strap button turns

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    • #360
      Hank
      Participant

      I have recently begun playing with a strap again and sitting on a tall chair with one foot on the ground…..easier on my back and neck than sitting on a stool.
      While working the “Fat” end of an SCGC strap over the strap button on my 34 Zorro I noticed that the button was turning…..not loose or wobbely…just spinning. It was installed by SCGC.
      I have not turned counter clockwise as I did not want to back it out.
      Potential problem ??…..recommended Fix ?


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

      • This topic was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by Hank.
      • This topic was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by Hank.
    • #362
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      Is this a strap jack (e.g., for a pickup) or a normal endpin?

      • #365
        Hank
        Participant

        Matt,
        It is the strap button on the treble side of the heel of the neck.


        1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
        2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
        2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
        2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
        2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
        2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
        2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
        Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
        The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #712
      Richard Hoover
      Senior Moderator

      Dear Zorro,

      That button is secured by a wood screw that is tightened only enough to hold it in place. Any movement in the wood from temp or humidity and any compression of the felt washer that fits between the base of the button and the heel surface will allow the button to be turned. The remedy is an ever so slight clockwise turn to the button’s hold down screw. This will prevent it from turning, rattling or further disrupting you peace of mind.

      Hi from all the crew!

      Richard

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