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Anyone besides me, love a Lakota Leathers strap on their banjo?

Sep 25, 2021 - 3:41:28 AM
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25 posts since 11/30/2012

I was turned onto Lakota Leathers straps by a friend and decided to buy one for my banjo. This is a very comfortable strap for use with a heavy banjo and it's strong too. I even ended up buying one for my guitar, mandolin and Dobro. These are very comfortable straps.

Sep 25, 2021 - 4:44:46 AM

texasdw

USA

11 posts since 3/5/2020

I love mine. One of the best things for me is that it's soft enough to fold neatly into a very tightly molded case without having to take it off the banjo.

I just (days ago) bought one for a mandolin I haven't even gotten yet! (...mandolin's on layaway but I'm amassing accoutrements while I anxiously await...)

Sep 25, 2021 - 4:47:06 AM
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DC5

USA

20347 posts since 6/30/2015

I love mine. It's a cradle strap that I originally had on my Sierra, but I still use it on the much lighter open back Rickard. Very comfortable.

Sep 25, 2021 - 6:53:45 AM

3971 posts since 9/21/2009

Best straps on the market IMO. I have them on 2 of my banjos and love them!

Sep 25, 2021 - 7:16:42 AM
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BruceS2

USA

30 posts since 12/30/2017

I love them! Have one on each banjo (4 now:)! I like the wrap around version. Only issue is the lock nuts that hold the ends together can work loose and fall out.

Sep 25, 2021 - 9:44:49 AM

25 posts since 11/30/2012

quote:
Originally posted by texasdw

I love mine. One of the best things for me is that it's soft enough to fold neatly into a very tightly molded case without having to take it off the banjo.

I just (days ago) bought one for a mandolin I haven't even gotten yet! (...mandolin's on layaway but I'm amassing accoutrements while I anxiously await...)


You may also like a Tone Gard for your mandolin and an arm rest. I have both items on my mandolin and it does help to keep the vibration of the instrument from being dampened by your belly and your arm while playing your mandolin. I also recommend a DAWG pick created by the great David Grisman. Those are some cool items to add to your mandolin arsenal.  

Edited by - Rays Pickin Shed on 09/25/2021 09:45:52

Sep 25, 2021 - 9:50:29 AM

25 posts since 11/30/2012

quote:
Originally posted by BruceS2

I love them! Have one on each banjo (4 now:)! I like the wrap around version. Only issue is the lock nuts that hold the ends together can work loose and fall out.


I  have a solution for this problem. I  have been using medium viscosity CA glue. You can use fingernail polish or use good old mechanics friend, LokTite. All you need is a tiny bit on the female threads at the tip of the opening or just apply some at the tip of the male threads tighten up the Chicago screws and let dry or hit it with as spray of accelerator if you use super glue and you are all set to go. This method works best for me with the Chicago screws, 

Sep 25, 2021 - 2:58:18 PM
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BruceS2

USA

30 posts since 12/30/2017

Thanks! Great tip, I'll do that. Hate to lose a banjo when a strap comes loose:(

Sep 25, 2021 - 9:35:28 PM

560 posts since 2/5/2014

I also love my Lakota straps. I have the cradles on my banjos, and got the guitar version as well for my dreadnought.
I did try a banjo 3 inch, and found it to be oddly wide and uncomfortable, but the 2 inch ones work well .

Sep 26, 2021 - 6:56:34 AM

194 posts since 11/28/2006

Love Lakota, currently have 2 banjo and 1 each for guitar, mandolin, and dobro.

Sep 27, 2021 - 6:32:08 AM

102 posts since 11/18/2014

Oh yes. Best straps ever. I have one on each banjo, both guitars and the mandolin.

When I first got it I worried that something that looked and felt insubstantial would not be comfortable on a heavy instrument. How wrong I was. By far and away the most comfortable way of supporting an instrument I have ever found.

Sep 27, 2021 - 6:56:44 AM
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OM45GE

USA

109239 posts since 11/7/2007

They are the best and nice folks too. We've got them on the banjo, guitars and mandolin.

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