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    Hollowbody Creaking from Strap

    I have a vintage hollowbody that the strap is causing a creaking dould like a tall ship at sea. I'm considering putting felt on the strap where it touches the body. Anyone have experience with this problem?

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    Re: Hollowbody Creaking from Strap

    Are you wrapped around the head stock or have a button behind the neck.
    -try not resting your arms weight on the body but let it float. top will vibrate more also...

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    Re: Hollowbody Creaking from Strap

    Quote Originally Posted by jhmp View Post
    Are you wrapped around the head stock or have a button behind the neck.
    -try not resting your arms weight on the body but let it float. top will vibrate more also...
    I ended up getting a sheet of felt that is sticky on the back from Michael's craft store. It solved the creak.


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    Re: Hollowbody Creaking from Strap

    Cool idea ! ..did that add any firmness ? ...I ask as I've got an original Ace X and Os strap that has super thin leather ends and am wondering if this would help to add support ..as it is, I'd be afraid to use it with anything other than an acoustic

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    Re: Hollowbody Creaking from Strap

    That is a soooo much better idea than what I was going to suggest (which was a fiberglass shirt)!


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    Re: Hollowbody Creaking from Strap

    Quote Originally Posted by garywright View Post
    Cool idea ! ..did that add any firmness ? ...I ask as I've got an original Ace X and Os strap that has super thin leather ends and am wondering if this would help to add support ..as it is, I'd be afraid to use it with anything other than an acoustic
    It's soft felt, so not really much stiffer. The strap buttons are short on the Silvertone. Therefore it couldn't be much thicker. If your guitars can, then you might try the felt pads from a hardware store to stick on the bottom of things to not scratch surfaces. Those are stiffer. Just don't rely on the glue to hold up the guitar.

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    Re: Hollowbody Creaking from Strap

    Good idea for the sheet of felt. Had once a leather strap that meleted the finish of my instrument. Never put your gutiar strapped in the case.
    Last edited by coldblood; 06-13-18 at 09:04 AM.

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    Re: Hollowbody Creaking from Strap

    regardless of being in the case, many leather finishes will cause the nitro to peel right off.

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