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Nickie
07-28-2017, 06:57 AM
I have a pretty old uke strap on, and it is so soft on the ends that it keeps slipping off the button. I stuck a stretched paper clip over it, but it looks tacky, and I suppose it's only a matter of time before I poke myself with it. Somewhere I saw a website with one for sale, but I lost track of it before I could order it. Does anyone know of it?

bunnyf
07-28-2017, 07:09 AM
Hey Nickie, musicians friend sells strap locks. I have a soft leather strap that I can't trust either. I use it on my Bari that has a pickup Jack, so, I have an old cable though with a 90deg angle on it and I just cut off cable and stick it in the Jack and it works like a strap lock and it was free.

Nickie
07-28-2017, 07:13 AM
aha, thanks bunny! I shall search around here to see if there's a loose cable end, if not, I will try Musician's Friend or Elderly.

Croaky Keith
07-28-2017, 07:50 AM
I think this is what you were thinking of....

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?124722-Strap-stopper&highlight=strap+lock

Prattism@gmail.com
07-28-2017, 08:17 AM
Hi Nickie (From across the state)

Ten cent rubber washer from Home Depot does the job well, and looks good.

Tootler
07-28-2017, 08:47 AM
Hi Nickie (From across the state)

Ten cent rubber washer from Home Depot does the job well, and looks good.

That's what I use though from a different source being in the U.K. I actually got mine from eBay

Booli
07-28-2017, 09:18 AM
there's also this called 'Strap Keeper':

https://www.elderly.com//media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/k/sk1_2.jpg https://www.elderly.com//media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/k/sk1_5.jpg

http://www.elderly.com/strap-keeper-...dpin-jacks.htm (http://www.elderly.com/strap-keeper-strap-lock-for-instruments-with-large-endpin-jacks.htm)

Ukecaster
07-28-2017, 09:47 AM
Dunlop made/makes these little strap holders. I used them on acoustic guitars. You put strap on the strap buttons, then this over the strap, and turn the top to tighten it down. A Grolsch thingy would probably be just as good.

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Stagehand
07-28-2017, 10:56 AM
Hi Nickie,

Fender makes the washer things. Strap blocks.
Guitar Center has them. http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender/Strap-Blocks-4-Pack.gc.
If there is not one near you, I would be glad to pick some up and mail them to you.
I use them and they work well.

DownUpDave
07-28-2017, 11:31 AM
Nickie

Here is my best and cheapest McIver solution to the "loose, stretched strap hole"........Scotch Tape. Just pinch the strap slot together and wrap some tape around it. Never comes off now.

101845

Booli
07-28-2017, 11:40 AM
Nickie

Here is my best and cheapest McIver solution to the "loose, stretched strap hole"........Scotch Tape. Just pinch the strap slot together and wrap some tape around it. Never comes off now.

101845

LOL!

Dave that's GREAT!

Best example of Occams Razor I have ever seen in a real life musical use.

janeray1940
07-28-2017, 11:42 AM
If you or a friend is a beer drinker, you can use a Grolsch gasket (https://www.midwestsupplies.com/grolsch-gaskets). Or get a pack of these (http://www.ebay.com/itm/PACK-OF-8-BLACK-EPDM-RUBBER-GUITAR-STRAP-LOCKS-HIGH-QUALITY-MADE-IN-THE-USA-/201374233958?epid=1948602425&hash=item2ee2d6f566:g:CJcAAOSwU9xUSUk-) - the same seller has other color options as well.

Nickie
07-28-2017, 12:07 PM
Thank you bunny, Keith, Prattism, Geoff, Booli, Ukecaster, jane, Stagehand, Dave!
I found a soft washer and a cable end, and put them on with a hard washer too. It looks kinda funky, but it passed the hold test whilst picking and strumming wildly. (That's about the only way I can play, wildly)
I had tried a rubber band, ala Dave's method, but it broke during a jam session I was leading, unraveled, and went flying through space.
Then I was messing around in the tool shed (I have tools that I don't know how to use) and found a Dunlap set of universal strap holders, and will try to make something work out of that. If that fails, come payday, I'll order one of the actual guitar/uke ones.
But, so far, so good!

bariukish
07-29-2017, 05:48 AM
I've switched most of my strap buttons to the DAddiro elliptical strap button. This design eliminates the need for washers, clips. etc. Certainly a little more costly than washers,etc but, to me anyway, definitely worth the peace of mind I get when considering how I'd feel dinging my favorite Boat Paddle or Pono.