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    Default Where does the strap go on a Strad-o-lin (no end button)?

    My Strad-o-lin now sounds and looks good, but I don't know how to attach a strap to it. What do others do?
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    Default Re: Where does the strap go on a Strad-o-lin (no end button)?

    My Gibson A-jr doesn't have a strap button either, so I just play sitting down. I actually prefer that anyway, since sitting makes it easier to not rest the back of the instrument against my torso (which I find deadens the sound a bit, since the back can't vibrate freely).
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    Default Re: Where does the strap go on a Strad-o-lin (no end button)?

    When I owned a Stradolin I just played it with no strap. But I seem to recall the Strad tailpiece included a little channel that I always imagined was meant to take a piece of cord about the size of a shoe lace, and I assumed that players used to run a string or a leather thong through that channel and around to the peghead. I guess you'd secure the string at the tailpiece with a simple knot, and tie it up at the peghead with another knot. There's so little weight there that you don't really need a strap.

    The A-Jr. tailpiece could work the same way.

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    Default Re: Where does the strap go on a Strad-o-lin (no end button)?

    I see from a previous thread that some folks install one below the tailpiece. I may try that.
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    Default Re: Where does the strap go on a Strad-o-lin (no end button)?

    Take a look at this thread, two options.
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