, with a separator (#10) between and connected at points #11. 

 THIS SYSTEM IS DESIGNED AS A KIT AND IS AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3... 

(1)- Connect the First Instrument, comfortably high on the strap. 

 (2) - Connect the Separator, using the cross-strap between instrument #1 and instrument #2. Keep the separator close and parallel to the strings of the bottom instrument #2. 

 (3) - Connect the Second Instrument, connect both guitars in a downward and overlapping series with the top guitar (instrument #1) overlapping the bottom guitar (instrument #2), as shown.

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THE $79 BULL AND BEAR GUITAR STRAP KIT

The 'BULL and BEAR GUITAR STRAP' Kit
The 'BULL and BEAR GUITAR STRAP' Kit

THIS KIT INCLUDES:  

 1 - Bull and Bear Guitar Strap, to connect two instruments

 1 - Adjustable Separator with Cross-strap

 1 - Additional Down-strap to allow use of any existing strap

 FREE Shipping & Online Tracking anywhere in the USA

PRODUCT DETAILS:
  • Play two guitars at the same time, with comfort and mobility  
  • Play combinations with bass and guitar or acoustic and electric, etc. 
  • All leather materials with comfort and durability fabricated into design
  • Easy to use, comfortable and reliable  
  • Professional grade craftsmanship in design and delivery of idea
  • Satisfaction guaranteed or full refund upon return  
  • Can be used with any compatible instrument types (that's a lot)
  • FREE Shipping & Online Tracking anywhere in the USA
  • Made In USA 
  • ALL LEATHER

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NEW KICKSTARTER PROJECT CREATOR COMMENTS 

Mike "Golts" Dixon
Mike "Golts" Dixon

"Enjoy the comfort, playability, and freedom of movement, all the while investigating new arrangements and configurations. 

THIS REALLY IS A FUN PRODUCT ..always a crowd pleaser too! Just tinker around with a couple of guitars until the configuration is OK. Guitar bodies vary only a few inches so it should be 'dialed-in' for most combos. Just change out either guitar and play, for the most part. 

FOR THE AMATEUR "double-necking" adds an element of variety that on it's own adds depth to a composition. 

FOR THE PROFESSIONAL "double-necking" enables creativity in combos of fretted instruments and brings some adventurous challenge. While the Bull and Bear Guitar Strap is for any thrill seeker, no doubt ...the capability to settle down into some musically creative moods is a definitive plus. This strap really should be a staple in any guitarists' gig bag."  "I am really pleased and excited about THE BULL AND BEAR GUITAR STRAP NEW 2015 Black model for this year" 

 --- Mike "Golts" Dixon, Project/Patent Creator   

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THE NEW KICKSTARTER PROJECT: 

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING FEEDBACK FROM THE ONLINE COMMUNITY 

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A BRAND NEW PROJECT and is improved over the past project in many ways: 

  • It is ALL LEATHER, does NOT REQUIRE the "double-stack" strap buttons  
  • It is SIMPLER and EASIER to use and most importantly 
  • COSTS LESS! We also eliminated the ballistic gel distraction.
  • We did not give up, but instead "went back to the drawing board" and came back with some "badass improvements". Nothing in life is a failure, just a chance to improve and come back "better than ever".

WOW WHAT AN IMPROVEMENT!

Please feel free to give us feedback, ideas, thoughts, what you would like to see, and ANY other comments. We believe this is a HISTORY MAKING idea in the guitar/bass/other instrument community and invite you to participate in the success of this REALLY COOL PRODUCT design project...

WHAT'S NEXT?

All fabrication facilities are ready to incorporate the aggregated orders into their production stream. The project backers will be funding parts and labor, and order aggregation allows the relationships between pricing, sales orders, and profit margin. In-house design and prototype resources can been easily redirected to mitigate any design, customer support, and production anomalies.

June 1st 2015: Launch GOFUNDME live (infinite days project)

June 29th 2015: Launch KICKSTARTER live (60 days project)

July 2nd 2015: Launch INDIEGOGO live (90 days project)

August 2015: Monitor project(s) response and communicate status updates to both backers and manufacturers. Since meeting goals are required, any incentives towards manufacturing volume requirements will be maintained and posted throughout the open project window. 

October 2015: Deliver product orders to backers in the order that backers came on board and continue product promotion through internet and direct channels. Production orders will all be delivered to one location: Bull and Bear Guitar Straps, where the customer order details are deciphered, coordinated with inventories, and shipped along with FREE promotional materials. Customer Service is also managed from the same location.

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How Will the Money Be Utilized?

All prototypes are now completed and prepared to do volume fabrication or as needed basis. Yes, we might make little tweaks that only add value through durability and/or ease of use. 

So no monies are needed towards R&D, prototyping or other start-up not related directly to creating inventory for backers. So, basically 100% of the money will go toward order fabrication, shipping, and customer service(s). There are no surprises, as all we are trying to do here is to use a reward structure as a starting baseline, and aggregate orders to bring back the best delivery price to project backers.
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FAQs & Figures 

Need help, you can ask the project creator directly - CONTACT US. 
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How do you handle the customer satisfaction guarantee?: Using your input and our extensive resources we can guarantee a fast solution or return for a full refund. Your feedback and participation in product development is a welcome and fun experience. Confer with us to propose design ideas for future production. Therefore guaranteed satisfaction will drive cash flow, future product development, and set the bar for the double-neck live and studio community marketplaces. 
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Looks like a lot if configuration is involved, is there?: Guitar bodies vary only a few inches, within a category. Once set it should be 'dialed-in' for most combos. Just change out either guitar and play, for the most part.  
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How do I deal with unwieldiness or fretboard accessibility?: Seek a more classical stance with the head-stock up. This might be a little noticeable at first but diminishes rapidly with familiarity. The freedom of movement is surprising; I mean there are two bodies there, so nobody has tried finger work over/behind the head.
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How does the separator work for round-back instruments?: The separator works the same for the round back, such as Ovation.  
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How do you set down the guitars once connected?:  They can be set down in any way you currently place your single guitar/bass. Notice the photos above where the setup is slung over a lounge chair or on a couch - setup using a floor rack (as shown above) is preferred. 


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TEAM SUMMARY: Our team provides the breadth of detail to resolve any obstacle and the depth of experience to keep sustainable. With plenty of projects in the pipeline, capability and reliability keeps the background rhythm to a pipeline of ideas seeking an identity as a practical and fun finished product.  

  • Creator and Product Inventor: Mike "Golts" Dixon
  • Prototype Engineering/Fabrication/CAD: Chris Dixon Studios, LLC  
  • Fabrication Contractors: Three diverse USA locations capable of sourcing raw materials (Supported by in-house PMs)

Freedom to Move Around - Ovation acoustic thin-line w/Statocaster electric guitars
Freedom to Move Around - Ovation acoustic thin-line w/Statocaster electric guitars

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Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges of this project and product production are limited to essentially none. I have been in the industry for over forty-five years and have success with other innovative designs within the musical instrument marketplace.

Our in-house prototype shops are always online to support all issues as they arise. The project creator/inventor, Mike "Golts" Dixon is hands-on all day, every day and commits: "I may not be the best musician, but I like to think that in this market we have addressed what the best musicians would like to have."

As a matter of incentive and fairness, rewards are processed by order of date backed. Manufacturers for this project are all top-rated USA companies experienced in the industry and have worked with us before with success .

CUSTOMER SERVICE: www.BullandBearGuitarStraps.com

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