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Old 11-30-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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Strap Locks?

I bought strap locks a while ago and I eventually just bought a clip-on strap even though it looks ugly on my les paul. But the strap locks were huge black plastic things and kept coming loose. But today I wondered if you can just put your strap through the screw of the strap button. So the strap button is over the strap. It's sort of like a strap lock right. Is my guitar protected like that, will it bend? will it break? is it safe?
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:46 PM   #2
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Is my guitar protected like that, will it bend? will it break? is it safe?


Try to do those things a strap lock would normally prevent from happening.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:46 PM   #3
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i have one of my guitars' straps screwed in like that..it hasn't been a problem so far

a better option would be to get real straplocks, not just the big ugly plastic ones. ones like this for example:
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Hardwar...lok_System.html
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:03 PM   #4
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I wish I could tell you what strap locks I had, no unscrewing/screwing necessary, but they're durable steel ones. Got them with my telecaster
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:18 PM   #5
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You can use it like that, just get a fender washer from the hardware store, or any other big washer. You technically wouldn't even need the strap button at that point, so you could just remove it and use the screw and a washer if you wanted to, assuming that the screw head is big enough for the washer.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:42 PM   #6
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:08 PM   #7
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I have the Schallers on all my basses and havent had any issue with them in the last few years. Mechanics work great on the actual strap part, as far as the screws are concerned i didnt use the provided ones and just modified the existing screws to fit.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:17 PM   #8
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Jim Dunlop Strap Lock System


I have this one guitar where the button for the strap moved, and ended up on the back of the guitar, but to avoid the button sticking into me/my belly; I had this newer Jim Dunlop strap lock designed so takes the Jim Dunlop strap lock, but the button is non existent; Straplok


Like this, on one of my guitars.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:10 PM   #9
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I'd recomend Schallers. I've been using them for nearly a decade with no problems.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:23 PM   #10
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Jim Dunlop Strap Lock System


I have this one guitar where the button for the strap moved, and ended up on the back of the guitar, but to avoid the button sticking into me/my belly; I had this newer Jim Dunlop strap lock designed so takes the Jim Dunlop strap lock, but the button is non existent; Straplok

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Like this, on one of my guitars.

The the Jim Dunlop flush mount strap locks are pretty awesome. I just installed them on my current build, and they are far better looking, lower profile, and stronger than the regular strap locks(though I don't think I've ever heard of anyone breaking the regular ones).
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:31 PM   #11
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That's it, the flush mount ones.

My 1996 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Standard had the regular Jim Dunlop Strap Lock system buttons on and I asked my guitar guy if that would have been on it new and he said no, a previous owner must have done that; The fact that this guitar was love at first play and was a Gibson Les Paul and felt right and sounded right and had the correct headstock, the one that I wanted -- Not only did it have that but; it also had my strap lock system, the one that I like, already installed.

That was cool, I love that guitar... The only thing I had done to it was have a set of Seymour Duncan APH-1 Alnico II Pro Humbuckers installed.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:55 AM   #12
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man, just go get some thick rubber washers at a hardware store, put the strap on the button and put the washers over the button and boom. locked. Aint going anywhere. cheap as hell too.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:13 PM   #13
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In my own experience, the dunlop strap locks are better than the schaller ones.
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