How to Tie a Cymbal Strap on to Your Crash Cymbals

When your cymbal straps get old they need to be replaced or when you get a new pair of cymbals you’ll have to tie on the cymbal straps.

Here’s how to tie the cymbal strap on your crash cymbals

  1. A cymbal strap is made from leather and either end of the strap is split so that you have two fringe like straps on both ends.
  2. Fold the strap so that the fringe pieces are together. I like to fold my strap inside out so that the rough side of the leather is on the outside and what you hold onto. I like the way it feels and its not as slippery as the smooth side with the manufacturer label
  3. Put the four fringe pieces through the hole on the cymbal and pull them through so that you have about 3 inches or so sticking though
  4. Place the cymbal on a table or on your lap to do the next steps

Tie the Knot on Your Cymbal Strap Tight

  1. Separate the four fringe pieces and fold two opposite pieces into the center so that they form two loops
  2. Then take one of the other fringe pieces and thread it over the folded fringe piece and then through the loop. Repeat this with the other fringe piece so that you end up with a square knot.
  3. Tighten the knot gradually by pulling each end of the fringe pieces until the knot is snug
  4. Turn the cymbal over and pull on the handle of the strap to finish

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