A Smothering Strap Makes Playing Your Ukulele Easier
As the popularity of the ukulele grows, many strummers are discovering that straps make playing it more comfortable and easier. There is a wide selection of straps available in various colors and materials – from basic black to patterned polyester.
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Clip-on straps are an ideal way to secure your keyguard to a tablet or case without making it too tight or difficult to take off. They offer the ideal compromise between slide-in tabs (which can be hard to take off) and raised tabs (easily removed by everyone). To use one, print your keyguard onto the clip-on strap then place on your tablet/case. If the clips aren’t holding firmly enough, add elastic bands for additional security or cut some elastic between each clip and case to further secure them together.
Clip-on straps are available for most of our bib aprons and body socks that feature mounting rings. They’re especially helpful on jodhpurs with buttons at the bottom of each leg to keep them down where they belong. If unsure which kind of strap would work best for your needs, don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email.
A Mobius strip is an abstract topological space with one side and many distinct properties. It can be embedded in three-dimensional Euclidean space in various ways, or made into surfaces of constant curvature – known as open Mobius strips.
August Mobius first discovered the Mobius strip in 1858 while working as a mathematician at the University of Leipzig. Ever since, its beauty and complexity has captured the imaginations of artists, engineers and mathematicians alike.
Create a Mobius strip by taking an odd-numbered strip of paper, twisting its ends together to form a loop. Tracing a line along the center with your pencil will cause it to appear to run on both sides of the strip.
Mobius strips have inspired numerous works of art, such as Dutch graphic designer M. C. Escher’s woodcut “Mobius Strip II,” featuring red ants crawling along a Mobius strip. You may also spot them on the backs of aluminum cans and plastic bottles as symbols for recycling – encouraging consumers to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Mathematicians often utilize the Mobius strip to illustrate many results in topology. It has enabled realizations of several geometric surfaces, such as the Boy surface, cross-cap and Roman surface.
The Mobius strip has many applications in engineering, science and popular culture. Mechanical belts that wear evenly on both sides, dual-track roller coasters with carriages alternating between tracks and world maps printed so antipodes appear opposite each other are all examples of Mobius strips in action.
Mobius strips can also be cut, given additional twists, and reconnected to create paradromic rings (Listing and Tait 1847; Ball and Coxeter 1987). These surfaces are distinguished by their Riemannian geometry of positive, negative or zero Gaussian curvature.
For instance, a Mobius strip can be cut into either a torus or Klein bottle and then reassembled into two Mobius strips with an even number of twists when disentangled.
Mobius straps are perfect for ukulele players who need to carry their instrument but don’t want any twists or stresses on their neck or body. Adjusting them requires only a bit of hand strength; simply slip over the sound hole and Velcro the two ends together – providing excellent support without straining your instrument’s neck. Although keeping both hands free can be challenging when playing with a Mobius strap, the results are worth it in the end.
If you’re tired of your ukulele slipping during difficult chord changes or just need an affordable way to support it, straps can be the ideal solution. They’re lightweight and user-friendly, allowing you to focus on playing without worrying about fiddling around with it.
You have several options for straps that support your ukulele, depending on what you need and what fits in your budget. For something simple yet elegant like a black polyester strap, you don’t have to invest much; even more luxurious pieces will look great with other instruments in your collection.
There are some ukulele straps that don’t require modification to the instrument, so you won’t have to worry about drilling any extra holes or adding strap buttons. These options are perfect for players who don’t want any additional holes drilled into their instrument or who have more expensive models they don’t want to risk damaging during installation.
For a no-drill option, Rinastore’s Uke Loop Neck Strap System (compare prices on Sweetwater and Amazon) is ideal. This strap can fit various body types including tenors, baritones, and pineapple ukuleles and is made of durable webbing with leather ends for dependability and elegance.
Another no-drill option is the Makanu Ukulele Strap (available on Sweetwater and Amazon). This strap attaches directly to your ukulele without needing strap buttons, making it extremely secure while its padded material feels soft against skin.
This item comes in several colors, including black, to match any ukulele color scheme. Plus, it’s extremely durable and comfortable to wear – making it a great addition to your ukulele collection.
Finally, for eco-conscious musicians or music educators, there are some straps that won’t harm the environment like D’Addario Planet Waves Ukulele Strap (Guitar Center). This adjustable strap uses plastic water bottles to construct its adjustable design with a sound hole attachment.
No matter your requirements, QuiltsandUkuleles has the perfect ukulele strap for you! Their selection of vibrant and fun straps won’t distract from playing, and they come in various sizes to fit any player. Additionally, their straps are more durable than most other ukulele straps so they’ll last you a long time.