Introduction: Old Belt Guitar Strap
Tired of having to buy cheap straps that just rip apart? Or having to deal with the strap slipping off of the strap buttons? No need to buy $20 dollar strap locks for your guitar. Here is a simple way to make a strap out of a belt and to keep the strap from falling off.
Before I start this I would like to apologize beforehand for the bad pictures (camera phone) and this is also my first instructable. So please enjoy!
Step 1: Items You Will Need:
You will need the following items:
2 Eye Screws - $2 - $3
2 Quick Links - $.50 - $1.00
an old belt
Step 2: The Belt
With your belt, find or cut the appropriate size to your liking.
Next, use a screw driver (if you have a non-leather belt) to poke a hole through the belt at both ends
If you have a leather belt, use the scissors to stab a hole into the belt, and then work your way through with a screw driver.
Step 3: Quick Links and Eye Screws
Now we move on to the quick links.
Take the quick links and string them through the belt on each end. I bought a random size, any will work as long as they can fit into both the belt and the guitar. After we do that, we screw the eye screws into the strap button holes. I bough a size bigger for the eye screws so it has a better grasp in the guitar.
Step 4: Attach
Finally, we can attach the belt to the guitar. Place the quick links through the eyes of the screws. Screw the slider up on the quick links to secure the eye screws.
Now you have a cheap and efficient guitar strap.