#1
I bought a set of straplocks for my SG, but upon preparing to install them, I noticed that the screws are really long. My fear is that on the straplock to be installed underneath the neck-base area, that the screw might mess with the neck/truss rod in some way. I put the screw against the area to kind of judge about how much room there would be between the end of the screw and the beginning of the fret-board, there's not much space to spare.
So, has anyone with an SG ever had this problem? And how did you go about getting around it?

EDIT: The screw is approximately 1 inch long. The thickness of the neck at that area is 1 and 1/4 inch.
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#2
Can you use the screw from the old strap button?
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#3
Maybe i'm missing something here but whats wrong with using the screwsalready on the guitar? unless this is some kinda strap lock i've never used.
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Maybe i'm missing something here but whats wrong with using the screwsalready on the guitar? unless this is some kinda strap lock i've never used.


it's a peavey straplock set. I know. I'm a cheapass and bought it because it was 5 dollars cheaper than the others. I don't plan on doing any guitar flips or anything though, so whatev.

The screw that came on the guitar is too thick at the top for it to fit through the strap lock.
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Maybe i'm missing something here but whats wrong with using the screwsalready on the guitar? unless this is some kinda strap lock i've never used.

The screws may not fit through the new strap buttons. That's why they give you screws with the strap locks.

Anyway, I think it would be ok so long as the screw is shorter than the body is thick.
#6
why dont you get the plastic dunlop ones? cost you next to nothing and don't require you to screw anything into your guitar
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#7
if nothing else, take a radial saw and shorten that screw up. that's what i'd do if i were in your position.
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Move your Strap button?
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#10
I put schaller strap locks with much longer screws than the originals on my gibby sg, and they're great
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#11
the truss rod doesn't go that far down, I have Schallers on mine and have had no problems.
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