View Poll Results: Strap Button Position Poll

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  • Position 1 (see first post)

    13 17.11%
  • Position 2

    27 35.53%
  • Position 3

    13 17.11%
  • Position 4

    16 21.05%
  • Position 5 (dull options, I know...)

    7 9.21%
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  1. #51

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    My 2016 175 does not have a heel cap. Design or factory forgetfulness?
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  3. #52

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    Gibson ES-175 guitars did not have heel caps.

  4. #53

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    After posting earlier, I have to add that my Sadowsky has it from the factory at #3 (on the rim), and it's always been comfortable.
    -- Isn't it crazy that "archtop" and "luthier" are spelling errors on this forum?

  5. #54

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    No strap and no strap button.

  6. #55

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgosnell View Post
    I've posted pictures in another thread, but I guess another won't hurt. It's pretty much identical to Stoneground's.
    Attachment 51681
    How well does this minimize headstock tilt? I just moved my Godin from position 3 to position 5 because I find it does the most to keep the guitar in its natural playing position, but this looks intriguing.
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  7. #56

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    I don't know. I still don't have a strap button on that guitar, so I have nothing to compare it to. But the strap pull is at, or at least very close to, where it would be with a strap pin. I don't think there is any real difference, and the guitar balances well.

  8. #57

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    Position 5 on mine. My 175 came without one stock, and several years went by, so when I felt the urge to put a strap button, I asked my luthier, and his advice was position 5, with both tonal and mechanical advantages -so he said.
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  9. #58

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    Just picked up an (almost) mint condition 1977, es-175 natural. Got it under market value. Plays like butter sounds like a dream and the strap button is in position #4. Seems like it was just sitting in someone's collection for forty years. Quick question:

    Can anyone recommend some larger/safer strap buttons? These are so small that my strap keeps slipping off. I definitely do not want to drop this beauty - she's my new number one!

    Thanks

    Rhizomeman

  10. #59

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhizomeman View Post
    Quick question:

    Can anyone recommend some larger/safer strap buttons? These are so small that my strap keeps slipping off. I definitely do not want to drop this beauty - she's my new number one!

    Thanks

    Rhizomeman
    No need to change the button, just use a cheap and easy trick to secure the strap in place:

    ...every note has an origin and a destination...
    - Tal Farlow

  11. #60

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacordes View Post
    Position 5 on mine. My 175 came without one stock, and several years went by, so when I felt the urge to put a strap button, I asked my luthier, and his advice was position 5, with both tonal and mechanical advantages -so he said.
    I'm most curios what the tonal and mechanical advantages would be ..... any idea? Tonal i don't know, but the location would be a disadvantage to me, hindering the left hand/arm to move freely in some extreme playing situations. Also it's exactly in the place where i would grab the guitar when taking it from the stand to strap it on.
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  12. #61

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    I don't know about "most common", but position 4 is my preferred position even though it can make upper fret access a bit cumbersome for certain grips. I find the overall security and guitar position of that position make up for it though. I happened onto this finding by accident when my Hopkins Contessa (now sold) came to me that way when I bought it used; I subsequently had my strap moved there on my main laminate jazzbox.

  13. #62

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    Surely 3 must be best ?

    out of the way of your hand
    guitar hangs neutrally

    whats not to like ?

  14. #63

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingu View Post
    Surely 3 must be best ?

    out of the way of your hand
    guitar hangs neutrally

    whats not to like ?
    Screwing into a very thin piece of wood.

  15. #64

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    Use a felt washer.
    kawa

  16. #65

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    Quote Originally Posted by customxke View Post
    Screwing into a very thin piece of wood.
    True ....
    (I) just put a small block of wood behind there ....

  17. #66

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    True. A small block holds the screw in place, and spreads the force to a larger area. Easily done with some monofilament line, through the rim, up through an f hole, and through the block, then pulled into place with a little glue on the block, and then screwed securely. I like something like 6 pound test, because it's thin and the screw threads usually cut it in the hole. If not it's easily snipped.