Does anyone else use these strap-locks?`

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  1. SocraticTele

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    Those are, indeed, the ones. Thanks.
     
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    ah...looks like he edited his post to add a link.
     
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    yes. they're the best straplocks i've ever found. i've got them on 4 guitars right now, and have put them on many others. can't go wrong for $3.50

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    I've got the dunlops and I hate their look, but they work fine. Ugly, though.

    Looks like you need to drill extra holes in your baby with those leather ones?
     
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    Why folks don't universally just use a Duncan Straplok (link to their website) or the generic equivalent is beyond me. They cost a coupla bucks, and just fit over your existing strap button (with strap on it) and twist into place. Easy and cheap and require no further drilling on your guitar - what's not to love? I've used 'em since forever, and I found out that one of the biggest collectors over at the LP Forum uses them on his 14+ vintage Les Pauls...along with Grolsch grommets.
     
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    nope. take the old strap pin out, put the new one in. no drilling. they're cheap, they work, they don't rattle or come unseated, and they last.
     
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    With a 10 lbs Les Paul, you bet i use locks, i use these.....

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    Yeah, that's what I use on my Lester and my Strat. The looks don't bug me on the LP, but it just looks HUGE on the upper bout of my Strat.
     
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    I thought these were a great idea when I first saw them - I bought a couple pairs and took them home only to find that with high quality, thick leather straps like I prefer, they simply do not fit on the strap button with the strap. Period. They're fine if you're using nylon straps or cheap, single layer leather straps. I use them on my mandobird, but they don't fit on any of my guitars (I use schaller straplocks there).
     
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    Because the Grolsch ones are so much cooler... plus every set comes with two bottles of Dutch beer!
     
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    Clapton uses them and $4 Ernie Ball straps. I think I have spotted Mayer using them too!

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    Wow - that stinks. I use Franklin straps - very high-quality, supple leather that is thicker than cheaper straps but no prob for these locks...

    ...and yeah the Grolsch grommets are cooler, but can sometimes be a pain to pull off...
     
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    Looks like they'd work good but I don't like having anything screwed to my guitar. I use Schaller straplocks, but you have to be careful not to bang them on your finish or they'll knock chips out of your baby.
     
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    I know that the Schaller's and those of similar design work well - but God they look ugly to my eyes. I'll always favor the functional to the fashionable, but I like to have both when I can. Hopefully these leather ones will do the trick.
     

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