#1
I just got my new PRS SE and I'm going to go and get a strap and some straplocks for it, and I was wondering if any of them don't require me to drill down further into the guitar? I had put Dunlop Straplocks on my Schecter, but those required to be drilled out, and I don't have access to a power drill 99% of the time (I just don't own one).

So what straplocks are designed to be installed without drilling further?
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#2
I don't know of any but my local guitar shop did mine for me, I think he charged me like $10 to do it which included a full cleaning and checking everything out so it worked out pretty cool. I love the way he sets my shit up.
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#3
Try Schaller straplocks.I've installed them on my Schecter Classic without any problems.
#5
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Try Schaller straplocks.I've installed them on my Schecter Classic without any problems.

no extra drilling required?
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#7
http://www.zzounds.com/item--DNP7007SI

I think this answers both of your questions . My friend has them on his Les Paul and they seem to be more durable than you would expect them to be, his are older than a year and they still hold with no problems. He doesn't really throw his guitar around so I don't know would they be able to deal with that kind of situations.
#8
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Atax1a,

What's that called and where can I get them?

I think my mate had some of those, but they kept breaking/coming off, so to my understanding they're not that great
#10
if you buy 2 pint bottles of grolsch and take the red rubber rings you'll have two invincible strap locks and a nice buzz
#11
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http://www.zzounds.com/item--DNP7007SI

I think this answers both of your questions . My friend has them on his Les Paul and they seem to be more durable than you would expect them to be, his are older than a year and they still hold with no problems. He doesn't really throw his guitar around so I don't know would they be able to deal with that kind of situations.

I use a Dimarzio elastic strap and this thing seems to be my future pick now

most of the time the strap locks require a special strap (like that planet waves one) or some pin mods right?
#12
I think you don't need a special strap. The guitar I bought used came with the Schaller straplock installed, and I normally use my old strap with it. You just have to tighten the staplock head on the strap end, and then lock onto the screw head you installed into guitar.
#13
Just get some Schaller strap locks. They're something like $20, totally solid, easy to use, and won't require you to drill anything.
#14
Planet Waves makes a strap with built-in strap locks that lock around your existing buttons. I've had one for several years and have never had a problem with it. They're like $20.
#15
umm... try using the screw that's already in your strap pins, instead of the one that comes with the straplocks.

Problem solved.
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#16
Planet Waves makes a strap with built-in strap locks that lock around your existing buttons. I've had one for several years and have never had a problem with it. They're like $20


Yeah. These are actually really nice. I have these and they work perfectly. I didn't have drill into my guitar and I only had to buy one strap for my two guitars. I would definitely recommend it.
#17
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umm... try using the screw that's already in your strap pins, instead of the one that comes with the straplocks.

Problem solved.


Doesn't work. Most have different size heads. Dunlop & Ernie Ball strap locks require that the screw be completely recessed in the pin, otherwise the locking won't occur or be secure if it slightly engages. I have in fact tried using the original screws when installing lockers on 3 of my guitars. None would work with the stock screws.
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#19
Take the screw out of your current pin and take it into a guitar shop. Compare that screw to the ones in the straplocks they have there. I prefer Schalers myself. Keep in mind that you may be able to use the original screw in the straplock - as long as the head fits in the pin you're golden.
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#20
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So cheap. So useful.


This, I use these. No drilling required at all and they work great.
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#22
Uhhhhh, I didn't need to drill my dunlops. The screw was a little thicker so the old hole worked as a pilot hole, but I didn't drill...
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#23
just so you guys all know, i intend to be moving and jumping around with this as I play shows and get active. I need to make sure these are solid.

and to above, evhbrianmay, what guitar did you use to put the dunlops on, because I have them on my schecter and had installed them on my friend's Schecter and had to drill that one too. the Dunlop screws are a lot longer than the stock Schecter screws.


EDIT: so far, I'm most likely going to get the Schallers. I don't know how durable those plastic clips are for the single-piece lock, nor do I trust the planet wave straps+locks (nor do i like their designs. just want a plain black or white strap).

