When people started writing back after receiving their back straps I learned all kinds of benefits the straps offer. Some common to all back straps and some specific to the accordionbackstrap.com straps. We love your feedback.
“The first thing my accordion teacher told me was: save your back, get a back strap. It makes all the difference”
—Elena Erber, AccordionBackStrap.com, Red Hook, New York
You da man — I mean you da woman!
Got the strap today and it is awesome!
I didn’t know how it would work 0n 3″ straps but it is perfect!!
Believe it or not — I can work it with one hand!!!
If you ain’t rich — you ought to be!!
Many thanks, Ron Z
I just got my strap in the mail yesterday and attached it to my Dallape Super Maestro! This makes it much more comfortable to play, especially when standing. I love the backpack-style buckle, it’s easier to put on than the metal clasps on my other accordion. Thank you so much!
“I’ll get the word out re. your straps – so much better as there are no metal hooks to stick out and snag onto things plus the size adjustments will actually fit real adults.
“The accordion backstrap arrived in today’s mail. It certainly is easy to wear and feels much better than my old backstrap with its metal pins digging into me. It also is very easy to adjust while playing. Great product, Elena! Thanks Chris for including this in your Let’s Polka blog.”
—Joe Maniscalco, Fairfax, Virginia
“I love it! I love the packaging too. I love that there are no metal pieces, I always disliked that and have in the past scratched my accordions with that part of the back strap. It is cool looking and soooo easy to use. I am going to enjoy using it over and over again. Thank you so much!!! I honestly think that if every accordion player could see this they would all buy them! on that note, I would like to buy two of them for my other accordions!”
—Zoe Zak, New Paltz, New York
“The backstrap arrived here and I have had a chance to try it. After a little experimenting, I was delighted with it. I am glad I ordered the larger version, not because I necessarily need the extra width in back, but because I have trouble
getting my short hands way behind my back and when I loosen the strap, there is plenty of length to allow me to undo and do the clasp with ease. Then, all I have to do is pull the strap and it tightens. To untighten, I found that I just have to cock the clasp a little and the strap releases…clever idea…thanks again.
—Vic Aijala, Florida
“This accordion back strap is easily adjustable. While wearing you can quickly readjust the fit. The cross strap can be comfortably tightened or loosened as needed. I truly love it!”
—Sara Parrilli, Monterey, Massachusetts
“In general, I am surprised at how lackadaisical some students are about using the back strap, even though I rave about it. For a few of them, it took a few weeks of my reminding them to actually try it on. But once they’re in the habit, they are hooked.
Thank you for your back straps. I think they are a great product, and I’ll be buying more.”
—Henri Ducharme, accordion teacher, California
This back strap is amazing! It’s comfortable, easy to use and really stabilizes the accordion. I highly recommend it.
—Kate Karakassis, Red Hook, New York
“I received the backstrap Wednesday, promptly attached it to my 72 bass accordion, played for three hours in a jam session that evening, then a couple hours for a charity fund-raiser yesterday. It worked out perfectly. Due to a shoulder injury from many, many years ago, I lack the flexibility to fasten a backstrap in the traditional mid-back location. Your design allows me to attach the backstrap a bit lower on the shoulder straps, extend the adjustable end to allow for easy connection, and then grab the loose end of the strap and cinch it up as tight as I’d like. Then I can reach back and simply push on the connector to loosen it up. Once again, my compliments on your design…easy to attach to the accordion, easy to fasten, easy to release. Wonderful! I previously cobbled together a leather backstrap for my 120 bass accordion that is working out reasonably well. Even though it took a lot of time and effort and trial-and-error to get it just right, I’m considering junking it for another one of yours. So don’t be surprised if you see another order coming in from me sometime in the future.”
Cheers and thanks,
—Mike McKown, Columbia, MO
“This back strap is a must for all accordion players. It supports the mid-back area and removes muscular strain. It maintains your center of gravity in a way which prevents problems in the shoulders, neck, and low back. Your body will thank you for it.”
—Dr. Nori Connell, Chiropractor and Music Lover, Tivoli, New York