#1
Okay guys i got my new ibanez but i need some strap locks as the strap holders that are on it lose my straps easy. i have no experience with strap locks and was wondering which ones are the best.
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#2
I love my Schallers. Never tried anything else though
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#4
I third the schallers. Dunlops are ok, but every so often you have to wd40 them otherwise the locks start to seize up. The schallers do no such thing
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#5
The Dunlops are also pig-ugly, I forgot to mention.
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#6
I have Schallers and a couple Dimarzio Straps.............both keep my guitars off the floor
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#7
Schallers - best made straplocks and easy to swap straps between guitars if you don't have enough.
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#8
Yeah, Schallers are probably best. Dunlops are quite all right, but whoever said you need to WD40 em was right. The whole strap button will unscrew itself unless you do it.
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#9
Get the Schallers allready
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#10
I use the Dunlops, and I actually prefer the way they look over the Schallers. I'm planning on getting an SG eventually, and if I got Schallers, they would poke me in the stomach...
Just get what you prefer. Both work well, and both will keep your guitar from sitting on your foot.
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#11
I also suggest the Schallers. I have them on my Strat and used them on guitars I have previously owned, as well. One reason I like them over other designs is that they are semi-failsafe due to the way they connect, which is a "cup" of sorts with the locking pin in the middle. Also, you need to PULL to release which helps prevent accidental disconnection.
Finally, their customer service is excellent. I had lost one of the buttons and wrote them a letter and they shipped me 2 new screws and buttons from Germany, no charge.
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#12
I hate the look of the schallers. I love the dunlops. WD40 once every few months is not a big deal people.......and no the strap button will not unscrew itself if you don't use WD40, that makes no sense.

Basically, pick whichever one you like the look of best.
#13
Boston Straplocks.
Exactly like Schaller but about half the price.
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#14
Quote by GuitarDTO
I hate the look of the schallers. I love the dunlops. WD40 once every few months is not a big deal people.......and no the strap button will not unscrew itself if you don't use WD40, that makes no sense.

Basically, pick whichever one you like the look of best.


+1

I use the Dunlops on all my guitars...except my tele. I have Grolsch strap locks on it
#15
I use schallers and put a drop of locktite on the retaining nut for the strap portion. Never had a problem. Be sure to use the screws that come with the guitar rather than the ones they send you, and if need be machine/drill the screw and/or strap lock so that everything fits.
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#16
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I hate the look of the schallers. I love the dunlops. WD40 once every few months is not a big deal people.......and no the strap button will not unscrew itself if you don't use WD40, that makes no sense.

Basically, pick whichever one you like the look of best.

Yes, it does, it's happened to me, of course it makes sense. Clown.
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#17
marvel locks
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#19
You don't hear much of them on here because the fact that they are a fairly new product, but Hennessy straplocks are the best on the market. If attached properly they are the most secure straplocks you can buy. I have them on both of my schecters and they never fail and have never needed lubricant of any sort. I would suggest you look into them. If you can't find them in your area schallers are the next best thing.
#20
Quote by eyebanez333
I use the Dunlops on all my guitars...except my tele. I have Grolsch strap locks on it


me 2!!
#22
I have Schallers on all my guitars and I love them. I once tried my friend's guitar and he had Dunlops but I didn't really like them.
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#23
I use the rubbers* from Grolsch beer bottles. Keeps the strap on my electric and acoustic guitar perfect.

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#24
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Yes, it does, it's happened to me, of course it makes sense. Clown.


No, it doesnt actually. If your button screw was backing out then it wasnt tightened enough, or you are twisting and pulling on your button like an idiot when you try to release your strap lock.

Anyways, another option besides a Grolsch washer is Dunlop Ergoloks....very funny looking but they do the trick. Also, you can take a guitar pick and just cut a hole and slot into it and it will actually serve as a decent strap lock. Some youtube videos are out there showing people making those......
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#25
Quote by ch0
I love my Schallers. Never tried anything else though

This.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#26
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I use the rubbers* from Grolsch beer bottles. Keeps the strap on my electric and acoustic guitar perfect.

