Many of the best musicians from Ecuador and the world collaborate with River Straps as consultants and endorsers; who have their own signature design made under the specifications and needs that their music requires.

Karl Clews


Bass player, composer, songwriter, producer settled in Galway on the west coast of Ireland. Some of the artists Karl has worked with, either on recording sessions or live, over the years include: Jamiroquai, PJ Harvey, Gary Barlow (Take That), Ronan Keating, John Harrison (producer: Liberty X, Sugababes), Neil Conti (drummer: Scritti Politti, Level 42), Dr John, and more. To learn more about Karl visit:


Donald Waugh


Bass player, composer and producer raised in Kingston, Jamaica. Donald started playing the piano at the age of 7. Owner and founder of Airplai® Productions. He created the Perfect10course, which continues to offer online music lessons for bass guitar, guitar, drums, and piano. In 2014, he released his first solo album, "Just Passing Through", under the label Airplai® Productions. This project was ten years in the making. His second album, "Feel Brand New", was just released at the end of 2016. Both albums are available on iTunes, GooglePlay and Amazon. To learn more about Donald visit:


Agustin Barreto


A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico started playing electric bass at age 16 and soon discovered his gift and passion for music. Barreto is currently working at the Univision Television Network in Miami as a Sound Designer, Audio Mixer and Composer . To learn more about Agustin visit.


Ariel Kaplan


Bass player, artistic producer and teacher from Buenos Aires, Argentina. To learn more about Ariel vist.


Mustapha Bouchou


Mustapha Bouchou is a professional bass player from Casablanca (Morocco). Proudly endorsed by Tc Electronic, Mono bags, Aries Basses, Merlos basses, Curt Mangan strings, River Straps and Fanatic Guitars. Mustapha is honored to work -or have worked with musicians, bands and shows from all over the world. Rim Bana in Syria, LIbano, Germany etc... Hicham Telmoudi in South Africa and Morocco. Mounir Hossn in France, Spain and many others. To learn more about Mustapha visit.


Esteban Ramos


A professional musician and vocation artist, most of his career was forged on the stage or in the recording studio. His guitar has accompanied: Coqui Villamizar, Martha Sánchez, Carlos Vives, Chino and Nacho, Chenoa, David Bustamante, Roque Valero and currently on Jerry Rivera tours around the country. In the local scene he has collaborated with artists like: Fausto Miño, Danilo Parra, Vivi Parra, Pamela Cortez, Ricardo Williams, Gutto Vicunha, Manuela Mora, and many more. To learn more about Esteban visit.


David Cunalata


Ecuadorian musician with great musical trajectory. Currently bass player of Margarita Laso and L'Familia Orquesta. To learn more about David visit:


Andres Nardela


Bass player of great musical trajectory in Ecuador: Sangre (Andrés Nardela proyect) Cacería de Lagartos, Anima Inside, Viuda Negra, Angel Blanco, Hittar Cuesta, Vialterna. To learn more about Andres visit:


Hittar Cuesta


Virtuoso Ecuadorian musician who entered the difficult art of the electric guitar, being thus the pioneer of instrumental music in Ecuador. In 2009 he participated in the "Guitar Idol" among more than 1200 participants from all over the world, he ranks first among the favorites. Hittar has been invited to join major international projects with outstanding musicians, Marco Minnemann, Yoger Mucci, among others; With his music he has represented Ecuador in major national and international stages, shared with bands like MEGADETH, DEEP PURPLE, BARON ROJO, MAGO DE OZ. To learn more about Hittar visit:


Jorge Carpio


Ecuadorian Guitarist, Professor and Producer. Currently He is part of: Jamón Serrano (Rumba Flamenca) and Flower of Asphalt with which they have shared stage with national and international artists such as: Chaucha Kings, Papaya Dada, Daniel Betancourt, La Banda del Flashback, Bajo Sueños, Cabas, Juan Magan, Chino & Nacho, Jarabe de Palo entre otros. To learn more about Jorge visit.


Sebastian Acosta


Franco-Ecuatorian guitarist who studied jazz performance in Paris-France at the American School of Modern Music for two years and finished his degree in music at the USFQ. Teacher at the Music School of the UDLA for 3 years. Composer, guitarist and singer of the project "La Blues Gang". Master in "Jazz performance" at New York University where he studied with John Scofield, Chris Potter, Stefon Harris, Adam Rogers and Peter Bernstein. He recorded his last album entitled "Descubrir". To learn more about Sebastian visit.


Francisco Garcia


Ecuadorian bassist. He began his studies at the University San Francisco in Quito and culminated in Los Angeles College of Music. He studied with famed bassist Victor Wooten at Berklee Boston. Thanks to his experience and studies he has been able to get into the Ecuadorian, Brazilian and North American market. His great versatility has made him participate in many musical projects from Jazz to Heavy Rock through Reggae, Blues, Funk and Hip Hop. To learn more about Francisco visit.