#1
Hey, I treated myself to a new beautiful Levi's strap today and a set op Dunlop Straploks (for me bass!), but the the top end of the strap (that goes near the neck) the strap is too think to fit the Straplok

You see the straplok works like this (for those who aren't familiar)

____
/____\ - top of straplok (with pushbutton for release)
--|-- - strap
====== - large metal ring to match the top and underneath that a small
BBBBBBBBB C-shaped metal ring to keep everything in place.
BBBBBBBBB - bass

Hope that clears it up a bit. My problem is, basically, that the C-shaped ring should go in a niche just below the strap, but the strap is so thick that it covers the niche. Any solutions besides... sanding down my Strap to make it less thick? :/
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#2
Oh, it'll fit.

Get some pliers and a spanner. I have... oh... $300 of Levi's straps and straplocks. They're stubborn, but it'll go.
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#3
new strap?
grinding out part of strap lock?
pressing the strap under a desk for a week?
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#5
make sure you're not trying to fit the strap lock in upside down, happened to me once haha!
#6
It'll go!

I had the same problem when I bought a levi's belt ages ago, I got some strap locks too... Just be patient and it should work... Also as said above get some pliers.
#7
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Oh, it'll fit.

Get some pliers and a spanner. I have... oh... $300 of Levi's straps and straplocks. They're stubborn, but it'll go.

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#8
ITS...NOT...WORKING... aaaaaargh

I think I'm actually ruining my tools
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The White Strat w/Dimebucker
Tokai Explorer Korina
Ibanez RG570 Purple Neon
Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Ebony
Fender Telecaster Apple Red
Dano '59 Burgundy
Ibanez Artcore AM-73
#9
Yeah... these straploks are a bitch to put on at first, but they are worth it. Been using them for a few years now, no problems at all.

The problem you mention is worse when the strap is brand new. All you have to do is make sure the strap lies completely flat against the washer of the straplock. I found that even the strap is upturned in the slightest, you can't get the lock in. You might have to wear in the hole in the strap to facilitate this. Just keep moving the strap around and pushing it down until it is flat.


Good luck!
#10
Know what you mean. try opening up the hole a bit. I've got a thick padded strap and it was a nightmare!
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