Hello from Australia

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  1. fendushi

    fendushi Strat-Talk Member

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    After 30 plus years of pure humbucking, fast chugging, high gain turned up to 11... I'm finally discovering the joys of clean single coil tones of the strat. :)

    I have recently bought an American Pro II, my 2nd Strat. I want to purchase the new Schaller strap S locks to install on the guitar, am I able to use the original button screws on the guitar or do I have to use the ones that come with the Schallers?

    I don't really want to drill a bigger hole or make the hole smaller if I dont have to. I usually have a guitar tech install them but we are in lockdown at the moment.

    Here are some pics of the gear :D


     
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    Welcome to Strat-Talk :)
     
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    Welcome - I use Dunlop Lok Straps on all my guitars. Cheap as chips and fit over any size of button without having to change or drill anything. I have a pair in each guitar case. Some people use Grolsch beer bottle rubber washers instead - I find them a bit tight.

    In return for this free Pommie advice please now stop beating us in the Ashes:whistling:
     
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    Hiya from another Pommie :thumb:
     
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    Welcome aboard. We're glad you are here. :thumb:
     
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    Hello Fendushi, welcome to the forum, it's good to have you here.

    I don't have any Schaller's so I can't help you there.
     
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  8. fendushi

    fendushi Strat-Talk Member

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    I ended up buying some rubber strap blockers and they are actually quite secure.

    I had to try them on with the strap a few times to make it work. The bottom one would not stay on properly as the leather on the strap is kinda thick. But with a little persistence, Ive found a way to put them on so they wont come off unless I want them to.

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  9. fendushi

    fendushi Strat-Talk Member

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    Never thought I'd be so mesmerized admiring a Strat. I love the grain patterns. I admire this more than the flame maple on my LP. Maybe because its new. :D

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    Sounds awesome too, love the pickups!

    :)
     
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    Sienna Sunburst I think, If so I have one too :)

    Welcome, never too many Aussies here

    I have a set of Schaller strap S locks, I haven't fitted them yet,
     
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    fendushi Strat-Talk Member

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    Hi, yes its the Sienna Sunburst. I initially wanted Mystic Surf Green but it wasn't available. Maybe I'll get one in SSS next. :D

    I bought it blind online cause of lockdown, Im glad that I like grain patterns on this one.
     
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    Welcome aboard! Beautiful Strat.
     
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