Ways to Attach a Banjo Strap
There are a few different ways to attach a banjo strap, depending on your playing style and preferences. For example, if you want to play banjo in the "Scruggs" style, often associated with bluegrass music and prominent banjo players such as Earl Scruggs, you might opt for a banjo strap that hooks or loops directly onto the brackets of the banjo like the Copperpeace Homerun Banjo Strap. Another option is a cradle style banjo strap, which is designed to be fitted around the banjo body essentially "cradling" the banjo. Most full leather banjo straps are cradle style since they are adjusted with loops through slots in the strap. Copperpeace leather banjo straps have the option to either hook on or cradle attach to your banjo so the versatility is a great option when buying a new banjo strap!
For extra stability on a banjo that may have less balanced weighting, some players may choose to attach one end through a bracket and the other through the headstock, like you would attach an acoustic guitar strap on a guitar with only one bottom endpin. This is also possible to do with most of the Copperpeace banjo strap styles and bands such as Old Crow Medicine Show often opt for this style of banjo strap. Alternatively, if you prefer a more laidback style like that of The Avett Brothers or Trampled by Turtles, you might choose a Copperpeace Herringbone denim banjo strap that loops onto the banjo's brackets with chicago screws and is easily adjustable as well as versatile, plus easily fits through most banjo brackets including Deering banjos and Goodtime banjo company.
Ultimately, the choice is yours, so it's important to consider your own preferences when deciding on which type of banjo strap is right for you. No matter which way you choose to go though, one thing is for sure: with a banjo strap securely in place, your playing will be sure to shine!