THIS SINGLE BAR HAS CHANGED THE HISTORY OF THE STRAP
In 2007, a strap with an entirely new design came into being.
It was the brainchild of a saxophonist suffering from job-related pain and discomfort.
From one player to another, the popularity of the strap has steadily spread.
The concept “a strap affects a player’s body and performance” was established.
BREATHTAKING STRAP MAKES SAXOPHONE PLAYING
MORE COMFORTABLE AND FUN
As soon as you put it on, the instrument seems lighter and the sound quality dramatically improves.
The more you use BREATHTAKING, the more it shows its benefits!
It gradually reduces body pain and neck strain caused by the weight of the instrument.
We regard the BREATHTAKING Strap not as a mere accessory to hang the instrument, but rather a part of the instrument that improves performance without compromising a player's health.
♪Instrument Feels Lighter
The shape that rests along the shoulder line, together with the back strap,
distributes the weight evenly between
the shoulders and the back, relaxing the body.
♪Breathing Is Deeper
As the Front Bar* creates comfortable space around the chest and prevents the neck from being squeezed, easy, smooth, and deep breaths are possible resulting in improved sound quality.
FINEST MODEL IN THE LITHE SERIES!
Lithe Premium is made of 2 kinds of carefully selected leather; using specially adjusted sewing method, each leather's unique feature is best utilized.
As a result, Lithe Premium fits the body better than Lithe and minimizes the stress caused by the weight of the instrument.
As soon as you put it on, you will appreciate not only the superior fit, but also enjoy the wonderful sound quality it helps to create.
With use, the color of the leather changes to a deeper and glossier tone.
The ingenuity use of two different types of leather allows moderately ease of movement of the strap.
The reverse side is made of natural suede to keep the strap securely on the shoulders and to prevent it from slipping and sliding during performance.
How to Use Connecting Hooks ▶How to Use (About Connecting Hooks)
◎ By adjusting the front string, the strap can be used with or without the balancer.
If the Balancer is Used ▶How to Use (How to Shorten the Front String)
Regular Model In The Lithe Series
The scrupulously thought-out ergonomically correct design enables players to perform for a long period of time.
An Attachment To The Strap That Lifts Up The Strap
The Wraplift is an attachment to the BREATHTAKING Strap that enhances the strap's "Not squeezing the neck", "Not squeezing the chest", "Evenly distributing the weight" features.
Definitely better when used - "Good Feeling & Good Sound"
Maximum thinness - suitable even for those who do not like using a mouthpiece patch. They make playing more comfortable. (Supervisor: Nobuya Sugawa)
I used to struggled with abrasion of my teeth and mouthpieces for a long time.
When I played, my teeth rubbed against the mouthpiece. Thus, my upper teeth were abraded and the mouthpieces didn't last long, even though I selected them carefully.
However, no mouthpiece patches had worked for me so I asked BREATHTAKING to develop something that actually works.
I acted as an advisor and, together with the staff, tested many materials until we came across this one.
I can say for sure these patches have prolonged my life as a saxophonist because the patches themselves wear down instead of my teeth or mouthpieces.
These patches are so thin that I don’t even feel them there. They enable just the right amount of sliding, and give me as much freedom and resistance as though I'm playing with a naked mouthpiece.
However, there was one drawback: The part where the teeth made hard contact usually would become torn in 2-3 days.
But the new Do-It-Yourself set includes customizable small pieces and a big sheet that you can cut into any sizes.
Thanks to these extra patches, I can make them last for about 2 weeks even if I play every day.
And the good thing is, I don't feel that the patches are getting too thick at all.
Supervisor: Nobuya Sugawa