Help me get comfortable with the front strap button being where it is

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  1. Gigem

    Gigem New Member

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    I've had my SG for a couple of hours now. Did the AC/DC medley, and some Sabbath. I love it!

    But...

    I'm a little concerned about the front strap button being on the back of the guitar instead of on the edge. When I looked down at it while I'm playing, it seems like the strap is "pulling" a bit. I'm afraid that the strap is going to pull off that front button and the guitar is going to fall.

    Part of this might be because I ain't the skinniest dude, so the guitar sits on my gut. Strap goes down at an angle, not hanging straight down like it would if I were skinny.

    Is this a common concern? I'm thinking I should probably look for some sort of locking strap. Any suggestions?

    I'd be devastated if I dropped this baby!

    Thanks!
     
  2. An Abiding Dude

    An Abiding Dude Active Member

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    It seems like a reasonable idea to get strap locks if you're that concerned about it. If nothing else, for the peace of mind so you can focus on playing and enjoying it.
     
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  3. Bad Penguin

    Bad Penguin Well-Known Member

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    A locking strap button, in my experience, if you play standing, is a great idea, and reasonably cheap. Like you, I am more "roundish", but I tend to play sitting. yYou have a LOT of options out there, with the cheapest being:
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    at approximately 19 cents, and of course these:
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    and these too:
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    Hope that helps!
     
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    Go Nigel Go Well-Known Member

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    An understandable concern. I have always worried a little bit about it, but in 30 years playing mine slung by the original buttons it has never happened to me. If I were to choose from the above options I would probably go with the simple rubber washer. Simple, clean, and effective.
     
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    smitty_p Well-Known Member

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    sinistrello New Member

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    Oversized strap buttons & those cheap Fender brand rubber washers as extra insurance.
     
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    MR D Active Member

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    Schaller 'S' type strap locks will settle the nerves a bit, and on a good leather strap...YOUR IN......have yet to see one fail its duties. $25 well spent $$$$.
     
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    None more simple.
     

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