The Dimarzio clip-lock strap may be an option for me. can any one tell me if I would need to drill out more for those?
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#24
No, those especially you can almost always fit the screw from your current pins on... I have one and it works very well.
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#25
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No, those especially you can almost always fit the screw from your current pins on... I have one and it works very well.

the Dimarzio strap?
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#26
D'Addario clip lock straps.
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#27
if I were to get the Dimarzio strap, would i have to use the screws that it comes with? or could I use the ones in my PRS?
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#28
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So cheap. So useful.



+1 these have been on my guitar for a year and theres been no problem at all. cost like 1$ and 10 seconds. no drilling at all
#29
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I have one of these straps, but I'm looking to get something different. The plastic locks wear out after while, and I don't really trust it holding up my guitar any longer. Also, it'll eventually cut into the body of your guitar leaving scratches.
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#30
DiMarzio clip-lock strap. Strap lock and strap, all in one. Best strap/strap lock ever in my opinion.


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if I were to get the Dimarzio strap, would i have to use the screws that it comes with? or could I use the ones in my PRS?

I used the standard screws from my Peavey bass on one of mine, but I'd recommend using the ones with the strap. There are 2 sets of screws with the strap, thinner ones and thicker ones. Just find the ones that best match your PRS's screws. I have these installed on all of my guitars. There is no drilling required, so your guitar won't get ruined what so ever. If you're worried about the strap decreasing the value or something, you can always take out the strap ends and reinstall your PRS's original strap buttons. You don't have to worry about it falling out either. I've picked up my guitars by the strap ends, so the strap was holding the entire guitar's weight. These things are SOLID!
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#31
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DiMarzio clip-lock strap. Strap lock and strap, all in one. Best strap/strap lock ever in my opinion.


I used the standard screws from my Peavey bass on one of mine, but I'd recommend using the ones with the strap. There are 2 sets of screws with the strap, thinner ones and thicker ones. Just find the ones that best match your PRS's screws. I have these installed on all of my guitars. There is no drilling required, so your guitar won't get ruined what so ever. If you're worried about the strap decreasing the value or something, you can always take out the strap ends and reinstall your PRS's original strap buttons. You don't have to worry about it falling out either. I've picked up my guitars by the strap ends, so the strap was holding the entire guitar's weight. These things are SOLID!

I think my decision is made! thank you very much. =] hopefully we'll have a full NGD soon. once I find my camera, and everything...
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#32
I had a heck of a time installing my Dunlop straplocks on my LP Studio. Gibson used two different sized screws and the screws Dunlop gives you must be made of the softest metal known to man. The hole on the end of the guitar was fine but the one at the neck just about did me in. Once they were on they were perfect but I was sweating bullets the whole time I was installing them. I might try the plastic clips ivan posted on my other guitar without locks. I assume they are good enough for playing at home.
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#33
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I had a heck of a time installing my Dunlop straplocks on my LP Studio. Gibson used two different sized screws and the screws Dunlop gives you must be made of the softest metal known to man. The hole on the end of the guitar was fine but the one at the neck just about did me in. Once they were on they were perfect but I was sweating bullets the whole time I was installing them. I might try the plastic clips ivan posted on my other guitar without locks. I assume they are good enough for playing at home.

I have Dunlops on my Schecter, and I had to drill my guitar further in to fit them. and when it did, the hole kinda stripped, so I did a poor man mod and gorilla glued the screws in so they're not ever moving. not like i'm ever planning to get rid of my Schecter though. haha
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#34
I've done it on a G&L, Ibanez, Squier, and a Carvin.
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#35
Are the grolsh things
1)good enough to hold a les paul
2) easy to take on and off?
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#37
Anyone not telling you to get the Schallers is doing it wrong.

EDIT: Not really, but those are my top choice. They're a little pricier than some of the other options but they're easy to install and use. They also seem pretty invincible from my experience.
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#38
I use dunlop and schaller strap locks and the schallers will not need any mods to the hole size.
So I vote Schaller.
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