Using a strap when you play electric guitar is a must if you plan to stand while you're playing. Most guitar players want the freedom to move around the area (or stage), which is exactly what a strap allows you to do. Attaching a strap is a fairly easy process, but it must be done correctly or you stand the chance of your instrument dropping to the ground.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Electric guitar
Find the end of the strap closest to the adjustable buckle. Slip it over the end pin closest to the neck of your electric guitar. (You will see a button-sized hole in both ends of your strap, which makes this possible.)
Toss the free end of the strap over the shoulder of your fretting hand.
Reach around and pull the free end of the strap back around to your front underneath the arm on your picking hand's side.
Slip the hole in the free end of the strap over the end pin at the base of your electric guitar.
Hold the guitar in both hands and pull downward with a firm motion three or four times. This will test the strap to make sure that it's attached properly and not going to slip off the guitar.
Adjust the length of the strap if necessary. Do this by sliding the adjustable buckle to shorten (or lengthen) the strap.
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