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Thread: Tenor Ukulele slipping

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    Default Tenor Ukulele slipping

    Hi Ukulele world,
    I just got my Cordoba 25T CE ( its a tenor Ukulele) in the mail today and I noticed right away how it was slipping from my arms, especially when I go to a D7 chord. Is this generally a problem with the Ukulele or my grip?
    A couple of years ago I had experience with a Kala concert Ukulele and I don't remember it slipping like this.
    Thank You!

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    You need to get a strap. I've installed strap buttons on many of my ukes, one on the heel of the neck, the other in the base of the body, like a guitar. Some people attach the strap to the head with a string.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    You need to get a strap. I've installed strap buttons on many of my ukes, one on the heel of the neck, the other in the base of the body, like a guitar. Some people attach the strap to the head with a string.
    What he said.

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    You might need to try a strap, as noted above.
    First though, maybe try some different playing positions. Watch some videos on youtube of how various people hold them and see if you can find a way that works for you.
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    Thank you for the replies! I don't really want to drill a hole in my brand new Cordoba Ukulele. IS there a non-drill option?

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    Hi guys, so It was a positioning problem for me. I brought the sound hole down towards my fretting hand. It will take some getting use to but it stays.
    Thanks anyway!

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    I've used some non slip grippy material on my lap, and I also masking taped piece to the back of the uke. Works great!

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    If you decide to use a strap the Mobius strap is an excellent drill free option.

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    If not a Mobius strap, there are uke strap options that grip through the sound hole (much like a classical guitar strap). D'Addario is introducing one at the NAMM convention soon. I've installed strap buttons on most of my ukes, but before I did that, this type of strap was fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Jesus View Post
    Thank you for the replies! I don't really want to drill a hole in my brand new Cordoba Ukulele. IS there a non-drill option?
    When I had the same problem I looked at the available options and wound up inventing my own solution. The Mobius Strap is the only no-drill strap I'm aware of that gives true hands-free support. You can check it out at http://www.mobiusstrap.com.
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