#1
I love my guitar and would die if the headstock got busted off (although I may be able to do some Dimebag playing until I break a string...) or the whole neck snapped, so I'm looking for some homemade rigs for keeping your straps on while doing guitar flips. I've been wanting to trust the washer set up (put washers on either side of the strap when you put it on the guitar and then srew the button back on) but want to know of some other solutions (excluding duct tape and not doing the flips at all).

Any ideas help, and thanks.
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Don't do a guitar flip.

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#6
Washers or proper strap-locks are your safest bet. Not doing flips at all will be what I'll recommend though, because quite frankly, it just looks silly.
#7
what exactly do you mean by guitar flips?
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#8
Do guitar flips without flipping the guitar, but flipping yourself with the guitar. Do a front/back/side flip. Or all. Maybe at once.
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#9
if you pull out the strap pins to upgrade them for locking pegs,
the hole left in the guitar might be a little larger than the replacement
peg's screw.

this will leave you with a less stable strap, in spite of the addition of a lock.

if you swap out the pegs, then make sure to secure them in the hole properly.

oh and also don't flip your guitar. it looks cheesy.
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#10
No flips with the guitar. Play it behind your head or something.
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#11
Just buy a set of decent straplocks like Schaller.
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Just don't.

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#14
5 deck screws screwing he strap into the body of the guitar on each side will ensure that it never comes off....oh...wait...that would damage the guitar....

Get strap locks, or do the washer idea, don't flip your guitar like some 12 year old wanna be Dimebag, and stop being cheap.
#17
Lol. As I would love to do the back flips or barrel rolls, I'm too fat for that. But playing behind the head would be alright for a solo and I wanted to do a flip because our school is a bunch of hicks who haven't really seen any guitar tricks. The band I'm in is doing a talent show at the school.
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#18
All you need to hold the strap on to do guitar flips is an entire can of Aquanet hairspray Seriously though, all they had in the 80's were straplocks. Get some of those and go for it!! Don't listen to all these people that say it's stupid, i'm sure they look really cool standing perfectly still...
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Lol. As I would love to do the back flips or barrel rolls, I'm too fat for that.


It's pretty easy if you jump off something and do it.

If you're too afraid you'll injure yourself (somewhat likely if you've never done it before) make your guitar do a back flip/barrel roll. Take it off and throw it in the air. Make sure you catch it though....
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All you need to hold the strap on to do guitar flips is an entire can of Aquanet hairspray Seriously though, all they had in the 80's were straplocks. Get some of those and go for it!! Don't listen to all these people that say it's stupid, i'm sure they look really cool standing perfectly still...


It's really funny when someone attempts to flip their guitar around their neck, and it flings off their neck, because they were head banging, and lands inside the kick drum.

#25
Well i have never hit anything nor broken anything in a guitar spin :p some close calls though. I use the washer method but I use some of those square head 2-3" long wood deck skrews. The copper colored ones. They will never rip out. If you realy wanted you could hold them in with wood glues even but I dont recomend it...
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#28
Get some strap locks. They're like $10. Just make sure you spray the pins with some lube. My first set got a little rusty, which caused the ball bearings in the pin to get stuck in. Stuck bearings = not locked. The strap came out a few times on me, and I narrowly avoided dropping my guitar right on the headstock. Sprayed some oil on there, and good as new.

Oh, and unless you have a massive beard and a fuzzy pink guitar, just don't.
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#29
Well it's just that all the strap locks I have seen looked too cheesy or complex for me to use and set up. But I have come to the conclusion to not even try it, because i did a yank test on the strap with washers idea, and the bottom pin just flew out when I yanked it. So I think I'm just gonna do some Angus Young and fall on the ground and spin in circles playing a solo.
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#30
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Well it's just that all the strap locks I have seen looked too cheesy or complex for me to use and set up.


Too cheesy compared to a guitar flip? I'd suggest if they're too complicated to use and set up you stay well away from flips too!
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#31

You could also consider the keyboard flip if you're unsure about doing a guitar one.
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#32
Just get straplocks. They're not that expensive. The washer idea would probably work too. Don't listen to anyone discouraging you from doing it. Do it if you want. Just make sure you have a wireless system for your guitar or you'll end up all tangled up
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#33
Wow what a gay post. Get straplocks unless your too poor, but then you shouldn't even think about whiping your guitar around like that. I love watching bands do this and fail.

I actualy saw a guy destroy a Gibson LP custom when his guitar came off and spintered as it hit the ground. I felt bad for the guitar, but laughed at him all nite long.
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