Another Strap Question


#1

How do people wear their strap just over the shoulder? When I tried it, it felt like I was going to drop everything. So it’s over the neck for me. Maybe I just got Sloopy shoulders :thinking::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::joy:


#2

I cannot fathom to even try it… but I started playing electric guitar - oh so many years ago! I think that just entered my brain as the “proper” position… so I just cannot even imagine feeling comfortable without going around my neck.

I’m interested to hear from advanced players who have really tried both…


#3

Been noticing that on different players and wondering the same thing myself…


#4

I’ve played both ways…you can get used to either.

The only advantage to the shoulder method is that you don;t have to remove your cowboy hat to put on and take off your instrument.

You might notice quite a few mando players wear their strap on just the one shoulder also.


#5

God forbid to remove the HAT! Isn’t that sacrilege? :cowboy_hat_face:

What CIVILIZED person would remove their hat, huh?

:smirk:

I can understand the whole mando thing… cuz strap is generally a smaller overall loop, is it not?


#6

The hat comments actually comes from an explanation Earl Scruggs gave as to why he wore his strap that way…and you know if Earl did it that way…