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Thread #155027   Message #3643358
Posted By: GUEST,Guestful Codger
19-Jul-14 - 06:24 AM
Thread Name: Ukulele Lessons
Subject: RE: Ukulele Lessons
I've never caused the least soundhole damage using a thong--the ones I use encase the flat V-bend metal hook in a ribbon of finish-friendly durable nylon, which also reduces the profile so you don't bump against anything as you strum (a problem with some thong designs). You're far more likely to mar your instrument through energetic strumming or having the uke slip away from your right arm when using a leash (though a leash must provide more neck stability, and a strap gives the best stability and security). So worry not about thongs. Plus, with a thong it's the work of seconds to switch between ukes--any ukes--with no prior preparation.