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pixiepurls
03-25-2014, 04:45 PM
https://www.etsy.com/listing/93478314/gold-sequined-glovely-guitar-strap?ref=related-6

I want it so bad, gonna have to save up for it! I sell knitting patterns online (PDF) and those fund my etsy.com purchases... hopefully some people will buy more patterns soon so I can buy one of these lovelies. SO pretty all of the ones from copper peace. They have a neat camp/snack looking one and a tartan one too.

itsme
03-25-2014, 05:09 PM
Why? Personally, I think it's oversized for a uke, and frankly, rather gaudy for my tastes.

I don't use a strap, as I mainly play seated, but my choice would be something thinner and less glitzy.

But to each their own. Good luck with selling your knitting patterns. :)

pixiepurls
03-25-2014, 05:23 PM
It is gaudy thats why I like it lol! I just think its FUN! I am not sure about over-sized you are probably right.. I think its CRAZY but I love it. They have some other under-stated ones though! I want something that LOOKS like a guitar strap, I am fine with it being thinner but I want sequins :P

I think most of the uke straps look a little weird and a lot of the patterns are so dated. I wouldn't mind something fresh and fun. This would be for my baritone though not like a soprano, would def be over kill on a soprano! :)

fretie
03-25-2014, 05:53 PM
Love that strap! I think it would look great on a baritone!

Leigh Coates
03-25-2014, 07:29 PM
I love it! I'd use it.... no problem!

I have a beaded guitar strap done in red, yellow and turquoise, and at the moment it's on my Larrivee parlour guitar. I've considered using it on my tenor uke though.

Leigh Coates
03-25-2014, 07:31 PM
I like this one too: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/127709261/portland-plaid-limited-edition-banjo?ref=listing-shop-header-2

janeray1940
03-25-2014, 07:45 PM
Yeah, a strap that size would be overkill on a soprano, but - nothing wrong in general with using a strap on a soprano. I do it on all of mine - I like having the freedom to play standing up, and as far as I'm concerned it's just a tool that enables me to play better. Who cares if it's not traditional, certainly not me :)

For a less-substantial strap, I'd recommend searching for mandolin straps, either on Etsy or elsewhere. I've seen some pretty cool ones on Etsy (this one (https://www.etsy.com/listing/130808117/musical-note-ukulele-mandolin-strap?ref=shop_home_active_14) has been tempting me) but I'm sticking with my boring old Levy's Leathers mando straps for now - this (http://www.levysleathers.com/product;cat,815;item,346;Mandolin-Straps-M19PR) is the one I usually buy.

kohanmike
03-25-2014, 08:57 PM
I like a very thin and flexible strap so I bought a Levy's Leather cloth mandolin strap, then added a Martin strap button extender opened full. I pulled open the built-in loop on the strap and used a simple key ring to meld them together. I slip the short fob onto my A string tuner on the head and added strap buttons to the heal of all my ukes for the other end. The strap is very adjustable.

http://www.fairfax67.com/images/uke strap.jpg

mds725
03-25-2014, 09:42 PM
I'm partial to these.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherrinsThreads?page=2

bazmaz
03-25-2014, 10:09 PM
I like the design, but too don't like fat straps on a uke - too cumbersome.

Now on my Strat on the other hand.....

Hammond
03-26-2014, 12:14 AM
Lovely strap. Good luck to your knitting patterns selling and get your dream strap soon.

Interesting is that I personally think the other way. uke straps are too thin and not comfy. Guitar straps are more comfortable and looks good on a tenor. I have seen many players use guitar strap on their uke, no problem.:)

sirwhale
03-26-2014, 01:12 AM
I have got both of mine from this lady:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MBCCustom?ref=l2-shopheader-name

and love them both. Although she seems to have sold all her nice ukulele straps. Lots of good stuff on etsy

savagehenry
03-26-2014, 01:18 AM
I would like to get a strap from Feedbackstraps (http://feedbackstraps.com/), they look really great.

Hms
03-26-2014, 01:50 AM
Neotech mandolin strap has the best of both worlds. 1cm strap with a neoprene shoulder pad.
Here: http://neotechstraps.com/mandolin-strap.html
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Icelander53
03-26-2014, 04:01 AM
https://www.etsy.com/listing/93478314/gold-sequined-glovely-guitar-strap?ref=related-6

I want it so bad, gonna have to save up for it! I sell knitting patterns online (PDF) and those fund my etsy.com purchases... hopefully some people will buy more patterns soon so I can buy one of these lovelies. SO pretty all of the ones from copper peace. They have a neat camp/snack looking one and a tartan one too.

