#2
Why not just take the original pins out? it's not like it's difficult or really risky...
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#3
you can get those dunlop plastic things that slip over the original pin. theyre apparently pretty good for the price, but a set of schaller straplocks would be better
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I am a klutzy slob and I don't want to risk stripping the screw-hole.


...You'd have to be seriously clumsy to do that...
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#7
get the real thing and if your too clumsy get someone to do it for you... its not hard at all and they work allot better i had the plastic ones and my guitar slipped out and now i have a chip in my rr1!!! so now i have the good ones and they work great
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get the real thing and if your too clumsy get someone to do it for you... its not hard at all and they work allot better i had the plastic ones and my guitar slipped out and now i have a chip in my rr1!!! so now i have the good ones and they work great



Which ones do you like? Schaller? Dunlop?
#9
Quote by Chorduroy
I am a klutzy slob and I don't want to risk stripping the screw-hole.

You've just gotta be ****ing retarded to do that.
#10
AFTER YOU TAKE OUT THE ORIGINAL SCREW, FILL THE HOLE WITH A LIQUID OR PASTE WOOD FILLER...oops sorry for the caps lock...anyways, yah, use wood filler then put in the new screw before it dries, and wipe off any access that gets pushed out. It'll be friggin solid.
#12
I dunno if this makes me punk or just cheap =) but I use the rubber washers from Grolsch flip top beer bottles. Hell they work great, no mods required, and its a great excuse to drink beer. Just take out the red rubber washers from the flip top and slap it on your guitar.
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#13
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I dunno if this makes me punk or just cheap =) but I use the rubber washers from Grolsch flip top beer bottles. Hell they work great, no mods required, and its a great excuse to drink beer. Just take out the red rubber washers from the flip top and slap it on your guitar.
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id only do that with a very busted, very light guitar. would never do this with my bass lol. but yeah removing strap pins is really easy, you shouldnt strip the screwhole unless u haul them out with pliers!
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#14
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id only do that with a very busted, very light guitar. would never do this with my bass lol. but yeah removing strap pins is really easy, you shouldnt strip the screwhole unless u haul them out with pliers!

Flea uses the washers from the beer bottles, he says he trusts them more than straplocks...

I use a metal washer I found for the bottom of the guitar, and it is SOLID, and I leave the strap pin on the top fin as it is, and no probs so far. But I just bought a Yamaha tele copy ($50 ) so I need something for that guitar as well, strap comes off sometimes , but I've only played it sitting down. Gonna try and find more washers of the same size, setup both pins on both guitars properly.
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Quote by CaptainJack666
id only do that with a very busted, very light guitar. would never do this with my bass lol. but yeah removing strap pins is really easy, you shouldnt strip the screwhole unless u haul them out with pliers!


I use the rubber washers with a MIM Telecaster (about 8 lbs) and it works just fine. I know that Tim Commerford the bassist from Rage Against The Machine uses the same red rubber washers from Grolsch beer bottles, and he's a pro in the business. Anyways if you want to spend money on strap lock systems, go ahead. For my uses, I will continue to drink beer and recycle the washers.

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#16
Quote by CaptainJack666
you can get those dunlop plastic things that slip over the original pin. theyre apparently pretty good for the price, but a set of schaller straplocks would be better


That's what both me and my bass player use, and they've never failed us. I like them better because they're easier to take off, and they don't stick out as much as other strap locks do.
#18
Metal washer work great. Go spend 20 dollars on straplocks if you want to, but you can get fail-safe washers for fifty cents. Just take off the strap pin.