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    I had two disappointments yesterday. I bought three D'Addrario straps and half a dozen sets of strap lock buttons, but neither was any good. I don't know what D'Addario was thinking, but those straps must be made for a small child. The funny thing is they cost two dollars more than the 59" guitar straps.
    "D'Addario Planet Waves Polypropylene Ukulele Strap"

    The strap locks were from eBay - six sets. They seemed to be okay until I tried to put the strap on and take it off. The release button was very hard to pull, so there's too much of a chance of slipping and scratching the uke. Ironically, I bought the locks so that it would be easier putting the straps on and off.

    I could try again and buy the $20 locks, but I'm done with locks - and D'Addario straps.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
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    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
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    Flea soprano, C LW
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
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    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    Thanks. I've seen that Tapastring posted here before. I have the opposite problem. My straps tend to be tight going on and off, and I was looking for an easier way to get them on and off without the straps coming off on their own. Maybe I'll try a pair of these $23 Schallers.

    https://smile.amazon.com/Schaller-14...gateway&sr=8-4
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    Those Schallers are excellent, and I use them on all of my guitars. They would sure strike me as overkill on a uke, but they are very easy to mount and dismount, and are super secure, so it would seem to meet your needs.
    Blackbird Farallon Ekoa Tenor
    Beltona Songster Resonator Tenor
    Klos Carbon Fiber Tenor
    Magic Fluke Tenor Firefly Banjolele

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    I love the Schallers on my electric guitars and basses. I tried them on a couple of ukes but removed them. My uke straps fit well enough that they're easier to install and remove on their own than with the quick release. The Schallers also seemed pretty bulky on the small instruments, and they added enough bulk to the straps that I couldn't roll them up to fit in the case pockets well.

    You might want to try opening the strap hole a bit. Another option is an elliptical button (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005FKF3L6 ) which can make adding the strap a bit easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcy View Post
    I love the Schallers on my electric guitars and basses. I tried them on a couple of ukes but removed them. My uke straps fit well enough that they're easier to install and remove on their own than with the quick release. The Schallers also seemed pretty bulky on the small instruments, and they added enough bulk to the straps that I couldn't roll them up to fit in the case pockets well.

    You might want to try opening the strap hole a bit. Another option is an elliptical button (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005FKF3L6 ) which can make adding the strap a bit easier.
    Thanks for that. I think I'll leave well enough alone. I did have to open up some strap holes, but it's a fine line between large enough and too large.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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