The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Harp Guitar

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-11-2020, 11:04 AM
kego kego is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 280
Default Strap button on a harp guitar?

Have any of y'all installed strap buttons on your harp guitars? The "normal" spot on the heel seems like it would be a little awkward, but I want to be able to play mine standing up.

Any suggestions?
__________________
Keith

A bunch of stuff...lol
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-11-2020, 02:33 PM
Teleplucker's Avatar
Teleplucker Teleplucker is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,602
Default

I have mine in the normal spot, but I have not mastered the act of standing and playing harp guitar.
__________________
My YouTube Page
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-11-2020, 03:49 PM
kego kego is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 280
Default

Well, I haven't mastered *playing* it either sitting OR standing!

lol
__________________
Keith

A bunch of stuff...lol
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-12-2020, 03:05 AM
philjs philjs is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada
Posts: 1,850
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kego View Post
Well, I haven't mastered *playing* it either sitting OR standing!
I haven't master playing it either but use a strap whether I'm sitting or standing so it makes no difference to me what my legs are doing!

I put the strap button is in the usual spot, downside of the guitar neck heel (as per Rob Smith at Timberline), and it works just fine. Because of the extra weight I'm using a 2-layer 3.5" strap (instead of my usual preferred single strip 2.5" straps) but the only real issue for me has been that the guitar neck is further away than I usually like it.

But I'm getting used to it...

Phil
__________________
Solo CD: One Size Does Not Fit All

Emerald: '20 X30 Fan Fret Baritone (648-686mm; CF), '20 X20 Fan Fret (635-660mm; CF; incoming)
Larrivée: '90 J-09 (spruce/rosewood) Lowden: '10 O23c (cedar/Claro walnut)
Rainsong: '19 H-WS1100N2T (CF) Timberline: '19 T30HGc Harp Guitar (mahogany)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-12-2020, 09:10 AM
kego kego is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 280
Default

Thanks...bottom side of the heel it is. Much like a Martin, I guess?
__________________
Keith

A bunch of stuff...lol
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-12-2020, 09:15 AM
Mr. Jelly's Avatar
Mr. Jelly Mr. Jelly is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Sioux City, Iowa
Posts: 5,132
Default

You guys should have AGF harp guitar club. Fascinating.
__________________
Waterloo WL-S Deluxe with K & K mini
Martin 00-18 1931 Authentic
Martin D-1 1931 Authentic

Life blooms when existence is it's own reward.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-12-2020, 09:28 AM
philjs philjs is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada
Posts: 1,850
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kego View Post
Thanks...bottom side of the heel it is. Much like a Martin, I guess?
If it's a Timberline then Rob Smith's instruction to me was "Underside of the heel assembly (down-facing) – screw centered and about 1.5” from the heel plate."

Phil
__________________
Solo CD: One Size Does Not Fit All

Emerald: '20 X30 Fan Fret Baritone (648-686mm; CF), '20 X20 Fan Fret (635-660mm; CF; incoming)
Larrivée: '90 J-09 (spruce/rosewood) Lowden: '10 O23c (cedar/Claro walnut)
Rainsong: '19 H-WS1100N2T (CF) Timberline: '19 T30HGc Harp Guitar (mahogany)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-12-2020, 10:11 AM
kego kego is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 280
Default

Yep - it's a Timberline! Thanks so much for passing that on!
__________________
Keith

A bunch of stuff...lol
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-28-2020, 02:50 PM
j3ffr0 j3ffr0 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,517
Default

Bottom side of the heel works great on my Timberline as well.
__________________
Alvarez DY61, MC90C
Crafter TRV23EQ/N
Huss and Dalton 00-SP, DS Crossroads
Kenny Hill Performance
Taylor Baritone 8, 314ce, 356e
Timberline T60HGc
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Harp Guitar

Thread Tools





All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=