I agree it's beautiful and to my tastes which runs to more plain usually not at all gaudy. You have good taste imo. As to the cost? TOO MUCH!:wtf:

Unless you're loaded.

RichM
03-26-2014, 04:16 AM
I fell in love with an expensive, high-end leather guitar strap when I first started playing in my early teens. My aunt indulged me and bought it for me as a birthday gift. 35 or so years later, I still use that strap and it doesn't look much worse for wear. Good stuff is worth the money.

Icelander53
03-26-2014, 04:17 AM
Very good point. As long as it is really well made.

BlueLatitude
03-26-2014, 04:24 AM
Pixiepurls, I have some gold sequinned fabric with really cool SQUARE sequins. I'd be happy to send you a piece if you think you'd like to try to make your own.

pixiepurls
03-26-2014, 04:39 AM
I love it! I'd use it.... no problem!

I have a beaded guitar strap done in red, yellow and turquoise, and at the moment it's on my Larrivee parlour guitar. I've considered using it on my tenor uke though.

oh post pics!

pixiepurls
03-26-2014, 04:45 AM
For a less-substantial strap, I'd recommend searching for mandolin straps, either on Etsy or elsewhere. I've seen some pretty cool ones on Etsy (this one (https://www.etsy.com/listing/130808117/musical-note-ukulele-mandolin-strap?ref=shop_home_active_14) has been tempting me) but I'm sticking with my boring old Levy's Leathers mando straps for now - this (http://www.levysleathers.com/product;cat,815;item,346;Mandolin-Straps-M19PR) is the one I usually buy.

Will a mandolin strap work for sure on mine? I am going to just get the bottom button put on my ukes, will that work with the mandolin ones for sure? I didn't look because I thought they wouldn't work.



Lovely strap. Good luck to your knitting patterns selling and get your dream strap soon.

Interesting is that I personally think the other way. uke straps are too thin and not comfy. Guitar straps are more comfortable and looks good on a tenor. I have seen many players use guitar strap on their uke, no problem.:)

I have neck issues and wider I think would be better because I don't want something digging into my shoulder! :D I still think i should get my sparkly one!!! :D

If anyone knits and wants to help fund my strap haha! http://www.ravelry.com/designers/brandy-fortune there is my pattern shop :D (shameless for a strap!)

pixiepurls
03-26-2014, 04:48 AM
I agree it's beautiful and to my tastes which runs to more plain usually not at all gaudy. You have good taste imo. As to the cost? TOO MUCH!:wtf:

Unless you're loaded.

HAHAHA! yeah the price is insane. I did a search though and there are SOME other sequin guitar straps but they are mostly gaudy. I found a really cool camera strap that would be perfect but of course its not long enough but it wasn't cheap either.

The person who designed it did a nice job and I guess can charge a premium because there is nothing as nice out there! I should just figure out how to make some myself and sell them hah! No, no I don't want to do that I would rather play ukulele :)


Pixiepurls, I have some gold sequinned fabric with really cool SQUARE sequins. I'd be happy to send you a piece if you think you'd like to try to make your own.

You are so sweet! I can sew but I don't think I'd ever actually get around to it. Thank you though :D

I have so many unfinished projects I need to work on! I seem to go into hibernation for winter...

janeray1940
03-26-2014, 05:48 AM
Will a mandolin strap work for sure on mine? I am going to just get the bottom button put on my ukes, will that work with the mandolin ones for sure? I didn't look because I thought they wouldn't work.

I have neck issues and wider I think would be better because I don't want something digging into my shoulder! :D I still think i should get my sparkly one!!! :D



You could see if the seller could do a custom scaled-down sparkly one for uke :)

I only use the bottom buttons on my ukes. The mando straps that I buy come with a little "shoelace" attachment that attaches to the headstock. A few photos:

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I've also got neck issues (herniated discs on the left) and even worse, tactile sensitivity issues (I *hate* stuff that isn't super soft touching my skin) and these thin straps don't bother me at all. The only wider strap I've tried was a kids' polypropylene (I think) guitar strap, and that one was much more uncomfortable.

