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Rear strap button position

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Dodobasso, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. Dodobasso


    Feb 25, 2003
    Salerno, Italy
    Hi all,
    I have to decide where to put my strap button un my next bass, and I noticed tha builders like MTD, Ken Lawrece, Ken Smith and others tend to put it a little far from the center of the instruments, up.

    Someone can explain the reason of that trend?

    The "new era" bass have to forget the Fender middle-position strap botton?

    Many thanks

  2. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    I have two rear strap buttons, about the same distance as the bridge - and they serve as legs :D which is quite practical.

    The reason for this sis improved balance, it gets the bass closer to the comfortable angle.
  3. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Exactly: the further up, and even forward towards the neck makes the instrument position less horisontal, i.e. more comfortable.
    I have seen people move it up a couple of inches and front about the same. Much better balance and comfort.