Strap Retention

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by JJ119, Oct 9, 2020.

  1. rossmon

    rossmon Strat-Talk Member

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    I bought this strap on Amazon with locking ends awhile back for my Strat and couldn't be happier. Not expensive and nothing to install, just put it on.
    OTOH, I picked up my vintage Guild acoustic 2 weeks ago and the fucin strap fell off the body making a compression dent in the wood. I may never get over it :(
    Planet Waves Planet Lock Guitar Strap, Stars & Stripes
     
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  2. Tube ToneChaser

    Tube ToneChaser Strat-O-Master

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    I use Jim Dunlop Straplocks on all my guitars; Electric and Acousic. Different varieties of straps, but Dunlop Straplocks for all. Used them for years without any issues.
     
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  3. Tube ToneChaser

    Tube ToneChaser Strat-O-Master

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  4. DaMasta

    DaMasta Strat-Talk Member

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    I went with Schaller S Locks on mine. So about 12 sets and not one issue.
     
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    Like, glue it on there! :D
     
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    That's all I need too .
     
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    CAR63 Strat-Talker

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    HA ! No sh*t !!
     
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  8. Impulsive guppy

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    I like to put one of these on the top horn.

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  9. TVvoodoo

    TVvoodoo Strat-Talker

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    Do not recognize.. what are those?
     
  10. Impulsive guppy

    Impulsive guppy Strat-Talker Silver Member

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  11. Wound_Up

    Wound_Up Senior Stratmaster

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    Those Fender squeeze-type(Infinity Locks) aren't all that. Ernie Ball sells the same ones. I have them on one guitar. You have to squeeze the thing to install them and it sucks. They'll be getting replaced with Schallers at some point. I like that you can, just slide those on and lock them in without having to do anything specific other than sliding them on. The Fender Infinity locks require you to depress the buttons to install, or remove them and I just don't like it. They also stand off the guitar quite a bit. Looks weird.

    I was looking at some Dunlop Straploks that turned out to be designed similar to the infinity locks. Instead of the buttons to depress from the sides, it has a single, mechanical button you depress on the top of the actual strap button. They're made the same way from what I can see. Ill see if I can find a pic.

    You can see how they just lock into the button with nothing to capture it. Same thing with the Fenders, seen below them.

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  12. ptb1

    ptb1 Strat-Talker

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    Drilled up and mounted Dunlop Flush Mount on two of mine:

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    "Bullet" proof and clean
     
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  13. ToneRanger

    ToneRanger Most Honored Senior Member

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    Just a few people I found using Grolsch:
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  15. Blue Beagle

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    End of thread right there (and the Fender/Grolsch ones).

    Some ridiculously over engineered products in this thread for such a simple problem.
     
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  16. ThebiggestJerk

    ThebiggestJerk Senior Stratmaster

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    Over priced and over engineered. I view my instruments as tools. No more no less. It fits just fine in the case and spends very little time in one unless I’m traveling to a gig. I don’t even box it up to go to practice... I just toss it (literally) in the front seat. It’s a PBass... see the front cover of Paul Simonon of the Clash swinging it like a battle axe but I digress. it’s interesting and sad for to see how people need the latest gimmicks and attachments and bling whilst they go home to polish their guitars with a diaper. I wonder how many people own a Strat or an LP and can’t or doesn’t even play it?
    I love seeing a beaten up axe with the strap attached with duct tape.
     
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    It's not about bling, it's about convenience. I've just bought a set of S-locks in black because I DON'T want them to be seen. I do appreciate the engineering, but I infinitely prefer the stock and vintage look of simple strap buttons. I currently have 5 guitars that I play and one favourite black suede strap that I use with all of them (as seen on the profile image). I keep all of them cases because I don't live in a squeaky clean suburbia, but on the 1st floor of an apartment block in a dusty city. If I leave a guitar out of a case for a week I'd have to vacuum it just for weight relief alone! :)
     
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  18. spllbnd2

    spllbnd2 New Member!

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    Grolsch rubber washers or the Schaller locks.
     
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    mazzolar59 Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    I use the grommets on the Grolsch beer bottles. They work great for me.
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  20. PCollen

    PCollen Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Fender American standards , and other MIA models used Schaller strap pins...you can buy the pins seperately from Fender parts distributors.

    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/acc...trap-buttons-2?rNtt=fender strap pins&index=6
     
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