Do you use a straplock with your Tyler?

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  1. Roodboy

    Roodboy Member

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    Just got my Icewater and a Schmear and am loving them. I have always had schaller straplocks on my guitars and am curious if people are using them on Tylers. Before using the schallers I have had more than one instance of guitars falling off strap pins and making amazing saves but don't want to take the chance. with these guitars.
    I guess what I am asking is are these strap pins adequate or should they be replaced?
    Thanks
     
  2. KennethC

    KennethC Member

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    the stock strap pins have been more than adequate on mine...

    but I guess one can never be too careful. I kinda just want to leave my Tyler just the way it is though. :) Lovin it.
     
  3. Jerrod

    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

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    Just use the cheapie plastic Dunlop things or similar. They work fine and you don't have to monkey with the guitar.
     
  4. Roodboy

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    Thats the kind of thing I'm looking for, I don't want to mess with the straplocks.
     
  5. John Hurtt

    John Hurtt Supporting Member

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    Straplocks are cheap and easy to install. All you need to do in most cases is use a screwdriver. I had a guitar fall off a strap years ago and snap the headstock. After that, all of my guitars have had straplocks.
     
  6. imonabuss

    imonabuss Supporting Member

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    I use straplocks on mine. Same story as John Hurtt. One broken headstock is all you need to have to undestand that reality wins over authenticity every time. A guitar with a broken headstock loses value real quickly.
     
  7. Jerrod

    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

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    Have you fellows used the Dunlops? They work well IMO.
     
  8. imonabuss

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    I use the Dunlops and like them.
     
  9. matt5150

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  10. Roodboy

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    I put the schallers on I likethe security.
    The Tyler screws matched so no toothpicks/glue was necessary.
     
  11. phatster

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    I use those rubber thingies{think washer} that come on Groelish Beer.They are now red instead of pinkish.
     
  12. Roodboy

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    How does that work?
     
  13. wstsidela

    wstsidela I'm bonafied Gold Supporting Member

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    I have strap locks on my D'Pergo!! :eek: and my Soloway.... and my Motor Aves..... and my....

    It's not a matter of if I'll drop it but when.
     
  14. freedom's door

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    :worthless

    Share the beauty please!
     
  15. derekd

    derekd Supporting Member

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    I had that round split ring fail in the Dunlop, and my Ibanez 335 dropped face down. Went to Schallers on all my guitars.
     
  16. Dizzie

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    Schallers on 90% of my guitars. Slowly trying out Gotohs on some (longer peg, so the strap doesn't rub on the guitar as much)
     
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    mslugano Supporting Member

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    I use Schaller on my Schaller equiped guitars and the plastic Dunlop rings on all the rest (including my Tyler, TAGs and Suhrs). I like the plastic things very much and have never had a failure in many, many years. One thing to note is that they do not work well with fat leather strap ends...they're just too tight on the strap button...so I have to pick an appropriate strap (which is no big deal for me).

    I actually prefer the plastic things...they're quick, light, sturdy, don't poke me in my leg when I am sitting and, sinice they are not attached to the strap, make strap length adjustment much easier.
     
  19. PosterBoy

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    I'll be using a Planetwaves lock strap on my BW2K
     
  20. mslugano

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    You know, after my post above, I realized how stupid my comment was about the plastic Dunlops things being too tight on thicker strap ends. I just had a (minor) brainstorm and realized I could file the holes out to a larger diameter and they work perfect with any sized strap. Just don't file them so large that they slip over the strap button (duh...).
     

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