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Dec 6, 2021 - 9:39:45 PM
11 posts since 9/23/2021

Hello friends,
So, I recently bought a used banjo, and in the case, there came this strap. It looks more like a guitar strap, and there is no visible way to attach it to the banjo. I've been looking at buying two leather headstock adapters (like people used to use) and using those to attach it to the body, but I was hoping to pick your collective brains for some wisdom on what the heck it is, how to attach, and how to move forward.

Dec 6, 2021 - 9:40:25 PM

11 posts since 9/23/2021

And here is the photos of the strap, figured that might be important




 

Dec 6, 2021 - 10:05:07 PM
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Paul R

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15404 posts since 1/28/2010

You can attach it with Chicago bolts. Just make a second hole and wrap the strap around a bracket.


 

Dec 6, 2021 - 10:29:36 PM
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11 posts since 9/23/2021

quote:
Originally posted by Paul R

You can attach it with Chicago bolts. Just make a second hole and wrap the strap around a bracket.


Oh I see, that makes sense. Thanks!

Dec 7, 2021 - 6:44:43 AM
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Don't use metal, tie it on with a piece of shoelace.

Dec 7, 2021 - 6:46:12 AM
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4089 posts since 5/29/2011

You can find these on eBay. They are specifically made just for converting guitar straps to banjo. I replace the teflon screws with aluminum screw posts from Home Depot.


 

Dec 7, 2021 - 6:53:52 AM
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271 posts since 5/21/2020

quote:
Originally posted by Duo Slinger

Hello friends,
So, I recently bought a used banjo, and in the case, there came this strap. It looks more like a guitar strap, and there is no visible way to attach it to the banjo. I've been looking at buying two leather headstock adapters (like people used to use) and using those to attach it to the body, but I was hoping to pick your collective brains for some wisdom on what the heck it is, how to attach, and how to move forward.


Hard to tell from the images but I am guessing it's a cradle strap. Search YouTube / Google for advice on how to fit. If it is a cradle strap I'd suggest using leather laces to secure the ends makes for a nice finish

Dec 7, 2021 - 1:35:15 PM
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Paul R

Canada

15404 posts since 1/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by Culloden

You can find these on eBay. They are specifically made just for converting guitar straps to banjo. I replace the teflon screws with aluminum screw posts from Home Depot.


I have those on my heavy resonator banjo. The plastic bolts have held up just fine for several years, and they're easy to fasten and unfasten.

The aluminum Chicago bolts on the open-back don't come into contact with anything, so they're fine.

Dec 8, 2021 - 12:09:12 AM

567 posts since 2/5/2014

I use Chicago screws on my cradle straps. Just be sure you check them on occasion, I had one fall off recently. Thankfully I was sitting down, and saw where it fell.

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