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pamelamama
08-15-2009, 03:20 PM
I sort of see a strap, but I don't see where it connects?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbKWYVR9178&feature=video_response

(Julia Nunes in the uketube concert)

I want to know where it attaches and by what method. I am preparing to play uke while teaching kindergarten, and I already don't have enough hands.

Please advise!

Kanaka916
08-15-2009, 03:40 PM
She has strap pins like these http://shop.mainlandukuleles.com/images/122746711994682532602.jpeg and if you look at .53 of the vid you'll see a little silver button at the neck where the strap is connected. The other pin is at the tailblock (bottom) of the ukulele.

pamelamama
08-15-2009, 03:49 PM
She has strap pins like these http://shop.mainlandukuleles.com/images/122746711994682532602.jpeg and if you look at .53 of the vid you'll see a little silver button at the neck where the strap is connected. The other pin is at the tailblock (bottom) of the ukulele.


Gotcha thanks. I hadn't considered a button in the neck. Makes me a little skeered, like frankenstein. I've been reading all the different solutions on the board. Decisions, decisions....

Playscool39
08-15-2009, 04:10 PM
Nice vid btw:cool:

Kanaka916
08-15-2009, 05:06 PM
You could opt for a strap like this http://shop.mainlandukuleles.com/images/123351983682011565877.jpeg . . . a classical guitar strap or a mandolin strap will also work. Just google search.

itsme
08-15-2009, 05:40 PM
You could opt for a strap like this http://shop.mainlandukuleles.com/images/123351983682011565877.jpeg . . . a classical guitar strap or a mandolin strap will also work. Just google search.
That works, but you would still need a strap button at the bottom end of the uke.

If you aren't comfortable doing it yourself, any reputable guitar shop should be able to install one for you for a nominal charge.

pamelamama
08-15-2009, 05:59 PM
I'm just scared of the whole permanent decision thing. This gal's solution is funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZoqsfFGGPY&feature=channel

Is that a string tied around??

Anyhow, she's so talented it makes me want to weep.

MisoHappy
08-15-2009, 06:14 PM
I'm sorry about changing the subject, but this was a great video! Dustin soooo had the best voice in there :D


And I hate it when someone butchers the pronunciation in front of hundreds of people. >:( It just turns the instrument back into a toy.

KC8AFW
08-15-2009, 06:56 PM
I'm just scared of the whole permanent decision thing. This gal's solution is funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZoqsfFGGPY&feature=channel

Is that a string tied around??

Anyhow, she's so talented it makes me want to weep.

The ol' shoestring strap is a good and cheap alternative if you are aprehensive of adding a strap button or two. Just tie it around the "waist" and neck. Check out Brother Sonny...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISIyhv8qIwI

seeso
08-15-2009, 07:59 PM
And I hate it when someone butchers the pronunciation in front of hundreds of people. >:( It just turns the instrument back into a toy.

It wasn't the pronunciation that was the bummer for me. It was the way he said it like he was going to throw up. We had to go on stage with the audience already against us. It wasn't too cool.

Capt Amazo
08-15-2009, 08:14 PM
It wasn't the pronunciation that was the bummer for me. It was the way he said it like he was going to throw up. We had to go on stage with the audience already against us. It wasn't too cool.

Well thankfully any apprehension the audience had was probably destroyed by y'alls fantastic performance. Solid work. :)

pamelamama
08-16-2009, 06:35 AM
It wasn't the pronunciation that was the bummer for me. It was the way he said it like he was going to throw up. We had to go on stage with the audience already against us. It wasn't too cool.

Yeah he was kind of an idiot. And there were NOT NEARLY enough shots of you, Seeso.

Lori
08-16-2009, 07:28 AM
I'm just scared of the whole permanent decision thing. This gal's solution is funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZoqsfFGGPY&feature=channel

Is that a string tied around??

Anyhow, she's so talented it makes me want to weep.

It's worth it to have a music store install the stap button(s) for you. I was like you, not liking the idea of holes drilled in my treasured uke. But I had it done, and have never regretted it. The shoelace method is helpful to test out the concept. But over time, I would be afraid of wearing off the finish in those areas. For the larger ukes you can attach at the heel of the neck. For soprano, attach at the headstock, with either a button or strap loop. Just make sure the strap doesn't interfere with your playing or tuning.

–Lori

pamelamama
08-16-2009, 08:00 AM
Thanks for the suggestions. I will make a decision eventually.
:p

nic579
08-16-2009, 10:35 AM
after that post of the girl with the string I tried that and it seems to work fine. Cheap too.

uk_e_punk
08-17-2009, 02:50 AM
I'm just scared of the whole permanent decision thing. This gal's solution is funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZoqsfFGGPY&feature=channel

Is that a string tied around??

Anyhow, she's so talented it makes me want to weep.

Ah Danielle! voice of an angel :)

Melissa82
08-17-2009, 03:42 AM
And I hate it when someone butchers the pronunciation in front of hundreds of people. >:( It just turns the instrument back into a toy.If I pronounce it "oo-koo-lele no one knows what I'm talking about... I don't see how you-koo-lele makes it sound like a toy. It's just the general English pronounciation of it. Tomato, tomatoe, potato, potatoe... it's all the same to me.

krabbers
08-17-2009, 05:03 AM
i made my strap out of a bootlace and some velcro it hold my fluke just right
i might do a tutorial

krabbers
08-17-2009, 05:06 AM
oh and the whole yookoolaylee thing

to me its sounds weird saying ookoolele its like im puting on an accent
so i say yook , sorry if it offends

just like when americans say aloominum
instead of aluminium

E-Lo Roberts
08-17-2009, 05:18 AM
I'm just scared of the whole permanent decision thing. This gal's solution is funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZoqsfFGGPY&feature=channel

Is that a string tied around??

Anyhow, she's so talented it makes me want to weep.

Hey, if you don't want to drill into your uke, maybe you could create a strap (0r belt) with some velco on it and then just slap some velco on the back of the uke. Stick the two together and I'm thinking perhaps it would hold it in place. Don't know, but if it worked you can always remove the velco later on with a bit of Gum Off solvent. It's pretty mild and won't take off the finish...e.lo...

Oops, didn't see krabbers boot lace trick. That would defiantly work!...

pamelamama
08-17-2009, 07:38 AM
Gummy stuff freaks me out more than drilling. I think I'll drill. Or, y'know, get a professional to do it. Getting close to a decision. :)

Matt Clara
08-17-2009, 07:59 AM
Gotcha thanks. I hadn't considered a button in the neck. Makes me a little skeered, like frankenstein. I've been reading all the different solutions on the board. Decisions, decisions....

I saw Victoria Vox last Thursday, and she had the buttons in the neck of her $5000 koaloha pineapple sundae...

pamelamama
08-17-2009, 06:05 PM
I did it! Two buttons in my Oscar Schmidt. I think this is going to help!

Bluke
08-17-2009, 06:12 PM
If you're tool impaired, any music store can install two strap buttons in five minutes. You'll be glad you did it.

For the fearful here, after the buttons are in place, you will never see the hole again and everything will look fine.