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Unread 01-16-2017, 09:30 PM   #1
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Strap Tie question

There was a recent thread about strap button vs strap tie (at the headstock). I've always wondered about whether a strap tie will cause the neck to turn or twist over time. The weight of the guitar or at least half of it is pulling at the headstock when a strap is in use. A guitar neck is fairly long and the support is at the base near the body. I know that the wood a truss rod is fairly strong, but over a long period of time, could this have an impact?

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Unread 01-17-2017, 09:28 PM   #2
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I don't think tying the strap to the neck would do anything structurally damaging to a guitar over time. I could forsee the finish where the tie is wearing off. Also, for me, the guitar is not very steady using the neck tie and could see a guitar doing a neck dive and breaking something that way. I've had a guitar fall off a strap, I wasn't holding it, but it was my guitar. Since then, I use straplocks on both ends and put the strap button in the Taylor position on the heel of the neck block. I use plastic straplocks on the end pin end. I really like the Dunlop straplock system but also use Schaller.
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Unread 01-19-2017, 03:20 AM   #3
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I can hear it pulling ever so slightly out of tune on a neck tie.

also, I just prefer the position the guitar sits at with a real strap attachment.
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