Discuss the Banjo lesson: Banjo Boot Camp–Overview, Holding, And Strap


#1

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/banjo-boot-camp–overview-holding-and-strap-banjo

After a brief orientation, we’ll cover the major parts of the 5-string banjo and learn how to hold it!


#2

@BanjoBen what is a “cradle strap”? I’m having a difficult time finding a banjo strap that will attach at your recommended points. The ones I’m finding online seem to be really long and look to be attached under the neck.


#3

Hi Brent this is one version of a cradle strap. Basically the cradle strap wraps round the bottom of the rim to support the banjo. As opposed to being hung from the tension hooks


#4

Precisely what @Archie said in his comment. I personally do not use a cradle strap, or at least I don’t run the strap underneath the banjo because I don’t like the angle makes my banjo sit.


#5

Ben, will a leather strap keep an open back banjo from wanting to tilt the neck down? It seems I may want to add the resonator to balance out the weight better so it will not slide.


#6

It may not, but you can glue a piece of felt or other material to the underside that goes over your shoulder to keep it from slipping as much.