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Apr 8, 2021 - 9:15:45 AM
554 posts since 9/10/2003

A few years ago I saw an ad for a unique style of banjo strap. They were made by a husband and wife team. Somewhat similar to a slider strap, but instead of an X brace going across your back and shoulders, it actually brace itself against the small of your back. As I am getting older I find it harder To stand for any length of time playin an 11 pound banjo. I have tried different types of straps but to no avail. If anybody could remember the crafters who made the straps I’d be very appreciative.

Thanks,

Rick

Apr 8, 2021 - 1:40:39 PM
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568 posts since 2/6/2018

Rick: Didn't find where to purchase, but wanted to confirm if this is the style you are seeking?  https://patents.google.com/patent/US4630763A/en
Originally posted by stumpkicker

A few years ago I saw an ad for a unique style of banjo strap. They were made by a husband and wife team. Somewhat similar to a slider strap, but instead of an X brace going across your back and shoulders, it actually brace itself against the small of your back. As I am getting older I find it harder To stand for any length of time playin an 11 pound banjo. I have tried different types of straps but to no avail. If anybody could remember the crafters who made the straps I’d be very appreciative.

Thanks,

Rick


Apr 9, 2021 - 3:58:19 AM

554 posts since 9/10/2003

Nope, I don’t think that’s it. The people who made it and sold it they did in the 2010s. And I would guess they were early middle aged; so they wouldn’t have been doing it back in 1986 which is when the patent is dated.

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Apr 9, 2021 - 9:58:20 AM

605 posts since 2/26/2007

I believe the company was called Fifth Child. I tried this strap for a brief period, then sold it. My gut caused the banjo to tip forward. A thin person might have found it quite useful.

Here is my old ad... Fifth Child Strap

Edited by - FiveStringPop on 04/09/2021 09:59:59

Apr 9, 2021 - 1:04:49 PM

554 posts since 9/10/2003

That’s it! But no luck finding them online so far.

Thanks!

Apr 14, 2021 - 9:28:37 PM

605 posts since 2/26/2007

Here's an interesting thread from the past...

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