*Rubber washers

Agreed, only an idiot would pay for straplocks when two swingtop Grolsch bottles cost less than a fiver...and that price includes the beer!

#27
Quote by GuitarDTO
No, it doesnt actually. If your button screw was backing out then it wasnt tightened enough, or you are twisting and pulling on your button like an idiot when you try to release your strap lock.

Anyways, another option besides a Grolsch washer is Dunlop Ergoloks....very funny looking but they do the trick. Also, you can take a guitar pick and just cut a hole and slot into it and it will actually serve as a decent strap lock. Some youtube videos are out there showing people making those......

Whether or not it makes sense, it's happened to me. By applying WD40, the strap buttons stopped coming loose. Anyone with the IQ of a brick could be sure to tighten it to the point of where it can no longer be tightened. And I don't understand how you came to the conclusion that anyone would be so incompetent that they would pull and twist it out, all it takes is a press of the button and the Strap Lock is free. Many a time would I fully tighten it over again only to play half a gig and realize it's starting to come undone again. A little WD40, and the problem stopped. Stop being twattish by trying to make me look like an idiot when you don't know anything about why I would conclude that the strap locks siezing up would inadvertedly unscrew the strap button.
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#28
Another vote for Grolsh seals! Have had them on my Strat for years and never come off!
#30
Quote by kyle62
Agreed, only an idiot would pay for straplocks when two swingtop Grolsch bottles cost less than a fiver...and that price includes the beer!


Two problems - shitty beer (like all Dutch beer, I must say), difficult to remove strap when storing (a real bad thing with nitrocellulose finishes).

Now, if Bergbrau or Einbecker came with appropriately-sized washers...
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#31
Quote by CL/\SH
Whether or not it makes sense, it's happened to me. By applying WD40, the strap buttons stopped coming loose. Anyone with the IQ of a brick could be sure to tighten it to the point of where it can no longer be tightened. And I don't understand how you came to the conclusion that anyone would be so incompetent that they would pull and twist it out, all it takes is a press of the button and the Strap Lock is free. Many a time would I fully tighten it over again only to play half a gig and realize it's starting to come undone again. A little WD40, and the problem stopped. Stop being twattish by trying to make me look like an idiot when you don't know anything about why I would conclude that the strap locks siezing up would inadvertedly unscrew the strap button.


All it takes is a little explanation which you've finally added, instead of calling someone a clown.....so don't get your panties in a wad when someone is "twattish" back at you. Anyways, it sounds like your buttons just get stuck in your strap lock when you move while playing, which slowly is torquing the button. That doesnt happen to normal Dunlop strap locks even if you dont apply WD40. I've got sets that I dont lube for months on end....it sounds like a piece of debris or something got in there.....and yes WD40 will help with that, but its not a necessity if you keep them clean.
#32
im very intrested in the pick idea. anyone have a link to the youtube vid?
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#33
Schallers ftw. I have 'em on all of my guitars.
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#34
yeah the whole point is you can take the strap off easy.

Ernie Ball Super Locks.

work really well. very large, but work well. stylish too and come in different finishes. matches the gold parts on my guitar perfect.
#35
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im very intrested in the pick idea. anyone have a link to the youtube vid?
Are you kidding? Go on YouTube and search, oh I dunno, "guitar pick strap locks."
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#36
Quote by greenwgreg
I also suggest the Schallers. I have them on my Strat.


Why on earth do you ahve them on your strat? Surely they are only really used on heavy guitars?
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#37
Go Schaller, you'll never go back.
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#38
Quote by demitriv
Why on earth do you ahve them on your strat? Surely they are only really used on heavy guitars?
Nope. Straps can come off of any guitar, heavy or not. Strap locks are cheap insurance.
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Because I bend in such an unorthodox fashion; the notes kinda slide up and slide down...
#39
Quote by ch0
Nope. Straps can come off of any guitar, heavy or not. Strap locks are cheap insurance.


Plus, my straps are set up that way. It keeps things compatible across the board. All or nothing. Very cheap insurance, and much quicker to put on/take off.
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#40
Oh ok.
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