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UkuleleHan96
03-15-2013, 08:30 AM
Hey everyone :)

I am thinking abut getting a strap for my uke...anyone recomend any?

What your thoughts on using a strap for your ukulele?

DaleR
03-15-2013, 08:39 AM
I use one with my uBass and sometimes with my baritone:
http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/ukulele-sound-hole-hook-strap

The Big Kahuna
03-15-2013, 08:44 AM
Go to the UU search I created in the link below, and type "Strap". It only searches UU.

http://www.google.co.uk/cse/home?cx=006086160372685481724:y43bmh-bwgc

UKEonomics
03-15-2013, 09:01 AM
Don't know if this will aid you in your search, but here (http://ukeonomics.blogspot.com/2013/01/ukulele-straps.html) ya go. I like the Uke Leash since it doesn't dampen the soundboard.

Good luck!

kdmccullum
03-15-2013, 09:07 AM
This is the one I use.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Deluxe-Ukulele-Strap-Brown-1-Inch-Nylon-Web-with-Leather-Neck-Pad-by-LM-/321075090363?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item4ac19113bb

But to be honest, I don't use it much anymore. If I am standing with my tenor then it comes in handy but sitting down I don't need it. And the soprano is so light I don't use it for that. It helps when learning bar chords but eventually you get to a point where you don't need it as much.

chrimess
03-15-2013, 10:17 AM
http://www.mobiusstrap.com/ It's an incredibly smart concept.

UkeKiddinMe
03-15-2013, 10:26 AM
http://www.mobiusstrap.com/ It's an incredibly smart concept.

I just ordered a Mobius. Looks like a winner.

mds725
03-15-2013, 10:32 AM
I use a Uke Crazy strap (http://kala-gear.hostedbyamazon.com/COTTON-UKULELE-STRAP-K-STPC-BK-BLACK/dp/B007KONYHU?field_availability=-1&field_browse=5018897011&field_product_site_launch_date_utc=-1y&id=COTTON+UKULELE+STRAP+K-STPC-BK+BLACK&ie=UTF8&refinementHistory=subjectbin&searchNodeID=5018897011&searchPage=1&searchRank=salesrank&searchSize=12), but it requires installing a strap button at the bottom of the lower bout of the ukulele (unless you have a plug for electronics there). I had my strap buttons installed by profesioonal luthiers.

Freeda
03-15-2013, 10:36 AM
I have a mandolin strap for my tenor (had to punch more holes in it) and a uke thong that I don't really use any more. Now that I'm a more aggressive player I've been known to knock it right off the soundhole!

AndrewKuker
03-15-2013, 11:39 AM
Go to the UU search I created in the link below, and type "Strap". It only searches UU.

http://www.google.co.uk/cse/home?cx=006086160372685481724:y43bmh-bwgc

Wo, that's cool! Holy crap 5,090 results! We must have talked about this before,lol. Well, all I know is if you want to play like this girl you gotta use a souldier strap. Handmade by some really cool kids in Chicago. Oh, the checker one seems to work best for looping-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Uug6jU75L0&feature=share&list=UU-a9JZBfn4tkk4Dz4Ifg1Kg

SailQwest
03-15-2013, 12:02 PM
My honey and I have straps on all but our CBU. Mostly mando straps, but a couple of guitar straps for the bigger/heavier ukes. A Souldier strap was my latest strap acquisition. :D

cantsing
03-15-2013, 12:20 PM
I struggled to get comfortable with my first uke and finally bought a Uke Leash, which made a world of difference for me. When I got a new uke with a strap button, I bought an adapter to convert the Uke Leash half strap to a full strap that I still use quite often.

specialk13
03-15-2013, 01:21 PM
You can have a nice leather strap made to your desired length by Lakota Leathers as well. They do awesome work, I have one for a mandolin and it has lasted for years so I think the cost was justified in my case. Here's a link to their site:

http://www.lakotaleathers.com/products/mandolin/

Youkalaylee
03-15-2013, 02:15 PM
I got one on eBay from the Essex music store, its awesome highly recommend, its white with black musical notes on. It's for ukes with buttons to attach the strap to. Handmade. :)

UkeKiddinMe
03-15-2013, 03:01 PM
Wo, that's cool! Holy crap 5,090 results! We must have talked about this before,lol. Well, all I know is if you want to play like this girl you gotta use a souldier strap. Handmade by some really cool kids in Chicago. Oh, the checker one seems to work best for looping-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Uug6jU75L0&feature=share&list=UU-a9JZBfn4tkk4Dz4Ifg1Kg

Wow. Can it get any more beautiful than that?

