Putting A Strap Button On My Lute

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Tubbers
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Putting A Strap Button On My Lute

Postby Tubbers » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:28 am

I just got an EMS lute and was wondering if I can put one on myself?
Yes? No? Suggestions on where to drill, etc.
Thanks guys.
Help!

JQ.

Re: Putting A Strap Button On My Lute

Postby JQ. » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:51 am

I'm sure it's a simple enough operation you could do it yourself, but if you aren't confident enough to do it yourself, just take it to a local guitar store and I'm sure they'll help you out for a minimum charge. :)

GuitarVlog

Re: Putting A Strap Button On My Lute

Postby GuitarVlog » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:13 am

If you have an Ergoplay, see if it will fit your lute. They advertise those guitar supports as suitable for lutes.

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Re: Putting A Strap Button On My Lute

Postby cadiz » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:44 pm

I have also an EMS lute. The strap button should be placed here (picture). But not being at all handyman, I preferred to entrust the operation to a luthier. For him, it was very easy. For me, too dangerous... for me and the lute...! :mrgreen:

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Re: Putting A Strap Button On My Lute

Postby Tubbers » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:16 pm

Thanks guys. I think I'll try it myself from cadiz's pic. I do have lots of sharp drill bits and a nice button. :)
Help!

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Re: Putting A Strap Button On My Lute

Postby Tubbers » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:50 pm

I put the button on yesterday and it looks perfect. I used my Dremel with a very small bit to make a pilot hole and a slightly larger one for the wood screw and the button went on very easy. I'm now making a strap from nylon strapping (cost under $3) :)
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Re: Putting A Strap Button On My Lute

Postby ElectricLute » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:24 am

What style of button was used.I see on e - b a y two styles.One has a tappered end the other is threaded.
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