#1
so i am putting some strap locks on my guitar and the ones i bought have screws that are smaller than the original ones and the originals dont fit the new strap buttons. does anybody know if there are straplocks that come with larger screws in them or how to make it work?
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#2
I use strap locks. You know how?

I unscrew the strap buttons, put the strap centered over the screw hole, place a washer on top, and screw the button down on top. Voila, DIY nearly free strap locks. This way, you don't run into your aforementioned dilemma.

Return your 'paid for' strap locks and thank me later.
#3
I have Dunlop Strap Locks. They are twenty dollars. The screws will most likely be bigger than the originals, so you will have to drill a slight bit more, but they are very strong.
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#4
Glue a wodden plug into the original screw hole using pva glue, leave for 24 hours, drill a pilot hole half the diameter of the new screw & bobs your uncle! Make sure the wooden plug is not too loose or tight, a bit of whittling may be needed
#5
You could just use the screws from the original strap buttons.
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#6
1st. i switch straps alot and have a few guitars with strap locks, so putting the strap before the button is stupid to me.
2nd. as stated in original post the original screws dont fit in the new strap buttons, i already tried it.
3rd. the straplocks i bought are dunlop and the screws are smaller. the guitar i bought them for has bigger screws than my other guitars

Quote by anguskilminster
Glue a wodden plug into the original screw hole using pva glue, leave for 24 hours, drill a pilot hole half the diameter of the new screw & bobs your uncle! Make sure the wooden plug is not too loose or tight, a bit of whittling may be needed

and thanks i might have to do this.
Gear
ESP Ltd EC-256
Takamine G-40
Boss NS-2
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Classic OD
MXR 10-Band EQ
Boss TU-3
B 52 AT-100
B 52 AT 412A

Line 6 Relay G30
Last edited by jermzxsugarx at Jul 19, 2009,
#7
i fixed mine with some duck tape,
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#8
When i bought my dimarzio's cliplock, there was always two sets of srews. Big ones and smaller ones. Wierd for you
#9
bring your old screws to the shop with the new straplock buttons and get them to modify the screws to fit. i have to do this for all my guitars
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