F-Style, Hangmans' noose on the tailpiece end;any color other than pink!
As for "over the shoulder" I'm only 6 months in to playing the Mando. I see a lot of "Bill Monroe 'look-a-likes'" slinging it over one shoulder:
a) I tried the "over one shoulder" thing and found
that I felt as if the strap was going to slip
b) I'd rather SOUND like "Bill" than look like him.
c) I've always slung my guitar strap over two
shoulders, that's the way I'm most comfortable.
(I wonder if Bill slung HIS guitar strap over one
Dunno who started the "one shoulder" deal, but I'd like to know the rational. Maybe it is easier to play the mando that way? For now I'll keep sitting.
Actually, at the Jams I go to monthly, I find that if I want to stand, the mando ain't all that heavy, but til I get an arm rest, I'm sure I'm muffling the sound some.
P.S. "No offense intended in any way, shape or form, to Bill Monroe or any "one shoulder" players"(in case AlanN is reading this and lookin to pick a fight again).
Music is not the most important thing in life, but it sure is at the top of the list!! -SC
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