Cradle Strap Attachment
Banjo Cradle Strap Attachment
The leather cradle straps are wonderfully secure and safe for your banjo. Since they are made of leather, they will not mar the finish of the banjo as straps that have metal clips can do.
The cradle strap is made up of three pieces of leather. There is a broad 2 to 2 /12" inch piece that can be lined in either sheep’s wool or leather padding.There are usually adjustment slots on this portion of the strap. On each end of this wider piece you will find 2 long slender ends, 5/8” –1/2” wide with holes and black shoe strings. It is these thinner pieces of leather that will be threaded through the channel formed by the j-bolts/hooks that you will find around the rim of your banjo.
- Hold the banjo with the strings facing you and the neck straight up at the “12 o’clock “position.
- There is a j-bolt/hook very close to the right side of the neck. Use the j-bolt/hook at around 2 o'clock on the banjo on the right hand side.
- Thread the thinner piece of leather attached to your strap through this J-bolt/hook and the next three J-bolts. . Just pass the leather end under the channel created by the j-bolts much as you would a belt through the belt loops of a pair of pants.
- Now, take the other thin piece of leather and begin threading it through the j-bolt/hook on the left hand side at around 9 o'clock.
- Thread this piece up through the channels until it reaches the other strap end at around the base of the tailpiece area.
- Adjust the strap to the proper length by pulling the ends until they meet and you have a comfortable fit around your neck.
- Join the two thinner ends by threading the black laces through both thin leather pieces using the small eyelet holes provided. Tie them securely.
Your banjo is now ready to play!
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