Strap Retention

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  1. tanta07

    tanta07 Strat-O-Master

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    And they come with a free beer!
     
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    bgwhitney New Member!

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    These all look excellent but being a cheapskate I use rubber washers from the hardware store for $.17 each! So far so good on my Tele.
     
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    tinkertoy Strat-O-Master

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    The only problem with grolsch washers is you gotta buy and drink the beer.

    I use schallers on all my guitars except the semi hollows that mount behind the neck.
    The little ball becomes a sort of pressure point.

    I have a separate strap for those, but no straplocks yet. I was looking at the daddario ones. The fender squeeze ones do as well.
     
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    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Well... you could pour it in the planter....

    But you can buy a bag of 100 on Amazon for $15, so you don't even need to buy the beer.
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    I set my straps up with three Schallers on each strap (3 straps) so I can use them on both styles of guitars. The two locks on the front bout and one on the tail strap. Looks like this
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    tinkertoy Strat-O-Master

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    That looks like I'd scratch the heck out of my stuff with that setup. Lol

    I've had my OG schallers on my OG strap
    Cool! Good to know.

    Do I look up grolsch washers? I know it cant be that easy
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    I've been using that setup for about 8 years now and no damage at all. Even to my Breedlove, no damage. It just seems to work for me.
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    It works well for me. When using the reversed lock the guitar hangs about 1 inch higher than if it were the forward lock. I just don't need tk twist the strap. As I said earlier. No scratches from them on any of my guitars after years of use either. The 2 locks are about 2 inches apart.
     
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    ibdrkn1 Strat-O-Master

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    https://www.stewmac.com/parts-and-h...G94E7G33c4Vm_TevNBqSxECCVvRdX-EhoCFxMQAvD_BwE

    Just because something costs more doesn't mean it's better.

    IMO it's best to make use of the original straps buttons.

    I've tried a handful of different strap lock styles & my Bass player several more. There's always something I didn't like. Some loosen over time, some are noisey, some just too bulky.

    All are gone & the simple washer is all that's needed. I've not tried the rubber washers but see no reason they aren't also just as good.
     
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    JJ119 Strat-O-Master

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    Never seen nor heard of that
    StewMac set.

    Thank You @ibdrkn1
     
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    ibdrkn1 Strat-O-Master

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    You're welcome.

    I use them on all my Gibsons. I find I don't really need anything for my Fenders but of course it'll fit them too.

    Might even be a little cheaper from Amazon.
     
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