Often copied...never equalled!

In the early 1980s, engineers developed a new and revolutionary guitar strap.  The main criterion was ultra-comfort and optimal weight distribution of the instrument. 

The result was the No1 Stretch Strap. Amateurs up to absolute top stars were quickly convinced of the advantages of this strap.

The advantages were obvious but a conservative guitarist and bassist had to be convinced first. Bernhard Kurzke and his team presented the unusual strap at countless trade fairs and it quickly had a great effect.

On the first prototypes, the No1 logo was even applied by hand or „potato printing“. First on the belt material and then on the belt ends.

As the belt became more popular, there were of course many requests to produce belts as OEMs. Even a certain Leo Fender sent a request.

Various designs and versions were added.

After very successful decades, things became a little quieter due to unfortunate economic changes. Used straps fetched extremely high prices, on the relevant platforms. If anything could be found at all……

But now the search is over! The No1 Stretch Strap is back!




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Unbeatable advantages:

  • Distributes the weight of the guitar
  • Takes the pressure off the shoulder
  • No wobbling even with a heavy instrument
  • No metal or plastic parts to damage the guitar’s finish
  • Can stretch up to 100% for excellent stage effects
  • Solid ends made of high quality leather
  • Elastic material – made in Germany

Famous users:

Bernd Gärtig (Lake/Inventor), Andy Summers (The Police), Buckethead, Jeff Beck, John Entwistle (The Who), Steve Vai (Frank Zappa Band/Whitesnake/David Lee Roth), Matthias Jabs (Scorpions), Frank Zappa, Roland Grapow (Helloween/Masterplan), John Kay (Steppenwolf), Achim Reichel (The Rattles), Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions), Klaus Vanscheidt (Doro & more),  Peter Diezel (Diezel Amps), Seymour Duncan (Seymour Duncan Pickups), Johnny Winter, Peter Hesslein (Lucifer’s Friend/James Last Band), Tony Hicks (The Hollies), Pete Townshend (The Who), Sandy (The Men Who), Robert Gillespie (Mitch Ryder Band), Rainer Baumann,…and many, many more…..

Exclusive agent: Nobels BK UG

The Hamburg-based company Nobels was founded in 1983 and over the years has developed a vast array of innovative effects and control devices that have inspired and facilitated the world of musicians. Always by musicians for musicians! The ODR-1 distortion caused a worldwide sensation when suddenly, in Nashville of all places, many studio guitarists discovered this Natural OVERDRIVE for themselves and recorded one hit after another with it. This distortion unit has since been declared a neo-classic and can be found on countless stages and studios around the world.