Strap Retention

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  1. JJ119

    JJ119 Strat-O-Master

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    What are you using to keep your
    Favorite Mistress from slipping from the strap and hitting the ground?
    I am thinking about Daddario for
    Eerie, Fender for HM Strat, and
    Schaller S Lock for DK2M.

    Daddario and Fender appear to be a bit shorter than Schaller thus allowing a bit more space between Endpin and Case.

    Maybe Daddario for all??
    Thoughts? Experience with Daddario??

    Thanks For Stopping And Visiting.

    Daddario
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    Fender Button Style
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    Fender Squeeze Clip
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    Schaller S Lock
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    fezz parka fezz parka

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    Grolsch rubber washers.
     
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  3. Old Guy

    Old Guy Strat-Talker

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    My friend uses rubber washers and they work well. I like the D'Addario (did I say that right?) that slip over the strap button and have a loop for the cable to add some strain relief and keep it from unplugging when one gets too far from the amp. But if that ain't a problem, washers are good.
     
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  4. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too.

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    I dig on Schallers. They're on all my Fenders, my Guild Bluesbird, and my Gretsch 5622T.
     
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    fender blender Strat-Talk Member

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    Fender Strap Locks..be careful of imitations..
     

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    myredstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    I just never let go of my guitar!
     
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    guitarchaeologist Papa Americano Silver Member

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    Hahaha... I think Fender imitated the beer drinkers strap lock choice.
     
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    Seamus OReally Buried alive in the blues Gold Supporting Member

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    I use the Schallers. But I never see one of those Grolsh gaskets without remembering a wild, last minute pull-out-all-the-stops video production that ended up with me and the video editor and the creative director cutting this thing for GE completely laughing drunk. Me and the CD on bad whisky, the editor on a six of Grolsh, just busting a gut at 1 AM, totally faced.
     
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  9. RobZ69

    RobZ69 Senior Stratmaster

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    I use these Loxx strap locks. Unlike the Schallers the part that fits to the strap cannot be upside down.

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  10. longboard blues

    longboard blues Senior Stratmaster

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    Grolsch washers. Simple, effective, no mods needed. Solid as a rock, too.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Good thick leather straps.

    And a Grolsch washer if all else fails.
     
  12. JJ119

    JJ119 Strat-O-Master

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    Thanks Folks.
    Tuesday I looked around at the local Walmart for
    some Rubber Bottle Stop Washers in the Booze area. No luck.
    I will.check Local Grocery on my way home from work tonight in the
    Home Brew area.
     
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    i have the silver fender button fitted to mine. bit fiddly to get on but they dont come off without a lot of effort.. recommended
     
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    longboard blues Senior Stratmaster

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    Yep. Straplock systems just seem like a very clumsy, complex and over thought solution, where a simple elegant solution works. I would say it’s hard to separate people from their wallets with simple solutions, but fender brand rubber washers proves me wrong....
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    I have been using Schaller products for more than 25 years now and never a fail. I actually had the leather end tear off a strap and the guitar fell but the locks were still holding.
    The S-locks design is a big improvement on an already fantastic design. I definitely recommend going with them.
     
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    I most often use Grolsch washers. On 3 guitars I have Schaller strap locks and my Gretsch has their screw system.

    Amazon. A lifetime supply for about $13 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0064OE7SC/?tag=strattalk05-20

    You may find them even cheaper on EBay.
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Interesting...I have never seen a Schaller lock turn upside down. They've stayed where I put them every time.
     
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    THIS. I have some rubber washers but they don't play well with any thicker straps, such as leather. I recently started swapping all of mine for S-locks. I like them because even if the spring fails the S portion holds the guitar.

    As far as different ones for different guitars, I think I have at least of of each type on various guitars, except the Fender squeeze type. I'm replacing them all with S-locks because that way I can have one or two straps and when I switch guitars I can just pop it off and put it on the rack. They fit better without the strap. Just wish they sold the pins separately, but I guess having spares of the strap fittings is ok. Never had one break though.
     
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    stormsedge Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    ^^^this:thumb:^^^
     
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