#1
So I have Dunlop straplocks on two of my guitars. I kind of hate them since its nearly impossible to change straps once you put one on.

Any recommendations on better straplocks (that don't cost $18 like the Dunlops) and are easier to swap straps?

While we're here - anyone know of any good straps out there on the cheap as well? I have like 6 black nylon straps, and all but one are too short. Then I have one leather one that I've had since I was 16 that is ridicu-stupid looking. What do you guys use? Also - the guitars they'd go with are in my sig.
#2
http://www.guitarcenter.com/DiMarzio-Nylon-ClipLock-Neon-Guitar-Strap-583649-i1478755.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/DiMarzio-2--Nylon-ClipLock-Guitar-Strap-364661-i1130456.gc

problem solved. just get these, they are incredible, reliable, and professional looking.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Schaller-Guitar-Strap-Locks-and-Buttons--Pair--100284464-i1170004.gc

these are just locks, and also great. They are very easy to change straps, as the ones up top can only e switched with more dimarzio ones.

both are worth every penny
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#3
The Schaller ones tend to rip the strap button screw out of the guitar over time, however
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#4
i have the pro line ones havent had that problem, i didnt post them tho im in class right now haha. mine have never failed me though, but thats a pretty important thing to take note of
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these are in my opinion the best for the buck. you dont need a fancy strap haha when i gig i dont want my leather strap with some badge to stand out, i want my music to stand out . these are the straps i use, other that that i use Levy's straps. they are what i used to use all the time with regular locks, or what i would use in the scenario that im playing bass, but i just ordered new dimarzios for my bands bass so now they are jsut decoration haha
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#7
never had that issue with dunlops myself.

Nylon straps rob sustain, locks will only make that worse... i know, its weird.
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Quote by gregs1020
never had that issue with dunlops myself.

Nylon straps rob sustain, locks will only make that worse... i know, its weird.


I can't tell if you're kidding or not...
#10
^ What??

And if you want to go cheap, GFS has some but out of stock, or go to home depot, get some wide washers with small holes, and a fitting screw, just unscrew and strap switch.
#11
I've finally got my schaller's properly fitted. The strap button screw was too big, so I had to fill the holes in with wood filler and glue them in with that. Seem to work well now though, although I haven't done anything crazy.

So +1 on the schaller ones
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#13
I've been using Schallers for years and never had an issue.
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Quote by askrere
^ What??

And if you want to go cheap, GFS has some but out of stock, or go to home depot, get some wide washers with small holes, and a fitting screw, just unscrew and strap switch.

Home Depot strap locks suck tone
#16
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Home Depot strap locks suck tone


Thats what made me switch to Lowe's.
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#17
Dunno if its feasable since your in the US but I've got a set of these...

http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_security_locks_ni.htm

Exactly the same as Schallers, I use them with 2 guitars I have which came with Schaller buttons but no locks and a third with the buttons provided.
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Yeah, but if you do a barrel roll when you need loads of sustain it evens out.

feckin great idea!
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#19
Whoever suggested the Cliplok needs to die in a house fire.

Schaller.
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#20
Or, you could somehow lock and anchor your guitar to your belt, and get some killer crotchal sustains... or just stains
#21
i dont see how it's hard to change straps with dunlop straplocks.
at least i mean these:
http://elderly.com/images/accessories/ACC/DSL-BLACK.jpg
i prefer them over the schallers : http://www.parkmusic.co.uk/images/uploads/schall.jpg i have on my les paul.

if you just want a cheap option then take these:
http://jeffaddicottglassworks.com/postphotos/yamaha/RubberStraplok.jpg sticks to the strap as a cow in the mud and just requires you to drink beer, nothing is cheaper.

grolsch beer, http://musformation.com/Grolsch%20Cap.jpg
http://www.google.nl/imgres?imgurl=http://www.couchguitarstraps.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/grolsch_033-300x201.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.couchguitarstraps.com/blog/%3Ftag%3Dgrolsch-bottle-strap-locks&usg=__gd_MxcC6F0vP4tP6wXisPxl7yrA=&h=201&w=300&sz=14&hl=nl&start=7&zoom=1&itbs=1&tbnid=kipSXcAGU9tSqM:&tbnh=78&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgrolsch%2Bwashers%26hl%3Dnl%26biw%3D1259%26bih%3D628%26gbv%3D2%26tbm%3Disch&ei=2FuxTeuPG5CVOpLG_fgI

just check it out.

