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WE SOLD OUT IN 2 WEEKS!

Given the quick success we had with our original ESO Strap last year, we decided to expand our line with the introduction of a bass strap. Guess what?  They sold out in 2 weeks!   We are now back in production and will be adding some additional colors/lengths to both versions.  Thank you so much for another amazing year in business!   Cheers and Happy New Years!

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Artist Spotlight: Porches

  Have you heard of the NY band Porches?   If not, check them out. Just saw them live at the Analog Theatre in Portland and was very impressed. They have a very clean live sound, and their new album “Pool” is leaps and bounds above the first. The sound is really quite unique. I find it very hard to describe... However, if I had to, I would say 90’s synth meets modern indie with a touch of autotune…  A few of my personal favorites are Be Apart, Braid, Hour and of course Car. I dare you to watch this video and not laugh: Car Video .  If you grew up in the day’s of B.U.M. Equipment and Doctor Martins, this will feel surprisingly comfortable…....

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The Northwest Makes You a Better Musician

Ok maybe not better but definitely more productive. One thing all of us here in the Northwest know is that when the sun is out you better enjoy it. The summers are like Christmas morning for 2-3 months straight. Everyone becomes full of contagious energy, because we can finally enjoy outside without wearing a jacket! Everywhere you go is lush and green due to the winter rainfall, which adds an amazing backdrop to any activity. It’s awesome. However, the other 9 months of the year can also be great when it comes to writing music. Rain, overcast skies and general lack of sunlight make you more introspective. In, addition to the natural act or process of looking into oneself, you simply...

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5 Pedals Every Guitarist Should Own

  I spent years in search of the perfect pedal board, and for the moment I may have found it. These 5 effect pedals enable even a rookie the ability to create anything from a dirty grunge to a beautiful shoe gaze. The Big Muff by Electro-Harmonix. This pedal provides in its most basic term “fuzz.” Distortion is not fuzz. This is an absolute essential for any guitarist. It rounds out your board, and can act as either a frontrunner or back up effect. If you want to elongate your riff or create elusive feedback this is your new best friend. They are extremely affordable and I recommend the “little big muff” as it gives you the same big sound...

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Managing Concept to Creation may be your Best Option

Building ESO Strap has given us the chance to explore so many creative outlets. We have always had an interest in digital recording but the world of photography and video was still very foreign. When starting this company we had initially intended to outsource all of our digital media, but due to time constraints during launch we were forced to take these challenges on ourselves. Looking back we are thankful this happened because it forced us to spend money on our own equipment rather than someone else’s services. However, the pressure was on us to manage everything from concept to creation; and fast! We handled all of the photography, video, digital recording and design work used to represent our brand in-house. Reflecting on this we realized that it...

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