Ukejenny
03-26-2014, 05:55 AM
Neotech mandolin strap has the best of both worlds. 1cm strap with a neoprene shoulder pad.
Here: http://neotechstraps.com/mandolin-strap.html
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Neotech has really branched out since I first bought a sax strap years ago, but they were wonderful and comfortable even then.

Ukejenny
03-26-2014, 06:00 AM
https://www.etsy.com/listing/93478314/gold-sequined-glovely-guitar-strap?ref=related-6

I want it so bad, gonna have to save up for it! I sell knitting patterns online (PDF) and those fund my etsy.com purchases... hopefully some people will buy more patterns soon so I can buy one of these lovelies. SO pretty all of the ones from copper peace. They have a neat camp/snack looking one and a tartan one too.

I think those are gorgeous! I've been thinking of trying to crochet one that won't need to use a strap button.

BlueLatitude
03-26-2014, 06:07 AM
If anyone knits and wants to help fund my strap haha! http://www.ravelry.com/designers/brandy-fortune there is my pattern shop :D (shameless for a strap!)

You have some cute patterns there! No children here to knit for, though. :( (I'm BlueLatitude on Ravelry as well.)

Hms
03-26-2014, 07:07 AM
Will a mandolin strap work for sure on mine? I am going to just get the bottom button put on my ukes, will that work with the mandolin ones for sure? I didn't look because I thought they wouldn't work.




I have neck issues and wider I think would be better because I don't want something digging into my shoulder! :D I still think i should get my sparkly one!!! :D

If anyone knits and wants to help fund my strap haha! http://www.ravelry.com/designers/brandy-fortune there is my pattern shop :D (shameless for a strap!)

The Neotech strap comes with two leather tabs so you can use it with two strap pins, but also has a headstock look that you can loop around the uke headstock or the scroll on the mandolin.
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PhilUSAFRet
03-26-2014, 07:16 AM
I like mandolin straps for ukes, and some of the shorter, narrower guitar straps.

wildfire070
03-26-2014, 07:44 AM
I got this one and it's super soft and comfortable. https://www.etsy.com/listing/179607928/oatmeal-linen-solid-textured-ukulele?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_section_id=13756932&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

TG&Y
03-26-2014, 08:06 AM
Cool! Go for the Gold if that turns your screw. My favorite is a leopard skin (print - real I wish, as if) on a guitar strap for a Mainland Tenor. The wide is so comfortable, but it's a bitc...a bit difficult to fit in the case without some messing with. Bought five or six straps from an upholster member here that are on most of the rest of the ukes. I really like them too. They're wider than another member strap maker here and more comfortable and 'right' feeling, for me. I use the Martin strap button dealie on the headstock and like how those look and work, except too bad the button is plastic. Post a picture when you've saved your pennies.

TG&Y
03-26-2014, 08:13 AM
Dang, there's some nice ones there.


I'm partial to these.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherrinsThreads?page=2

pootsie
03-26-2014, 09:28 AM
Lots of cool options in this thread.

My mother in law made a strap for me out of Elephant hide. One of her customers got it on a legal safari. She can't sell the stuff but can make things for him with it and gave me that bit as a gift.

pixiepurls
03-26-2014, 09:32 AM
You could see if the seller could do a custom scaled-down sparkly one for uke :)

I only use the bottom buttons on my ukes. The mando straps that I buy come with a little "shoelace" attachment that attaches to the headstock. A few photos:

65222652236522465225

I've also got neck issues (herniated discs on the left) and even worse, tactile sensitivity issues (I *hate* stuff that isn't super soft touching my skin) and these thin straps don't bother me at all. The only wider strap I've tried was a kids' polypropylene (I think) guitar strap, and that one was much more uncomfortable.

Omgosh your ukulele is pretty! That strap is pretty nifty! I'll have to go check out some mando ones :)


I got this one and it's super soft and comfortable. https://www.etsy.com/listing/179607928/oatmeal-linen-solid-textured-ukulele?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_section_id=13756932&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

I love that one, totally classic.


Dang, there's some nice ones there.

Yeah they actually have one of the same strap materials as the sparkle lady on etsy. The red one I think looks very Hawaiian. https://www.etsy.com/listing/63252908/vintage-may-retro-leather-guitar-strap?ref=related-5

That would look seriously amazing on a kamaka tenor, guy or girl I think.

