Ukulele Strap Button Installation at The Island Bazaar Uke Store
Our Ukulele Strap Button installations includes black felt washers placed between the strap button and the instrument to protect the finish.
Ukulele straps need to attach on two points. Strap buttons are small metal buttons that attach to your uke with a small screw.
The first button should be on the base of the neck and the second button on the “butt” of the uke. Then, holes that are in your strap can slip over each one. The result is a strap loop that you put over your head to hang your uke on your body.
Here are three common placement positions:
End of Heel
If the strap button points toward you, it’s not all that stable as the balance of the uke tends to fall forwards. It also gets in the way when you set your uke down on a flat surface.
Note: The End Jack of our Pickup Systems will serve as a strap button for your end block. We'll typically install the other at the heel of the neck. Mention in the Special Instructions section if you would like any change.
Underneath the heel
This points the ukulele strap button toward the floor. This is a good option as it brings the uke center of gravity closer to you. The uke won’t fall forward so much when you wear it. And, it’s out of the way when you set the up down.
Above the neck
If you mount the strap button directly into the side of the uke (pointing left) this becomes the most stable of all. The center of gravity is below the point where the button is attached so there’s little chance of your uke falling forward when you wear it.
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Island Bazaar Ukes
16582 Gothard St. Suite R
Huntington Beach, CA 92647