Report Bending Strap - Recommendations in The Pegbox Posted April 28 On 4/26/2021 at 3:43 PM, JacksonMaberry said: Though I wouldn't recommend it, the very best bending strap I ever used was a strip of lead - it's combination of plasticity and shape retention when I wanted it was excellent. This is what I've used since forever. The late Ed Campbell had us use lead strips in his school. They are fantastic. Ed always said that when they got worn out we would melt them down and "throw" them to make new strips. Never saw it. I use standard lead flashing from the local hardware/building supplier. They sell by the pound. It's a good thing lead is one of the lighter elements.