Leigh Coates
03-26-2014, 12:03 PM
My latest favourite uke strap is called a "Big Softy" and is made by Long Hollow. It's actually a mandolin strap. Soft, sticks to your shirt (so it doesn't slip around) and easy on the neck. Here's a link, if anyone is interested in seeing one: http://jazzmando.com/new/archives/001808.shtml

Leigh Coates
03-26-2014, 12:20 PM
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oh post pics!

I'll try...

pixiepurls
03-26-2014, 01:49 PM
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I'll try...

Very nice, size seems perfect with that uke!

Katz-in-Boots
03-26-2014, 03:45 PM
I use the neotech mandolin strap, it is very comfortable.

Can't say I'm attracted to the gold sequinned strap, though I do like some bling. Hmmmm, maybe I have a use for all those hot-fit swarovski crystals left over from when I used to make ice skating dresses...

flailingfingers
03-26-2014, 03:49 PM
My latest favourite uke strap is called a "Big Softy" and is made by Long Hollow. It's actually a mandolin strap. Soft, sticks to your shirt (so it doesn't slip around) and easy on the neck. Here's a link, if anyone is interested in seeing one: http://jazzmando.com/new/archives/001808.shtml

Do both ends work with a strap button? Hard to tell from the photos.

pixiepurls
03-26-2014, 04:03 PM
I use the neotech mandolin strap, it is very comfortable.

Can't say I'm attracted to the gold sequinned strap, though I do like some bling. Hmmmm, maybe I have a use for all those hot-fit swarovski crystals left over from when I used to make ice skating dresses...

I was totally thinking something similar, I should just buy a black strap and have at it! hehe!

Hammond
03-26-2014, 05:41 PM
I have neck issues and wider I think would be better because I don't want something digging into my shoulder! :D I still think i should get my sparkly one!!! :D

If anyone knits and wants to help fund my strap haha! http://www.ravelry.com/designers/brandy-fortune there is my pattern shop :D (shameless for a strap!)
I will pass to everyone around me see if someone needs the patterns.:) Wish you good health and good fortune.


I got this one and it's super soft and comfortable. https://www.etsy.com/listing/179607928/oatmeal-linen-solid-textured-ukulele?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_section_id=13756932&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

This one looks very nice! Not many thin straps attract me but this one does. It would killing my wallet very soon.

Leigh Coates
03-26-2014, 05:41 PM
Well, he makes one that does, because the one I have fits on two strap buttons. The straps in the picture seem to be or F-Style mandolins.


Do both ends work with a strap button? Hard to tell from the photos.

Lori
03-27-2014, 06:58 AM
For you DIY crafty people, I have a leather end piece you can use for half inch wide straps. If you need a different width, I can custom make some for you. I laser cut these out of leather myself, so I can do whatever I want, as long as I can draw it in the computer.
http://shop.ukeleash.com/Button-Adapter-for-Guitar-Style-Strap-BA-GGS.htm
–Lori

TG&Y
03-27-2014, 05:09 PM
--- Sigh...


Lots of cool options in this thread.

My mother in law made a strap for me out of Elephant hide. One of her customers got it on a legal safari. She can't sell the stuff but can make things for him with it and gave me that bit as a gift.

pixiepurls
03-27-2014, 05:34 PM
this thread shall STAY ON TOPIC! :P

flailingfingers
03-28-2014, 01:08 PM
Do both ends work with a strap button? Hard to tell from the photos.

Just got this reply from the supplier, Dietze Music:

The straps come with a leather thong that can be easily untied, and that yields a 2nd loop for putting on a strap button that's similar to the other end. They are made to be sold for either F-body or A-body with two strap buttons. I install a 2nd strap button at the heel on all my personal mandolins.

This is in reference to the Soft Mandolin strap mentioned earlier. You can get it at: "Dietze Music" in Nebraska. Real nice folks to work with. (strap only costs $15.99)

flailingfingers
03-29-2014, 02:49 PM
giving this thread a bump since I edited my last post.

pixiepurls
03-29-2014, 04:17 PM
giving this thread a bump since I edited my last post.

sweet, good to know :) I have to make an apt with my local shop to get strap buttons installed. Still hopping to save up for my sequin one! Right now I've got $25 in paypal! :) Only $50-ish more to go!