EDIT: for the straps you should check out couch guitarstraps i think their straps look awesome. kinda 60's style, especially their racer X-model. that last link is also for this company their website.
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#22
dunlop strap locks.

one button.

confusing...

hmmm...
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#23
Hah not confusing. I mean changing the strap thats on the lock. Jeeze man.

Getting that ring off the strap is near impossible.
#24
purchase a second set for the second strap then.

sorted.
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#25
woah greg, that makes wayyy too much sense.
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#26
Quote by OceansBetweenUs
Hah not confusing. I mean changing the strap thats on the lock. Jeeze man.

Getting that ring off the strap is near impossible.

Just use a set of needle-nosed pliers. It's easy.

My Tele came with a set of Shallers. They're nice enough, but I prefer the Dunlops that I've put on my LP and my SG.

As for straps, I like the suede straps that Franklin makes. They might be a little pricey, but they feel great and look great. I've found that paying for what you want rather than settling for something cheap is worth it in the long run.
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#28
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woah greg, that makes wayyy too much sense.

i know right?

locks aren't meant to be taken off easily, thus, they are called "locks".
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#30
Quote by gregs1020
purchase a second set for the second strap then.

sorted.


Just wanna change my cheapo nylon strap on that guitar...not payin $20 for a set of strap locks to get the clips - I'll try needlenoses when I get home from work, its been a few weeks since I've looked at them.
#32
if you're too cheap to pony up $20 for the guitar's safety and your convenience..

i dunno...

you're calling us trolls?

grow a pair and rinse out the sand..

and how about a cup of shut the **** up, enough with the dumbass threads noob. sit back, read for a while and learn something!
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#34
Quote by gregs1020
if you're too cheap to pony up $20 for the guitar's safety and your convenience..

i dunno...

you're calling us trolls?

grow a pair and rinse out the sand..

and how about a cup of shut the **** up, enough with the dumbass threads noob. sit back, read for a while and learn something!


I have 3 sets of straplocks dickbag - one per guitar. If you have nothing productive to say, shut yer mouth.

Don't see whats so hard about it. I have 2 threads, one of which is defunct and I got my answer to. Go back to the rock you live under douche.
#35
not angry, just sick of the constant stupidity.

i mean look at this thread.

he asked for a solution to a problem.

we gave him several.

he's too cheap to pay $20 to protect his instrument, and have the convenience of multiple straps.

what the **** was the point then?

Ron White is right, you can't fix stupid.
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#36
LOL @ greg. clearly you misunderstood and would rather waste your time posting in here.

I got my answers - and just ordered some straps online from couch. But while I was on the topic of straplocks, I was just curious what other options were out there so I asked. I own strictly Dunlop locks, and when my new straps arrive, I wanted to know if theyre meant to be taken apart. A small metal ring holds them closed, which could easily be bent or damaged with pliers, making them weaker/useless. Figured it was worth asking.

EDIT: Way to e-lash out for no good reason. Opinion of you just dropped down to nothing, when before this thread I figured you were one of the good ones.
#37
Quote by OceansBetweenUs
I have 3 sets of straplocks dickbag - one per guitar. If you have nothing productive to say, shut yer mouth.

Don't see whats so hard about it. I have 2 threads, one of which is defunct and I got my answer to. Go back to the rock you live under douche.



only stings a little if you have something...
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#38
He went to the beach and got sand in places he didn't know he had.
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