where do you install your strap button ?

where do you install your strap button ?

Postby billyk » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:23 am

My Ibanez has it's strap button on the back of the neck where it joins the body and when I put a strap on the bass rolls forward.So the front to back balance is off . I am not putting any new holes in it tilo I hear from peoples expirences with strap buttons on acoustic bass's.
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Re: where do you install your strap button ?

Postby harleyyy » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:29 am

Why don't you just get an acoustic bass strap?

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Re: where do you install your strap button ?

Postby GonzoBass » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:06 am

I've got the same problem with my acoustic Ibanez
(first position is a reach when standing)
but have never thought of the different strap solution.

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Re: where do you install your strap button ?

Postby Rob Francis » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:31 pm

Roger (Sloom on here) made some extensions that looked interesting might ping him.
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Re: where do you install your strap button ?

Postby Golem » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:54 pm


Upper fret access doesn't mean shinola to me, and especially on an
acoustic, so I put my neck joint buttons facing forward and slightly
downward [downward retains the strap with neck at playing angle].

Frankly, flat top full body ABGs are ergonomic nightmares that don't
really deliver ... not like an acoustic geetar anywho ... ] so I avoid
them .... even the ones I own :-/

My Washburn AB20 is a pretty good compromise between a thinline
and a full body. It's a sorta "half depth" acoustic, with non-nightmare
ergonomics [still not hugely player-friendly, tho]. I also keep a Mike
Kelly full body around .... cuz it's cheap and it reminds me to never
spend REAL money on a full body AGB [which it happens to be].


The Takamine B10 in my avatar is huge, has a 34" scale and fits into a
cello case with no room to spare. But it's not a flat top and is actually
a 34" upright. Altho I did put strap buttons on it, they are located to
let it hang in upright position. Being a true URB, rather than a flat top
geetar wearing fat strings, it's voice is worth the effort of playing it.



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