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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
Does its job
This mandolin strap is adequate for its purpose. The chord to attach it to the headstock tried to unravel, so I had to take it a lighter to it. I may replace that part with something else, that stays tied better. It is sorta hard to attach to the tail pin, but that means it's secure and won't be falling off. Multiple choice of holes for that which means an adjustable length. A no-frills functional product that could have been a trifle less expensive for what you get. But I'm not unhappy.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Planet Waves Mandolin Strap.
By F. Nies
Mandolin strap is made of good quality leather,will last sometime.Has that lovely leather smell. Made in Canada, just a little side bonus. Would absolutely purchase the strap again but probably won't need to.
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Good, all-leather strap for uke, but may need mods
First, disregard the boilerplate description saying it's 2 inches wide (which'd properly apply to a guitar strap maybe); this one is 3/4" wide, except for the wider part where the headstock cord attaches.
My tenor ukulele's amp cord jack does double-duty as a strap button, but it's larger than this strap's multiple, precut slot/hole connectors. So I sized up which slot/hole to use for proper playing position and then cut that slot/hole a bit larger, using an X-Acto knife kit's circle/hole cutter tool. (Any razor-sharp craft knife, even a box-cutter, would work, if you're very careful not to make the button hole too big.) When I got the right fit for my strap button (yours might be the right size/fit without enlargement), I then cut off the excess strap that would have dangled below the button (rounding the cut precisely, for looks).
I then folded the shoelace-like headstock cord in half, held the two ends together, and tied a single knot with both ends. Slide the other, unknotted end of that loop under the strings on your headstock, just above the nut, then loop it around and cinch up the knotted end through the other-end loop. Then push the knot through the large slot at the end of the strap (after untwisting, so the strap is flat from button end to headstock end). Trial and error in this step should get you there eventually.
Oh, when sizing up which of the strap's button holes to modify (if necessary), be sure to consider the cord as part of the ultimate overall length.
Great strap for a tenor uke, if it has a strap button. All you'd need, I think. (This kind of strap is preferable, IMO, to the hook kind that wraps under the uke body and attaches to the bottom of the soundhole, because those kind of no-button-needed wrap/straps deaden the instrument's resonance somewhat.)