#1
Im bored so i decided to turn this big post into a show your bass/strap lock thread xD, so yea, describe how you made it and show a picture of it, along with your bass . ill start
Last edited by Taygunov at Jul 20, 2008,
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tim commerford uses the rubber tops of Grolsch beer bottles


so do i
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#4
I do the same thing as you. It isn't that ingenious.
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tim commerford uses the rubber tops of Grolsch beer bottles



my dad wont buy me cuz he thinks i will drink them and i am an infant
#6
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I do the same thing as you. It isn't that ingenious.


took me 15 min. to find them in my dads work desk you ass :'(
#7
I spend $15 on straplocks because I like to be able to remove my strap and use it on whatever other guitar/bass I'm playing? That's a nice solution, except you have to take the strap pegs off to remove the strap.
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Quote by Kid_Thorazine
I spend $15 on straplocks because I like to be able to remove my strap and use it on whatever other guitar/bass I'm playing? That's a nice solution, except you have to take the strap pegs off to remove the strap.


so if you can easily remove your strap from your bass/guitar , wouldn't that mean it could fall on stage , not telling/asking the chances, but isn't it possible ?

also i have over 10 straps and i really don't need to change it and i only have 3 basses and 2 guitars so i have plenty more backups
#9
Quote by Taygunov
so if you can easily remove your strap from your bass/guitar , wouldn't that mean it could fall on stage , not telling/asking the chances, but isn't it possible ?

also i have over 10 straps and i really don't need to change it and i only have 3 basses and 2 guitars so i have plenty more backups

No, it wouldn't. Strap locks are designed just for that purpose: reliably holding on your strap AND being able to change straps with ease. I only have one guitar, so it doesn't bother me a bit.
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Quote by Taygunov
so if you can easily remove your strap from your bass/guitar , wouldn't that mean it could fall on stage , not telling/asking the chances, but isn't it possible ?

also i have over 10 straps and i really don't need to change it and i only have 3 basses and 2 guitars so i have plenty more backups



Not if you have to pull or push something to disengage the lock. Point of this thread is?
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#12
How often do you really take off your strap and switch it around? I just buy one good one for each guitar I have, put those washers on, and leave it alone. I've only had to remove the strat twice, and that's because I sold the guitars.
#13
Timmy-C from RATM uses bottle caps

Edit: aw beaten to it, maybe I shoud read the rest other posts before posting
#14
Quote by taygunov
also i have over 10 straps and i really don't need to change it and i only have 3 basses and 2 guitars so i have plenty more backups


So if you have over 10 straps, thats probably like £70+ if you got el cheapo 2" nylon ones yeah.

I on the other hand can buy one strap and two sets of strap locks (can only buy a pair of recievers and clips) for my two guitars for ~£30.

Hmmm what should I do with the £40 i've saved myself?

Go out for a takeaway with my family, buy a **** load of beer, new effects pedal, new designer shirt, couple of pairs of jeans, buy my gf something from San Francisco, enough petrol to take me to the other end of the country.

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#15
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How often do you really take off your strap and switch it around? I just buy one good one for each guitar I have, put those washers on, and leave it alone. I've only had to remove the strat twice, and that's because I sold the guitars.


I use 4 instruments in most live shows (2 electric guitars, 1 acoustic, 1 bass) and I have one (very expensive) wide heavy leather strap that I use for all of them, sorry but straplocks are cheaper than buying straps at $30-$50 a pop, especially since after you get the initial lock set you only need to get the strap buttons for the other guitars. Plus by using one strap and switching I can do the switch faster and not have to worry about getting tangled up.
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I do exactly that! cool.
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So if you have over 10 straps, thats probably like £70+ if you got el cheapo 2" nylon ones yeah.

I on the other hand can buy one strap and two sets of strap locks (can only buy a pair of recievers and clips) for my two guitars for ~£30.

Hmmm what should I do with the £40 i've saved myself?

Go out for a takeaway with my family, buy a **** load of beer, new effects pedal, new designer shirt, couple of pairs of jeans, buy my gf something from San Francisco, enough petrol to take me to the other end of the country.


Oh, you!

I'd say Jon has a fair point here. I'd rather spend less on good stuff than more on crap stuff.
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So if you have over 10 straps, thats probably like £70+ if you got el cheapo 2" nylon ones yeah.

I on the other hand can buy one strap and two sets of strap locks (can only buy a pair of recievers and clips) for my two guitars for ~£30.

Hmmm what should I do with the £40 i've saved myself?

Go out for a takeaway with my family, buy a **** load of beer, new effects pedal, new designer shirt, couple of pairs of jeans, buy my gf something from San Francisco, enough petrol to take me to the other end of the country.

I wish $80 could get me across the country. My tank is $75 to fill and I could barely get to the other end of my state with that. What's the cost of living like in the UK?
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#19
I do that too, but mine aren't so obvious cuz my washers are smaller and my strap buttons are those cone shaped ones so half the pin is in the middle of the washer.
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I wish $80 could get me across the country. My tank is $75 to fill and I could barely get to the other end of my state with that. What's the cost of living like in the UK?



i think he might have been talking about one of the list...fuel is extortionate over here

On topic...i prefer strap locks, i still need to get some buttons for my other bass so that i can swap what i use.
#21
How about this scenario? I am installing strap locks on two of my basses because I have one, count 'em one strap that actually fits my body size. The folks I gig with now are not going to be patient while I get out a Phillips screwdriver and take off my home made locks to change from one bass to the next.

Besides, does anyone else but me think its a shame to put something low rent on a bass that's really nice looking?
#22
actually, my washers are really small and look like part of the strap pin. They work as well though. And I only have 1 bass...
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#23
Quote by Kid_Thorazine
I use 4 instruments in most live shows (2 electric guitars, 1 acoustic, 1 bass) and I have one (very expensive) wide heavy leather strap that I use for all of them, sorry but straplocks are cheaper than buying straps at $30-$50 a pop, especially since after you get the initial lock set you only need to get the strap buttons for the other guitars. Plus by using one strap and switching I can do the switch faster and not have to worry about getting tangled up.


Exactly

i even got inventive and put 4 of the straplocks on my strap (one for the horn and then 3 different ones at the other end) so that i can adjust the length because its a leather ones rather than a nylon one
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#24
i would use bottle caps but they dont come off once you put them off. unless you take off the whole pin
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#25
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How about this scenario? I am installing strap locks on two of my basses because I have one, count 'em one strap that actually fits my body size. The folks I gig with now are not going to be patient while I get out a Phillips screwdriver and take off my home made locks to change from one bass to the next.

Besides, does anyone else but me think its a shame to put something low rent on a bass that's really nice looking?

well, it looks kinda grungy on a beat up bass. it's all about your personal style. if I ever got a fancy bass, I would probably be sticking the real thing on it. but I have a cheap Ibanez starter with dents and dings on it. so it works for me.
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Besides, does anyone else but me think its a shame to put something low rent on a bass that's really nice looking?


im gonna take that as a compliment
#27
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im gonna take that as a compliment


Lol. if that is your bass up in the first post, from the pictures, yes it looks to be a nice one.
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Lol. if that is your bass up in the first post, from the pictures, yes it looks to be a nice one.


thanks, it is, it's a ibanez prestige BTB
#29
go with Grolsch beer tops. ive got them, and you have to force them off. and its a lot cheaper