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    Grolsch-style rubber washers are great for holding leather straps to a guitar strap button, but they're too big in every dimension (especially thickness) to fit well on a mandolin strap button. Landed on these cheap neoprene washers (7/8" OD X 3/8" ID X 1/16" thick) which work perfectly on a mandolin. Nothing earth shaking but it has improved my mandolin life, maybe it would yours too.

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    They are great and cheap. I use these washers on all my mando straps. However new fangled water taps (faucets to you) may lead to their extinction, so panic buy now!

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    Where do you get them? Home Depot or Loews? In the plumbing department, I would assume.

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    Default Re: Strap Button Washer

    Also easy to get online
    Fender Strap Blocks Strap Locking System (set of 4) - Black/Red for under $3

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    Default Re: Strap Button Washer

    The Fender Strap Blocks Strap Locking System isn't very durable. Two of the red washers split in just a few months. Strongly recommend a pass on these.

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    This particular size isn't real common, doubtful the big box stores would have them. I got them from a seller on eBay. Just search "7/8 OD X 3/8 ID X 1/16 thick" and you'll find them. Re the Fender Strap Blocks, the whole point of my post is that those (and similar ones) are too big for most mandolin strap buttons—especially in the thickness and the center hole dimensions.

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    ACE Hardware has a good supply. I posted one a while back.
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/t...=1#post1831031
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    At first I thought why does any one need to clean the strap button? "Never Mind". (Emily Littela)
    Waiting for the coffee to kick in.
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    I’ve had the fenders on all my mandos for years,haven’t had one split yet.

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    Yep they work just fine .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    Where do you get them? Home Depot or Loews? In the plumbing department, I would assume.
    Hardware store best place.

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