It would be nice to find a shoulder strap that can be easily adjusted for height, while it is in use.
I've looked everywhere I can think of, coming up with nothing so far.
Anybody know of one ?
I've found the Neotech Super Banjo Strap easy to adjust, maybe look into that?
Levy's Leathers and Deering both have padded cradle straps. I use a Conway buckle instead of the ties that come with them and can change the adjustment in just a few seconds. Conway buckles are cheap, ingeniously simple, and can be found at saddle shops and on Ebay.
I've ordered a neotech strap.
I like the conway buckle idea. I'm going to try this. I think I will see if they have one in plastic. I'm thinking a metal one might have the potential to scar the finish.
Mind if I ask:
What is the width you like to use
How do you set it up.
I use a 3/4" buckle and locate it on the bottom between the second and third hooks from the tailpiece. I set it up so both ends of the strap are rough side to rough side and come out of the same side of the buckle. Whatever contact there might be between the buckle and the banjo is minimal. The strap itself keeps the buckle from touching the tone ring. Tension when I wear it pulls the buckle up against the bead on the head and away from the flange.
Thanks. That is very smart.
I have a rifle sling that works the same way.
You can easily find webbing belts anywhere. Just look for one that
A) matches width of the slot on your shoulder pad, and
B) has a row of metal 'teeth' that can lock at any length, one-handed.
Don't bother with those that use a standard belt buckle.
The toothed kind can unclip and re-clip at any length on the webbing.
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