#1
This might be stupid to ask....but i have my new Schecter C-1+ guitar and i go crazy on stage.... I already have strap lock on it and its just not doing the trick........Now adays i see lots of bands ducktaping there straps to their guitar bodies.........I was just wondering if the ducktape ruins the finish on the guitar after....or if it leaves that sticky **** after?? Just let me know thx!!
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#2
You could always play it safe and buy some straplocks
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#4
he says he already has them(GNRforever). i would think the tape leaves the residue but i'm shur u can clean it off after words. but i wouldn't leave the tape on all the time. maybe take the tape off after each show. cause if you leave it on the paint could fade and then when u take the tape off there will be a darker spot.
#5
well buy scheller drill in strap locks. and then put electritions tape on after you have the strap lock on on, it wont **** your guitar up
#6
you could just screw your strap directly into the guitar
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#7
What bands have you seen that do this?

I don't think that duct tape would actually take the finish off, but I'm pretty sure that it would leave all of the adhesive behind when you removed it. Oh, and maybe the problem is that your strap lock is faulty or not put on correctly. Check that out.
#10
Duct tape does leave residue on the guitar but it does come off. But personally I woudln't do it to anything over 300 bucks, it gives a bad look unless your like some punk band. But what kind of locks do you have and how are they not working?
#11
What most bands use is called Gaff Tape its like duct tape but doesnt leave the residue
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#12
I'd just get some better strap locks, or calm down on stage, lol.
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#13
i'm too lazy to buy a new strap so i just reinforce the holes on the strap with duct tape. i just wrap that holes with 2 layers of tape and cut a hole in it so i can put it on the guitar
#15
buy a DiMarzio clip lock strap
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I'm pretty sure that it would leave all of the adhesive behind when you removed it.



#18
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buy a DiMarzio clip lock strap

Yeah, after all, it isn't like there's a big plastic lock on the strap that rubs on the guitar and ruins the finish. I wouldn't use it anything more expensive than a $150 starter guitar.
#19
ur going to put tape glue all over this finish?



sigh. if ur unsure of the strap locks u have, then lets go over different ways and products u can use to fortify that strap.
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#21
You could always screw in a weld-able stud into the guitar, then weld a thing from the strap to the stud. If that breaks, you just suck at welding.
#22
lol^, i have stickers on my guitar(i feel so stupid now for doing this even though i still like the looks of them) and i might want to take them off but they have been on for probably 8-11 months, i have a black finish and it has a very thick, glossy clear coat which is really shiny and shows fingerprints pretty easily do you think i could take them off or should i not risk it because off the chance of it have faded since then, i have goo gone to get rid of the residue too, i took off one sticker after like 1 month and it left no spot though it was a different kind of sticker
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#23
dark spots would be from light fading the color of the guitar where its not covered, so under a sticker would be darker because light hadn't been on it as long as where there isn't a sticker. and Goo Gone doesn't always work, plus its a bitch. i might just have bad luck though (every time I've ever used it I've tipped the bottle over) haha
#24
Straploks haven't cut it for my guitar either. The bottom got stripped and the top one has to be tightened constantly. I use duct tape for my bottom one and I think I'm gonna get new ones to replace the old ones and drill a hole for the bottom lock.
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#25
^ Just take the straplocks out, and shove a buncha toothpicks/matchsticks into the hole in the guitar and rescrew the locks on. You shoudltn' have any more problems.
#26
Uh, that doesn't sound like a good idea to me.
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#27
It's a quick fix trick a lot of people use. Basically since the screw stripped the wood in the hole, the toothpicks/matchsticks are replacing the wood that got stripped. If you pack enough into the hole, the toothpick/matchsticks will push out against the wood and keep the screw from falling out. Trust me, it works.
#28
like said, u put as amy toothpicks into the hole as possible. shoot wood glue in there too.
let it set and screw in thru the wood toothpicks.
let everything dry before u use it.


adding wood doesnt sound like a good idea, but duct tape does?

u can also add a wooden plug or dowel the size of the hole, tapped and glued in, sanded flush, then u redrill thru the new wood.


adding wood is how its fixed by any pro.
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#29
i have a strap lock on the top horn on my guitar, but my bottom one was taking a beating and it would fit in my case. so i removed the bottom one and chucked in a washer and screwed the strap into the guitar. it should hold. if you never take of your strap then just weld the strap lock in place. never come out
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#30
you could just screw your strap directly into the guitar


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#31
^^

That actually isn't unheard of. You can also see people like Wylde screwing eye bolts into the guitar and using metal chain clips to attatch the strap. That won't ever come undone.
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#32
When I saw Napalm Death the bassist broke the strap button out of his Warwick (ouch) so he got a plastic bag and tied it around the upper horn and then loosened the strap and tied it through that. The singer turned around and watched him sorting it out, before turning back to the crowd saying "Well I haven't seen that done before!"
#33
sick guys thx for all the sugesstions i think i'll try the toothpick and woodglue idea it sounds the better way to do it as yes my holes are stripped and need more wood in there to hold it in place
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#34
Put epoxy in the hole and then screw it in. Once the epoxy dries, it's NOT coming out. Ever..
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#35
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How can straplocks not do the job?!?!? They NEVER EVER let go!


yeah. no kidding. this guy must not know how to work them properly. the strap peg will come out before straplocks do.

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#36
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my holes are stripped and need more wood in there



omg im so sorry. but that HAD to be done.

but yeah, this is a simple procedure *woodglue and toothpicks* so dont worry bout it.