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    Quote Originally Posted by Another Ukulele View Post
    Perhaps I’m just too California ‘New Age’, but to me, a musical instrument is a beautiful ‘living’ entity and cutting or drilling into it is almost scacreligious.
    I used to feel the same way, but now I don't hesitate to get out my drill and start drilling holes. I try to match the buttons to the uke. Don't the holes make it a bit lighter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUpDave View Post
    I have looked at these before and think they are brilliant. But all my pick ups are active and when you plug a cable end in they turn on. I am assuming this would happen with these and seeing as I keep my straps attached 24/7 it would kill the battery. Maybe the plastic end pin doesn’t turn the pick up on, can anyone confirm this. With passive pick ups there would be no issue

    Just like Rafter Girl I have been using Tapastring Strapkeeper on my ukes and guitars and they work great.
    Looks like lots of customers had that question on Amazon. Most of the answers say no, because it's plastic. But the answer given by the Strap Jack manufacturer was a little vague......it shouldn't activate the battery on most pick-ups, but there are a few pick-ups that it will. That uncertainty, especially with a MiSi that works differently than a battery powered active pick-up, would worry me. No guesswork with the Tapastring Strap keeper.
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    When you use the StrapJack, I don't think you can plug in your amp at the same time.

    I thought this is a clever strap button that screws onto the jack thread.

    MusicNomad Acousti-Lok Strap Lock Adpater for Metric Output Jacks for Acoustic Guitars

    https://smile.amazon.com/MusicNomad-...%2C175&sr=8-19

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenn2018 View Post
    When you use the StrapJack, I don't think you can plug in your amp at the same time.

    I thought this is a clever strap button that screws onto the jack thread.

    MusicNomad Acousti-Lok Strap Lock Adpater for Metric Output Jacks for Acoustic Guitars

    https://smile.amazon.com/MusicNomad-...%2C175&sr=8-19

    Acoousti-Lok.jpg
    Yes, but...

    "Will NOT fit standard thread jacks (FISHMAN, SWITCHCRAFT) or TAYLOR EXPRESSIONS System. Other Acousti-Lok part numbers are compatible with these designs"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenn2018 View Post
    When you use the StrapJack, I don't think you can plug in your amp at the same time.

    I thought this is a clever strap button that screws onto the jack thread.

    MusicNomad Acousti-Lok Strap Lock Adpater for Metric Output Jacks for Acoustic Guitars

    https://smile.amazon.com/MusicNomad-...%2C175&sr=8-19

    Acoousti-Lok.jpg
    Good point. The Strap Jack doesn't allow you to use the pick-up. With the Tapastring Strap Keeper, the end pin of the pick-up is fully accessible. They make two sizes, so it fits most pick-up end pins. No metal parts. The part that loops through your strap & connects to your uke is a faux leather type fabric. The clip that locks it to the end pin is plastic, but it doesn't really touch the uke. It just locks on the end pin. Here's a picture.
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    As I understand it the idea behind the strap jack is that you don't need the strap jack when you're plugged in. The plug itself will do pretty much the same job.

    The acousti-lock allows using a quick release lock on the acoustic jack. This will add bulk to a system that's already too bulky (IMO) for a uke. I have one waiting at home to install on my guitar. Amazon has free returns on it so it's easy to confirm the size.

    Unfortunately, Tapastring only makes one size now. They've discontinued the "Tapastring Two" that fits Taylor guitars. That probably won't make a difference for ukes.

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