Anyone still use a full-length strap?

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  1. GVDobler

    GVDobler Synchromatic

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    May 15, 2011
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    Just wondered
    Not sure what they were called.

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  2. I never drilled another strap holder onto my early 90’s takamini, as i didnt want to destruct it. So i use something similar to what’s in the photo, but the part that goes around my back is a standard strap with a little extension on it. It looks weird, but it works.
     
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  3. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
    Sure. My little Dean 12-string has the worst neck dive in the universe. Totally controllable with a Martin "headstock tie guitar strap button".
    Works amazingly well, the strap is balanced on my shoulder and I can lift and reposition it to change the angle or position of the guitar.
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  4. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

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    I've tried it, but not for me. I remember seeing church musicians (and one nun at my catholic high school) use the strap that way and thought that's the only way. When I started playing guitar in the 80's and trying it standing up, it just felt weird. My peripheral vision doesn't seem to like that line running down near my fretting hand/arm. Even tried it again this week on my type A mandolin...nope! My 6- and 12- acoustics duly received a strap button screwed into the neck heel, the mando being a type A has it old-school, under the fretboard/thin bit on the body (Google a Type A mandolin and maybe you'll see what I mean).
     
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  5. thunder58

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    .....and i'm sure she was right too :p
     
  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Same here
     
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  7. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

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    Actually Sister Jackie (Jacqueline) was really cool. NOT your typical nun teacher, if ya get my meaning. My dad, on the other hand, used to tell stories about the ruler on the knuckles, etc...
    /digression
     
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  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    All straps used to come with a string, like a shoelace, standard, back in the day.
    That style does keep neck dive at bay.
     
  9. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    I survived Catholic school. Nuns were either like your favorite aunt, or the polar opposite. I remember having to kneel on uncooked popcorn as a punishment, among other things.
     
  10. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

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  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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  12. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Great. I didn't even know about straps like that. Nor did I know about neck dive. To the internet for in depth research, lol.
     
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  13. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    But did you ever get the strap? And was it full length?
     
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  14. LeSainte

    LeSainte Gretschie

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    Exclusively.
     
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  15. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Got a razor strap used on my backside---and it was full length.
    I was out of grade school by the time I picked up a guitar. Got a full length strap with it, too.
     
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  16. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    They weren't uncommon up thru the folk music scene in the early 60's. Since then, they've kinda fallen out of favor. Probably something else you can blame on rock'n'roll.


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  17. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Amazing how formative the early years are.
     
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  18. toddfan

    toddfan Country Gent

    Mar 12, 2012
    Kansas
    I use one on my J-45 because I am afraid to drill a hole for a strap button near the heel or in the body.
     
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  19. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Yes I do, for my Washburn.

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    I'd always thought that was the only way for an accoustic. Didn't know that there exist barbarians who drill holes in an accoustic.
     
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  20. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    SoCal
    I had one with the tie on string when I had a 12 string Martin but quickly found out it didn’t work for me.
     
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