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Old 01-19-2013, 11:27 PM   #21
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The way to fit a Schaller to the strap is to use two spanners. One on the nut and the other on the clip itself. You have to nip them up nice and tight or else the nut can come adrift after the leather settles.

Most times the screw hole in the guitar is too big for the Schaller screw. It's an easy fix. Get a wooden match and carefully pare it down until it fits snugly into the hole. Dip the match in PVA glue, tap it into the hole and cut it off flush with a pair of wire cutters. Wait a couple of hours and then drill and fit the new screw. In reality you don't even need to drill because the Schaller screw will behave as a self tapper and will just cut its way through the match without issue.

Too easy.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:30 AM   #22
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My Jacksons have such huge strap buttons that it's hard to get my straps on them to begin with. If I was worried about it I would probably just do the washer method.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:38 AM   #23
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My Jacksons have such huge strap buttons that it's hard to get my straps on them to begin with. If I was worried about it I would probably just do the washer method.

That's one thing I love about Jacksons.

I just put a piece of electrical tape over the "leftover hole" in the end of the strap after it goes on the button. That, and I just use solid straps and make sure it's not twisted around. Personally I would never use straplocks unless they were free or something; in all my years of playing guitar I've never even had a hint of a close call when it comes to the strap coming off. I've seen it come off for a few of my friends but to me it's not really a piece of the guitar that needs extra locking.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:27 AM   #24
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Straplocks. I don't know why anybody would want a locking strap; far too limited. Using straplocks means you can stick any strap on any guitar. Plus—and more importantly—the metal straplock systems last a hell of a lot better than the often plastic locking strap systems.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:35 AM   #25
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I just sew my straps on, haven't had a single one fail yet. The only guitar I haven't done this on is my dad's old PR1660 and that thing has the boomerang strap buttons and I have never ad a strap give up on me using those.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:11 AM   #26
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Another straplock fan here. I like the flexibility to use whatever strap I like, and use it on whatever instrument I like. If I need to use it on an instrument not fitted with locks for whatever reason I just remove them from my strap and I can still use my strap.
Not to mention there's some really good metal schaller clones on eBay that go for ~$4-$5 and even if the strap part isn't quite as good as a real schaller the buttons are perfect for whenever you get a new guitar and are completely compatible with real schallers.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:19 PM   #27
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Is it hard to install schallers?


Here. I could've picked any of the dozens of videos on youtube about installing them but this video is pretty funny.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:35 PM   #28
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Here. I could've picked any of the dozens of videos on youtube about installing them but this video is pretty funny.

you forgot to add the video.
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