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Dec 4, 2022 - 3:54:33 AM
243 posts since 2/22/2019

Looking for suggestions on a banjo strap for my Phantom. Can you attach the the strap to the cast brackets like you would on the more traditional banjo design?


Edited by - HighLonesomeF5 on 12/04/2022 07:31:06

Dec 4, 2022 - 4:50:09 AM

Bill H


2060 posts since 11/7/2010

I settled on a Neotech Slimline strap for both of my Phantom and Moonshine. I tried others and had trouble fitting them in the case. The Neotech straps unclip, so the strap a can fit in the storage compartment. Then if you are Playing seated and would rather not use a strap you have that option. I also find these straps to be very comfortable. They have loop ends that cinch to the support brackets on the frame. Super easy to install or remove.

Brown Lether Neotech strap on Amazon

Edited by - Bill H on 12/04/2022 04:54:22

Dec 4, 2022 - 4:52:33 AM
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1160 posts since 9/9/2005

You can. On the side where the pot meets the neck, you can also feed the strap through the frame to the other side. It balances quite nicely that way.

Dec 4, 2022 - 5:00:49 AM
like this

47 posts since 11/28/2017

You'll find a Neotech strap will serve you very well. It detaches from the banjo and reattaches easier than any other strap I've ever encountered. Also, it is the most comfortable strap in existence, with some softness and flexibility in the part that hangs off your shoulders. I've been using the same strap for about 25 years, and it still looks to be in almost new condition. Unless you just absolutely need to have leather the Neotech strap is ideal in every way.

If you have old - really old! - copies of Banjo Newsletter, I wrote an extended review of the Neotech strap sometime in 1999 or so. If you can find the review it might tell you a bit more. But also check the Neotech website:

Dec 4, 2022 - 3:36:28 PM

243 posts since 2/22/2019

Where do you attach your strap?

Below or above the tailpiece?

Under or above the neck?

Dec 5, 2022 - 2:36:15 AM

Bill H


2060 posts since 11/7/2010

Above the tailpiece and under the neck. It takes seconds to attach and or reattach to adjust to your liking.

Dec 10, 2022 - 2:15:51 PM

243 posts since 2/22/2019

I bought the Neotech strap. Looks good but too long so I ordered the short one. The back end of the strap is rubbing up against the pot, will that cause damage from use?

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