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Relocating the strap button - which guitars have you done this on?

Dewvis

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Some guitars really agree with me ergonomically when playing standing up, Teles and SGs so far are my favorite, they seem to make me have to reach out my left arm a bit further than on a Strat or a LP, and I feel like this puts my hand in a better playing position. I like a long reach, but not too long, eg, a Firebird.

I have a Thunderbird bass and the reach is so long it is unplayable for me.

I have a Danelectro that I really like but the nut is too close to me, the reach is too short, it feels cramped, so I will likely try moving the strap button to the upper horn.

SO, have you done this mod, and which guitars did it most benefit? Did it ever make it worse instead of better?
 

m@2

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i did on my old LP special... from back to the horn. hated to do it, but it really helped balance the guitar
 

RockStarNick

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I had to do it on a non-reverse Gibson firebird. The upper horn strap button was at a upwards 45 degree angle. NO way the strap would ever stay on.
 

Teleman

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I moved the strap button on my Gibson ES-339 from the neck heel to the top upper cutaway / bout/ horn ? what ever you call it. I like it there because the guitar now sits closer to my body when playng it standing than it did before.
 

OlAndrew

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I moved the strap button on my Gibson ES-339 from the neck heel to the top upper cutaway / bout/ horn ? what ever you call it
Did likewise on my Epi Riviera Deluxe. Feels much better to play, although I have to say, there ain't a WHOLE lot of wood for the screw to go into there. I wouldn't want to yank it too hard.
 

chucke99

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I'm contemplating moving the button on my SG from the back/base of the neck to the back of the top horn, so I can get unobstructed access to the very top frets of the guitar. Right now, the strap is in the way of me being able to cup my hand around the neck.

I'm not sure if that will make the guitar neck heavy though. It might.
 




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