#1
I'd like to put some sort of locking strap/strap lock system on my Telecaster but I'm not sure what to get. I'd like to just use one strap for all of my guitars but I don't mind equipping them all with strap locks. I just want whatever holds the strap on better so my guitar won't fall off while I'm jumping around. I'd like to spend under $50 for this.
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#3
Have you tried the 'Grolsch trick'? Get the washer off a swingtop bottle of Grolsch:



Though any other suitably sized rubber washer will do.

Stretch over strap pin like so:




The pic above is from my main guitar; I've been using the same washers for three years without a hitch.

Total cost per guitar is about £4/$5, but that includes two bottles of beer too
There's a clubnear me that sells them at £1 a bottle. Last time I went there for a drink, I asked our drummer to go find a few from empty bottles and other peoples' drinks - he came back with enough for about 20 guitars!
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#4
i have used both locking mounts and locking straps. I have found that both offer pros and cons:
Locking Straps - mostly do a pretty good job of holding onto the guitar - however, the ones I've used (Straploc) take a little extra time when putting it on the guitar. Also, if the locking mechanism is plastic - it tends to rub the finish off of the guitar at the post.

Locking mounts - also pretty good, easier to switch another guitar - provided the other guitar has the same thing. I have seen these slip or break (especially when they first came out).

I use three guitars during a gig - all three have their own strap; this is just easier for me to change guitars mid-show. Only one is locking.
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#6
Just get some ProLine strap locks. Not that expensive at all.
#7
I have a locking strap, I think it is planet waves. I love it, it locks on easily and will not, under any circumstances, come off. Also it has rubber around the locks so they don't rub off onto the finish.
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I have a locking strap, I think it is planet waves. I love it, it locks on easily and will not, under any circumstances, come off. Also it has rubber around the locks so they don't rub off onto the finish.


I almost ordered one of those, but I read someone saying that they were uncomfortable and awkward due to the strap ends being solid and sticking out from the guitar rather than adjusting like a normal strap. Is yours comfortable?
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I almost ordered one of those, but I read someone saying that they were uncomfortable and awkward due to the strap ends being solid and sticking out from the guitar rather than adjusting like a normal strap. Is yours comfortable?

They are a little bit, and the locking mechanism breaks pretty easily.

Really, the easiest way to 'lock' a strap is to physically block the strap from getting over the guitar's strap pin. The rubber washer 'Grolsch' idea I always post is an easy approach, but almost anything will work. There's no need to go spending a fortune on fancy systems when in my case, ghetto solutions like a few turns of guitar string, or a tight rubber band around the strap pin, have worked perfectly for many months.
#10
Well I ended up doing a "Ghetto" Trick. I didn't have any Grolsch caps so I used the neck best thing, Caps from water jugs I reamed out holes in the middle of them and stretched them over the strap pin ends, It seems to have helped a bit. Thanks!
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