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Monkeyswithladders
04-25-2011, 09:01 AM
Hey all! In preparation for this summer, in which I plan to do a lot of camping/hiking/beach-bumming/tree-climbing/riding/etc with an ukulele on me, I wanted to put a strap on one so it could be easily thrown over my shoulder and onto my back for those times when I want my hands free but don't want to leave my uke behind.

The big problem I came across was that there wasn't a strap peg on the bottom of my uke. Instead of screwing one in (which I cringe at doing), I ended up devising a hemp strap that works really well and which I'm now quite proud of. So I thought I'd share a couple pictures in case anyone else would want to do the same for theirs.

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/4897/22303764259694883143005.jpg

http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/8784/21522964259698376143005.jpg

Here's the general idea as I drew it on paintbrush. Make the light green parts connect with slightly loose knots-- that way they can be shifted up and down to alter the snugness, which makes it easy to take the strap off and on.
http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/5630/ukestrap.jpg

Feel free to use my design to make one for yourself if you want :D

steelie211
04-25-2011, 09:16 AM
Very Cool. Great job on the strap!!! I bet those would sell like hot cakes.

ukuloonie
04-25-2011, 09:17 AM
a pretty nifty idea

mm stan
04-25-2011, 10:38 AM
Aloha Monkeywithladders,
I always liked Macrame ukulele straps....they look soo cool...MM Stan

TCK
04-25-2011, 01:09 PM
Brilliant- looks pretty darn comfy too

OldePhart
04-25-2011, 01:18 PM
That's a pretty clever way to sling a pinapple shape. Hourglass shape you can sling pretty easily using a simple "ghetto strap" but that's the first "no-touchy" solution I've seen for a pinapple (except for the ones with the clip to fit in the soundhole, I suppose).

Tudorp
04-25-2011, 01:18 PM
That is pretty cool and resourceful. And, after a long day ukin in the park, you can smoke a few stray strands of your strap and relax and chill.. ;)

ConspiracyUkeist
04-25-2011, 08:39 PM
That is pretty cool and resourceful. And, after a long day ukin in the park, you can smoke a few stray strands of your strap and relax and chill.. ;)

LOL! That's a nice strap.

lovinforkful
04-26-2011, 03:56 AM
Very cool! I wish I could still crochet or macrame.

flea_bitten
04-26-2011, 04:22 AM
Smokin'... :D

CurlyKoaWithKonaCoffee
04-26-2011, 08:24 AM
Excellent! :)

bunnyrawr
04-26-2011, 08:28 AM
You're a genius! :D

Forgive me though, what's a ghetto strap?

Sweeper
04-26-2011, 04:08 PM
Great idea. I've been wanting a strap, but also didn't want to add a strap button. I'm going to try this.

Lori
04-26-2011, 05:49 PM
You're a genius! :D

Forgive me though, what's a ghetto strap?
I believe they mean a shoelace tied with one end around the head stock behind the nut, and the other tied like a belt around the waist of the sound box under the strings and across the sound hole.
–Lori

Brad Bordessa
04-26-2011, 06:44 PM
Super sick and smart.

Where does one get hemp? It's illegal in the states because of some idiot who didn't do his homework. The stuff can be used for everything though (evidently).

scubatrevor1024
04-26-2011, 10:01 PM
Dang!!! Thats looks awesome! Nice work. I would pay money for that!

ChelsTron
02-20-2016, 03:57 PM
Hello! I saw this site posted on Pinterest and was so excited to see the photos on how to make this strap! Unfortunately, the pictures aren't located here, there's just a little symbol...Any chance you still have them and could repost the pics? I really love this idea, it's exactly what I am looking for! Thanks!

Chelsea

M3Ukulele
02-20-2016, 04:55 PM
Any chance you can provide a link. I'm interested in seeing strap but guess my gen iPad isn't supporting picture format? I'm signed in???
Thanks

Booli
02-20-2016, 05:00 PM
Hello! I saw this site posted on Pinterest and was so excited to see the photos on how to make this strap! Unfortunately, the pictures aren't located here, there's just a little symbol...Any chance you still have them and could repost the pics? I really love this idea, it's exactly what I am looking for! Thanks!

Chelsea

Hi Chelsea,

This thread is 8 yrs old so you might get a better response if you send a PM directly to Monkeyswithladders, which you can do by clicking on their name, and the little menu that comes up gives you the option to send a PM.

I've been on this forum for 3 yrs now and since I started I've not seen any posts from the OP.

Most of the time photos are hosted on an external site, and if removed from there, they will not show on UU any more.

Good luck!

-Booli

Booli
02-20-2016, 10:39 PM
Any chance you can provide a link. I'm interested in seeing strap but guess my gen iPad isn't supporting picture format? I'm signed in???
Thanks

Likely nothing is wrong with your iPad.

See my previous post. This thread is 8 yrs old and likely the picture has been deleted or lost. I see no picture either. I have not seen the OP on UU since I started in April 2013.

M3Ukulele
02-21-2016, 03:25 AM
Got it! Thanks Booli. I was in a hurry when I read this and did not notice the date.

Booli
02-21-2016, 08:46 AM
Got it! Thanks Booli. I was in a hurry when I read this and did not notice the date.

No problem. Glad to help. Also, don't feel bad about not noticing the date. That happened to me a lot when I first joined UU and would do a search on a question I had, found a thread, posted to it, and only later realized it was a very old thread.

However, I saw via the kind generosity of others here on UU, that then-currently active members replied to the thread and all was good.

Later on, I came across a term for this phenomena, i.e., posting to a very old thread, and someone coined the phrase 'necroposting'. Sounds creepy, but I think that's what's happened here...

Anyway...I'd think that Etsy might have some hemp uke/mando/guitar straps that are handmade if you are interested...that'd be the first place I'd look...:)

ChelsTron
02-21-2016, 05:38 PM
Hi Chelsea,

This thread is 8 yrs old so you might get a better response if you send a PM directly to Monkeyswithladders, which you can do by clicking on their name, and the little menu that comes up gives you the option to send a PM.

I've been on this forum for 3 yrs now and since I started I've not seen any posts from the OP.

Most of the time photos are hosted on an external site, and if removed from there, they will not show on UU any more.

Good luck!

-Booli


Thanks for the speedy response! I will PM him for sure :)

Chelsea

davijeong
04-26-2016, 03:59 AM
too bad the images aren't loading :/ it seemed like an awesome strap, but apparently the links are broken..

PhilUSAFRet
04-26-2016, 04:21 AM
Smokin'... :D

Pun intended? LOL

UkerDanno
04-26-2016, 05:00 AM
http://www.hemptraders.com/product-p/wb03.htm

and you can get hardware from REI or your local hardware store and maybe have the local shoe repair shop sew on some leather ends...

Lori
04-26-2016, 06:27 AM
I have leather ends (http://shop.ukeleash.com/Button-Adapter-for-Guitar-Style-Strap-BA-GGS.htm) you can use for half inch wide straps. You can make your own and sew or rivet to laser cut leather ends.
ĖLori

Jackiewun
02-27-2018, 06:20 AM
I donít see any directions for this

WestyShane
02-27-2018, 09:03 AM
I donít see any directions for this

Because there are none.

As discussed just a few posts above, the original, 10-year old post only had photos which are no longer viewable.