Done with strap-loks

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by Class A Knob, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Class A Knob

    Class A Knob Senior Stratmaster

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    I've seen this. Love how both the drummer and bassist just watch it sail away....and the band just plays on :whistling:
     
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  2. henderman

    henderman Dr. Stratster

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    i swore by dunlop strapocks for years and it was nice to use 1 strap for 3 guitars. but then barrel that gets inserted into the hole of the button attached to the guitar sheared off and the the guitar went down fast. if my hand was not still under the guitar neck when it happened it probably would have been bad.
     
  3. Colnago1

    Colnago1 Senior Stratmaster

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    How does the end one not scuff up the back of your Flying V?
     
  4. mapleglo

    mapleglo Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm also a long time Schaller strap lock user, ever since the lead guitarist dropped his gold top Les Paul and the neck broke off. That must have been some time in the late '70's. Never trusted bare straps after that.

    I never ran into the squeak issue, and have been careful not to scratch a guitar with them.
     
  5. SILENCER

    SILENCER Strat-Talker

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    Hennesy strap locks.

    Work every time.
     
  6. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    The pull knobs are round and smooth and I keep them just far enough apart that it hangs just below the heel contour.
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  7. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    I really dont think my issue was between the lock itself and the button so much as the button and the screw. I just started spraying them about once a year about the time I started putting some glue on the screws before tightening them down. Never another issue but either way I haven't had any problems in at least 20 years now.

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  8. Colnago1

    Colnago1 Senior Stratmaster

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    I like this idea a lot.
    Going to steal this from you, if that's ok?
     
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  9. rocknrollrich

    rocknrollrich Most Honored Senior Member

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    That gets my vote for the most uncomfortable strap ever.
    Seatbelt straps are a no go for me.
     
  10. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Have at it. Just make sure that you keep them far enough apart. I set mine about 1 1/2 inches apart center to center. If I do it again I will probably go 2 inches. You could also put the reversed lock on the bottom and the forward lock on the top which would also help keep it away from the body.

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  11. mapleglo

    mapleglo Senior Stratmaster

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    Funnily enough, I never use the supplied screws. They just look too thin and weak to me. I use stainless steel #6 screws, which are a bit more hefty, and I never run into the "crew loosening" issue.
     
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  12. Chief101

    Chief101 Senior Stratmaster

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    Used Schaller strap locks for years then it occurred to me that I don’t actually jump around, swing my guitars, or any other nonsense. I reversed all mine back to the original buttons and use Grolsch rubber rings for strap security on all mine now. Cheap, easy and keep a few in every guitar case.
     
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    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

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    Get rid of the 'Bugle' style used on so many Fender guitars and replace them with the 'Mushroom' style.

    I never understand why they use a shape that is designed to be hard to put the strap on and easy to take the strap off. Maybe it was for the old days bar gigs where the players start out sober and drink all night where they need help getting the strap off their guitar.

    I use a safety pin lock for a couple of guitar straps.

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    You can also carry your strap button to the hardware store and sort through the faucet repair washers until you find one you like, similar to the beer bottle flip top washers.

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  14. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

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    Schaller since about 1997. Still have the original set- still using it!

    There was a rumor (unknown if true) that there were a Chinese knock-off set being sold and they were FUBAR.

    I have faith in the German made sets. No scratches either, but I do remove 'em before casing the guitar. AND admittedly, I use a stainless larger screw. I've had to grind the screw head diameters down (easy peezy) slightly to get those screws to sit right in the holes on the 'buttons'.

    I also have the rubber washer type as "spares". I don't like to futz getting them on. Just me. There may be a 'give-away' on these soon. Stand by.

    Whatever works for you...and keeps yer git strapped on...is best!

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    Electgumbo Not Of This Earth

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    I used the Schaller strap locks for years. Maybe decades! But slowly I’ve gone back to just a normal strap button. But I have way more straps now and it seems more attention is paid to the thick stiff leather ends then on the old ACE guitar straps. When the strap gets loose or weak I just throw it away and get a new one. Spending a few bucks on a nice looking strap is one of life’s simple pleasures.
     
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    newplayeroldguy in the wind

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    Tell them to not play drunk.
     
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    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    I have a Levy's strap on my LP. That thing is so tight I didn't think it was going to go on. I get nervous on the rare times I need to remove it
     
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    I tried washers. They grabbed the button and spun it loose.
     
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    Dunlop's for me. I've used them for years without incident. I do clean and lube the mechanism about once a year.

    Around 1995, a girlfriend of mine borrowed my Les Paul to play in a theater production. She was a decent guitar player but absent minded that day. When she strapped the guitar on, the strap at the bottom button was folded over. About 45 seconds into her song, the strap let go, she dropped the guitar and the neck broke at the scarf joint while I watched in horror from the front row.

    Needless to say, she is NOT Mrs. Dudeman7.

    Strap locks from now on for every guitar I own.