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'Standard' slings for saxophones are not usually suitable for bass recorders.
They are likely to be too short and
the 'dog lead' style latched hook may not go through the sling hole.
An untidy solution to both problems is
a loop of cord permanently attached to the recorder.
Some genuine bass recorder slings will not fit plastic bass recorders because
the latched hook will not go through the sling hole.
You may be able to fit a split key ring to the recorder to get round this problem.
Slings marketed for a bassoon (fagott in German)
are usually suitable for bass recorders.

Custom Bass Sling.

Custom generic bass Sling
This style, which I term 'generic', will fit any bass.
The adjusting bead is beech wood, with synthetic webbing and cord.
I make these to order and can produce
non-standard lengths and hooks if required.
(Right click the image above for an enlarged view.)
Custom generic bass Sling - Black
Some players prefer black and
I have simplified the design a little with my latest efforts.
This style, which I term 'generic', will fit any bass.
The adjusting bead is cedar wood, with synthetic webbing and cord.
Think of the bead as being the crossing of a figure '8',
with the cord going round the lower loop twice.
I make these to order and can produce
non-standard lengths and hooks if required.

I have devised a different knot for linking the cord to the strap.
It may be just the thing for you if you need to alter or repair your sling.

Start by forming hitch A , loosely.
Thread the loose end through the eyelet and back through the hitch A.
Next make hitch B around the cord.
Dress the knot tidily working back from the cord end
on the right in the image below.

Think of it as a loop based on the fisherman's bend.
Its a bit fiddley to make but its very secure and neat.

Melt the end of cut synthetic cord in a flame and
pinch it tidy with a wet (licked!) finger and thumb.
Loop Knot
     


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