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Which end of the strap attaches to the back pin?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by miurasv, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. miurasv

    miurasv Strat-O-Master

    581
    Dec 1, 2010
    UK
    Silly question but is there a right way to connect the strap to a guitar. I ask because it seems more natural to have the thick end of the strap at the back and thin at the front. The only problem with this is that the buckle in the strap, although not that proud of the strap, comes into contact with the back of the guitar and could damage the finish. If it was attached to the front it won't touch the body of the guitar. What's the correct way? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Malikon

    Malikon Dark Cabaret

    Sep 2, 2009
    Chicago
    That's how I've always done it and seen it done.

    I'm not sure what you mean by the buckle in the strap. The buckle in my straps is on my back or near my shoulder usually.
     
  3. tims437

    tims437 Strat-O-Master

    699
    Mar 7, 2010
    Spring, TX
    I think it is personal preference. I have seen people do it both ways... but i like it with the thick part closest to the neck. When i do that i use the second hole (on the back), to put on first then the second one on and use the little loop, that is a result, for a place for the cord to go through. I will post pics in a sec...
     
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  5. Malikon

    Malikon Dark Cabaret

    Sep 2, 2009
    Chicago
    After reading the second reply I've got to say I think it depends on what kind of strap you're using. I have a feeling all 3 of us have different kinds of straps.

    Do what feels comfortable, there's no right or wrong answer.

    (*I am a big advocate of strap-locks however. Sucks when your guitar hits the floor.)
     
  6. dmuncaster

    dmuncaster Strat-O-Master

    749
    Jul 26, 2010
    Calgary, Canada.
    Skinny end on the front strap button? Seriously? Where do you put all your ammo then?

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  7. Bro Blue

    Bro Blue Strat-Talker

    171
    Dec 30, 2010
    Alabama
    Whichever is the most comfortable.
     
  8. busted-e-again

    busted-e-again Strat-Talker

    276
    Jun 24, 2009
    swnw
    The adjustment buckle side should be on the bottom button of the guitar. With most straps, putting the strap on backwards would put the buckle on your shoulder, not comfortable. Where the adjustment buckle actually ends up on the strap length will depend on how long a strap you get and how low you sling your axe. If you are a hung to the knees knuckle dragger, and you are afraid the buckle will rash up your guitar body, you could look for a longer strap.
     
  9. tims437

    tims437 Strat-O-Master

    699
    Mar 7, 2010
    Spring, TX
    I agree!!! Never happened to me though... luckily:p

    I also like strap locks and for the method i stated, you have to have them.
     
  10. sevycat

    sevycat Custom Shop Cat Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 8, 2008
    Newark, DE
    I got to go with whatever works for the player. The hell with what looks cool, do what works for you and stick with it.
     
  11. Malikon

    Malikon Dark Cabaret

    Sep 2, 2009
    Chicago
    Ah likes ta wrap some clothsline 'round my git-tar pins. Holds'er right proper.

    *spits*
     

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