Katz-in-Boots
03-15-2013, 04:50 PM
I've got a couple of uke leashes, and I like the banjo style headpiece on my Kanilea concert. My new uke, KoAloha slimline concert doesn't need a strap because it's so light & easy to hold.
I recommend the uke leash though.

devvyleys
03-15-2013, 05:06 PM
I've got a uke leash that I got and still use with my first uke. For my new KoAloha I got a strap from an Etsy store and it's a very nicely made and good-looking strap. She was very quick to respond to my questions as well. Here's the link to the particular strap I got: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/117599776?utm_source=transaction&utm_medium=trans_email&utm_campaign=purchase_buyer

Briangriffinukuleles
03-15-2013, 07:29 PM
I picked several of these up on a trip to Mexico before I got into ukuleles. They are cotton woven belts, soft, colorful and I think really happy and fun, just like your uke. I tie a round shoe lace to one end to tie around the headstock between the tuners, the other end I tie a piece of leather in which I have cut a hole and a slice to go over the button of the MiSi pickup, or any other button you have. You can adjust the length to what you want by just folding a section and sewing it together. if you have a friend headed to Mexico have him pick up a few, they only cost a buck or two and you see them everywhere. If you get more than you need send them to me. I want some more, I love them.50357

Hochapeafarm
03-15-2013, 08:39 PM
That is a great idea for a strap, Brian! Never seen that done before -- I actually have a couple of those belts I bought in Boulder, CO during college...which, for me, was a long time ago. ;-) I will have to dig those belts out and put them back into service once again! :-)


I picked several of these up on a trip to Mexico before I got into ukuleles. They are cotton woven belts, soft, colorful and I think really happy and fun, just like your uke. I tie a round shoe lace to one end to tie around the headstock between the tuners, the other end I tie a piece of leather in which I have cut a hole and a slice to go over the button of the MiSi pickup, or any other button you have. You can adjust the length to what you want by just folding a section and sewing it together. if you have a friend headed to Mexico have him pick up a few, they only cost a buck or two and you see them everywhere. If you get more than you need send them to me. I want some more, I love them.50357

poppy
03-16-2013, 02:17 AM
http://www.thebaileystrap.com/
I have a half dozen guitar straps i have used , a uke lease , another similar to the leash, forget the name.
The bailey mandolin sstrap is the classiest of the bunch and all I use anymore , very nice gentleman to work with too.

Sporin
03-16-2013, 03:22 AM
I use, and really like, the Guitar-style strap from UkeLeash: http://ukeleash.com/mini_Guitar_Style_Strap.html

http://ukemafia.com/ukeleash/

bnolsen
03-17-2013, 04:17 PM
Today I went to the army/navy surplus store and grabbed a 1" wide 6' strap and wrapped it around my new lanikai bari under the strings behind the hole and under the curve, over my left shoulder and down around my right arm. Seems to hold up nicely. Yeah I just ripped off a new strap type but I walked out the door with it for 2.90USD with taxes. You'll want the full 6 ft and then trim/melt the end to fit if desired. I suspect I'll go grab another couple of these later.

itsme
03-17-2013, 04:25 PM
I don't recommend the thong style straps that hook into the soundhole from below and exert outward pressure on the soundboard, especially if it's a solid top.

DHutto
03-18-2013, 11:51 AM
Go with Uke Leash... You can hardly go wrong! If you're looking for a sound hole hook "Willie Nelson" style... Uke Thong is a good purchase as well. But Uke Leash is easy to use and won't tamper with the sound of the instrument by putting pressure on the body. And you can also get extra headstock straps and use the same leash on different ukes!

Hope this helps!

Mivo
03-18-2013, 12:24 PM
I got my Uke Leash just today and it is both simple and awesome! I did fine when sitting, but when standing I had trouble with the tenor. In retrospect, I'd go for the leather version. There's probably no way to figure out what you like best without trying the different choices (leash, thong and Mobius strap -- on my!), but they are all inexpensive anyway. (I won't hook anything into my sound hole, but might try the Mobius strap at some point).

This discussion makes ukulele playing sound so naughty! ;)

chrimess
03-18-2013, 01:28 PM
+1 on The Mobiusstrap.

ichadwick
03-19-2013, 12:38 AM
Lori's uke leash is tops:

ukeleash.com/ (http://ukeleash.com/)

Have a few of them. great products.

mrsphotobug
03-19-2013, 05:09 AM
Does anyone know where you can find one like Jake uses:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/7119578265_e20908e55f_z.jpg

It seems this one can't do any damage to the top, since the attached area is distributed over a bigger surface.

Tootler
03-19-2013, 05:43 AM
I have a uke leash and it's very effective. I did find after a while that I could manage without it, though if I ever got a tenor I would probably use it again.

I got another plus the strap button attachment for my U-Bass as I had problems attaching the strap that the shop supplied with the U-Bass. Works fine.

DannyPham
03-20-2013, 06:15 PM
Does anyone know where you can find one like Jake uses:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/7119578265_e20908e55f_z.jpg

It seems this one can't do any damage to the top, since the attached area is distributed over a bigger surface.

Apparentky his was custom made