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    I used to like the button on the side of the heel, but after using one with a back button In hooked. It leaves a lot more room for my hand around the 12th fret.

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  • #2
    I find the guitar to be poorly balanced with the strap button in that location. It has a tendency to lean forward. YMMV. Some guitars have a strap button on the side near the neck block with a piece of wood inside the body for the screw. My "good" acoustic has a strap button on the side of the heel and I'm happy with it. I don't play that far up the neck anyway.
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    • #3
      Since I play sitting down I don't need a strap button. Even my electrics, I put one on the LP but not on the jazz guitar. Grant, I assume you want one on the tele in the normal spot?

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      • Grant Harding
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        Yeah - definitely just l like a normal Tele thanks.

    • #4
      I used to dislike the way they sort of fall forward, but I actually like having the guitar tilted now, as it's more comfortable for my fretting hand wrist. I used to have to watch my left hand while playing quite a bit but not so much now.

      I also find the rubber washer method keeps the strap nice and snug so it doesn't feel like it's going to come off.

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      • #5
        Maybe guitar design should include acoustic suspension?
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        • #6
          Originally posted by Freeman Keller View Post
          . . . .Since I play sitting down I don't need a strap button. . . .
          Same here.
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          • #7
            How does the guitar fit in the case with the button there?
            Last edited by FretFiend.; 01-31-2018, 07:49 AM.
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            • Grant Harding
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              Hadn't thought of that. Just checked and it's created a little hollow in the case padding. Definitely not ideal from that perspective.

          • #8
            Originally posted by DeepEnd View Post
            I find the guitar to be poorly balanced with the strap button in that location. It has a tendency to lean forward. YMMV. Some guitars have a strap button on the side near the neck block with a piece of wood inside the body for the screw. My "good" acoustic has a strap button on the side of the heel and I'm happy with it. I don't play that far up the neck anyway.
            That's exactly the way I do it, however I have a metal body dobro with the heel. There was already a screw there to bolt on the neck, so it was a no brainer.
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            • Grant Harding
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              All of my acoustics apart from this one are on the side of the heel block. I don't hate that, but there are a few songs that I have to really adjust my technique to play (eg: Breezin' by George Benson).

          • #9
            I tried a button on the back once. The guitar leaned forward, and the button dug into the case so much that I wondered what all that weight on the button would do to the guitar body over time.
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