#1
Is there any way to install a strap lock system at the bottom of an acoustic by replacing the end pin? Yeah I know it's easy on an electric, but an acoustic... not so much.
#2
It should be no problem. There is a sturdy piece of wood inside the soundcase where the two woodstrips meet of which the sides are made. It's just a matter of unscrew, swap the strap pins and screw the new one back in. Work done in two mnutes.
If your acoustic has a pick up system, however, chances are that the strap pin also serves as the socket for the cord. In that case you'll face a serious engineering challenge.
#3
My Seagull actually came with a strap lock socket installed as its endpin. All I needed was one of my clasps to pop on it, and it worked.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#4
Quote by Chad48309
My Seagull actually came with a strap lock socket installed as its endpin. All I needed was one of my clasps to pop on it, and it worked.


Uh? And you could both put a strap on it an plug a cord into it? Or did you merely have the choice between either the strap or the plug?
#5
Quote by Marcel Veltman
There is a sturdy piece of wood inside the soundcase where the two woodstrips meet of which the sides are made. It's just a matter of unscrew, swap the strap pins and screw the new one back in. Work done in two mnutes.
If your acoustic has a pick up system, however, chances are that the strap pin also serves as the socket for the cord. In that case you'll face a serious engineering challenge.


I drilled a new hole on the corner for the jack, no worries there. Still can't figure out how the strap lock would go on though. My end pin is a big solid piece of plastic. Or, maybe it's not solid? Does the part that goes onto my strap separate from the part that goes into the guitar? It's loose right now, the whole thing can come out. If I take the plug out, it leaves this big honkin hole.
#6
Should be no problem.
Once you've cleared the old hole from electronic rubbish you can glue in a wooden plug of the right size and fit the new strap pin on that.
#8
Quote by Marcel Veltman
Should be no problem.
Once you've cleared the old hole from electronic rubbish you can glue in a wooden plug of the right size and fit the new strap pin on that.

Do not glue an endpin. It should be held in with friction if it is of the right size. In fact, Stewart Macdonald makes oversized endpins for this reason.

Also, my Seagull had no electronics, but instead of an endpin, it was a standard strap lock plug that was screwed in. If I unscrewed it, I could screw in a new bone endpin or something, if I really wanted to.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#9
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I drilled a new hole on the corner for the jack, no worries there. Still can't figure out how the strap lock would go on though. My end pin is a big solid piece of plastic. Or, maybe it's not solid? Does the part that goes onto my strap separate from the part that goes into the guitar? It's loose right now, the whole thing can come out. If I take the plug out, it leaves this big honkin hole.


One thing about this chunk of plastic. It's hard to tell without actually seeing it, but a lot of common socket/strap pin combinations also include the on/off switch for the electronics. Indeed these look like a big cylindrical chunk of plastic with three or four leads on one side and a metal strap pin on the other. Once removed it will leave a rather big hole that has to be plugged before any other strap pin can be fitted.

I don't actually know to what Chad is refererring, but such an off the shelf solution should be worth considering.
#10
Dammit, I suppose it wasn't Stewart Macdonald that makes those. Hmm, well, I know I saw them somewhere. We need information here. Pictures. How big is the hole? Bottom line; never glue in an endpin.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#11
There might be some slight misunderstanding here Chad. I didn't suggest to glue in the end pin but merely to glue in a plug to fill the hole and then to screw in the pin into that plug.
And pictures would be welcome for sure.
#12
Aha! Alright, then. I'm sorry about that. No, that's a very valid idea, especially since I can't seem to find those damn oversized pins.

Yeah, I guess going with Marcel's idea is the best choice, for a permanent fix.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#13
Quote by strummin67
Here's an alternative to a conventional strap lock.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=776019


My entire end pin has already came out once, and it's buried about as deep as it can go. I'm mostly trying to see if I can replace this whole system.

Plus, part of the reason I want strap locks is due to the quick release mechanisms. I have a leather levy's strap, and my guitar barely fits in my case, so I have to take the strap off of the front button and lay it under the guitar every time I put it in the case, then put it back on when I take it out. If I keep doing this, my strap is going to get wallered out (Kentucky hillbilly term). Using a zip tie like this wouldn't give me the quick release.