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    This topic came up in another thread, and I'm reposting this here. There was a discussion about adding a strap button to a Clara.

    From Blackbird:

    "It is totally safe to put a second strap button. You can have us do it, or you can do it yourself. Please note wood screws cannot be used, and the damages made while putting the second pin will not be covered by our warranty."

    And later -

    "Wood screws have a history of not always holding when used with Ekoa. We use sheet metal screws. No. 6 size screw, 1/2" long."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    This topic came up in another thread, and I'm reposting this here. There was a discussion about adding a strap button to a Clara.

    From Blackbird:

    "It is totally safe to put a second strap button. You can have us do it, or you can do it yourself. Please note wood screws cannot be used, and the damages made while putting the second pin will not be covered by our warranty."

    And later -

    "Wood screws have a history of not always holding when used with Ekoa. We use sheet metal screws. No. 6 size screw, 1/2" long."
    Thanks for that info, Jerry!

    It would be nice if Blackbird put that on their own website, but at least it's here now. Hopefully it will help folks down the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cluze View Post
    Thanks for that info, Jerry!

    It would be nice if Blackbird put that on their own website, but at least it's here now. Hopefully it will help folks down the road.
    It will certainly help me. I'm not comfortable with the strap tied to the headstock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cluze View Post
    Thanks for that info, Jerry!

    It would be nice if Blackbird put that on their own website, but at least it's here now. Hopefully it will help folks down the road.
    It will certainly help me. I'm not comfortable with the strap tied to the headstock.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill1 View Post
    If you are going to drill a hole near the neck join heel area, consider just making a loop of cord and feed it through the hole from inside. It will be held in place by the knot inside the body, and you can fasten your strap to the loop instead of screwing on the strap pin. A loop of cord may cause less stress on the ekoa material than a metal screw.
    I have used this method on an OU that I have.
    Clever idea.
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