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Rosspeterson1993
02-17-2011, 02:53 PM
so i just bought my first uke a makala kala and love it. but is there any way to mount or put on a strap without messing up the tone?

Paul Cote
02-17-2011, 03:09 PM
I use one of those 3M command things that has double sided tape on it instead of drilling a hole in it. Its a plastic hook and you get a pack of them at the hardware store.

roxhum
02-17-2011, 03:38 PM
Have you heard of the uke leash? Check it out here: http://ukeleash.com/

They work really well.

nancejo
02-17-2011, 03:45 PM
I purchased and installed buttons and then attached a chord I purchased as Jo-Anns Fabric. Quick, easy and solid.

I am afraid I will rip the sound hole with a hanger. I also don't like a strap up around the head stock. The middle of the bottom has enough wood to hold and the base of the neck works for the other attachment point. It doesn't affect sound at all. Just go easy with a drill bit just slightly smaller than the screw.

adam2180
02-17-2011, 04:43 PM
Just install a strap button, it wont hurt your uke at all. If you're nervous about it take it to a music store and let them do it.

ukeeku
02-18-2011, 03:13 AM
I have a few articles on this
Uke star straps http://ukeeku.com/2010/03/11/ukestar-ukulele-strap-review/
Uke Leash http://ukeeku.com/2010/12/19/uke-leash-review/
General article http://ukeeku.com/2009/07/09/ukulele-straps/

Sorry for the plug, they just seem like what you are looking for. good luck

docryf
02-18-2011, 03:58 AM
I use one of these.
It's really convenient for hooking the Uke on and off and it, so far, hasn't caused any problems with the sound-hole.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-CORD-STRAP-GUITAR-UKULELE-MANDOLIN-STRINGS-/390156723348?pt=UK_Guitar_Accessories&hash=item5ad7272494

I Ukulista
02-18-2011, 05:14 AM
I would fit a strap button. Be careful with some ukes.
There is not always a wooden block at the end to support a strap button.

SailingUke
02-18-2011, 05:36 AM
Just install a strap button, it wont hurt your uke at all. If you're nervous about it take it to a music store and let them do it.

drill baby drill !!
make a pilot hole first installing a button(s) is easy.
The uke leash is a great alternative.

rowjimmytour
02-18-2011, 06:29 AM
I was able to make my own for around $5.33 after visiting the local hardware store and looking at pictures of a popular strap sold on line.

Ambrosius
02-18-2011, 10:23 AM
drill baby drill !!
make a pilot hole first installing a button(s) is easy.
The uke leash is a great alternative.

That was my intension as well, but they looked rather fat for my small uke. I'm happy with the type classical guitarists normally use, a hook in the soundhole.

Ambrosius
02-18-2011, 10:25 AM
I use one of these.
It's really convenient for hooking the Uke on and off and it, so far, hasn't caused any problems with the sound-hole.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-CORD-STRAP-GUITAR-UKULELE-MANDOLIN-STRINGS-/390156723348?pt=UK_Guitar_Accessories&hash=item5ad7272494

Exactly that one, yes. Not detected any scratches or the like yet.

pepeananas
02-18-2011, 12:29 PM
I have one of these http://elderly.com/accessories/items/US6.htm but I really don't care for it. I would probably go for a leash or have a button installed on a larger model (I have a soprano). I had a strap button installed on my metal resonator for $15. It was pricey for what they did, but at least I didn't have to worry about screwing up my instrument.

SailingUke
02-18-2011, 12:37 PM
The thing I don't like about he classical strap (soundhole clip) is the false sense of security you get about your uke being held.
If you let go it unwraps and falls to the floor. With a leash the uke may swing, but it probably won't hit the floor.
I don't always use a strap, but it is nice to be hands free on occaision.

savagehenry
02-18-2011, 01:06 PM
drill baby drill !!
make a pilot hole first installing a button(s) is easy.
The uke leash is a great alternative.

If you install strap buttons, make sure you carefully drill the pilot hole/holes. It is tempting to skip this step and screw in the tiny screw. Do not skip, I had a friend crack the heal of his guitar that way.