Tying Straps up on the headstock

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Tying Straps up on the headstock

Postby TheFanHead » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:56 pm

I heard a rumour that tying straps up just behind the nut causes the neck to get damaged/warped. Can anyone tell me if this is true? I use a ozark dreadnaught that i've had for 5 years tied like this, with 12s-54s in open D. Does doing this to the strap damage the neck? It's just I don't want to drill a hole in the as I prefer the strap the way it is. Can somebody answer me? :?:
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Re: Tying Straps up on the headstock

Postby Bournio » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:59 pm

I think that's an urban myth... I guess someone saw a guitar with a twisty neck and a strap tied round it and went "oh that must be the cause"
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Re: Tying Straps up on the headstock

Postby TheFanHead » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:14 pm

Yeah, i though it would be, it just doesn't make any sense, the truss rods in guitars nowadays are designed to take it anyway i think :P
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Re: Tying Straps up on the headstock

Postby Bournio » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:18 pm

and there's got to be more force put on the neck through the strings...
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Re: Tying Straps up on the headstock

Postby TheFanHead » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:24 pm

EXCACTLY!!! So I wil leave the strap as it is. Anyway, loads of pro guitarists do it and have been doing without any harm for a long time so it must not do any damage. But saying that the guy that started it was a heavy-metal shredder :mrgreen:
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Re: Tying Straps up on the headstock

Postby TheFanHead » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:28 pm

The gut that started the rumour I mean
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Re: Tying Straps up on the headstock

Postby Bournio » Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:27 pm

Or the owner of a strap pin business...
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Re: Tying Straps up on the headstock

Postby TheFanHead » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:08 pm

Bournio wrote:Or the owner of a strap pin business...


LOL thats is probably right
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Re: Tying Straps up on the headstock

Postby unquashable » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:42 pm

Though it is probably not a problem for most guitars, I did once play a cheap acoustic that was in tune with the guitar on your knee, but slightly out of tune when hanging from the strap.
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Re: Tying Straps up on the headstock

Postby TheFanHead » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:38 am

It'll depend on how strong the neck is. Good thing my geetar has a really strong neck :mrgreen:
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