Help with strap locks

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  1. mrspag

    mrspag Member

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    At my last gig my strap popped off. I have been using the strahler locks for years. Recently the nut that I screw on with plyers keeps coming loose and falling off. I don't remember this happening in the past and now it's happened several times. Strange how that happens... Anyhow, anyone have this happen and find a solution?
     
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    Yep. Don't strap-loc without it. ;)
     
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    Yes, loc-tite, if you are talking about Schallers. I switched to Dunlops years ago, much better design.
     
  5. Floyd Eye

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    I prefer the Schallers. And I have never had to use Loc-tite. I am however a guy that checks every single minute detail of everything on an extremely regular basis. Normal people ( no OCD) should use Loc-tite. Or Dunlops or Grolsch washers if they prefer.
     
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  7. burner

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    Loc-rite is your answer.
    I like the heavy duty red stuff used in the auto/aerospace industry as there aren't that many threads to contend with.
    I've used Schaller and dunlops over the years as well as a couple of odd brands.
    These days I really do prefer the Grolsch straplock solution....they stay put, need no maintenance, and aren't noisy!

    (and Grolsch is good)
    :)
     
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    I had a Dunlop fail on me.

    Ibanez 335 did a face plant right in the middle of a tune. :worried
     
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    I use Dunlops on all my guitars. Never had a problem.
     
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    I prefer the Schallers too. The Dunlops (if they're the push on/off type like I think they are) don't seem as secure to me. I use Loc-tite because I don't want to worry about it, but I am pretty OCD about my gear. It all gets checked before every gig or jam even if I know it worked last week or a few days ago.
     
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    I started using Dunlops when they came out in 1988 and have never had an issue with them.
     
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    Honestly I have no good reason not to just Loc-Tite it. I just never got around to it. All of my guitars for over 20 years now have the Schallers and I have never had an issue with any of them.
     
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    I just use rubber washers. Never had a problem.

    [​IMG]

    Peace,
     
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    There's always the EVH strap lock, a screw eye and a snap shackle. But for those who seek a more cosmetically pleasing solution, I've used a dab of clear finger nail polish on the threads of Schallars with good results. Also, punch the hole bigger in the strap so the material doesn't get caught in the threads.
    In my opinion, the Dunlops stick out too much and put a side force on the screw. YMMV.
     
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    That's an Ovation. What's the worst thing that could possibly happen to it if it fell to the stage? That it would bounce? ;) I'm talking about my R8/R0 LPs and my '59 Dot RI 335. If any of those hit the ground, I'd probably be crying and picking up the headstock separately from the neck. :D
     
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    It was the guitar I had handy when I wanted to take a pic of what I use. I don't have any (or want) any vintage or boutique instruments, but I use these on all of my guitars through a great many gigs and rehearsals. Never once had a problem. Understanding that I don't swing my guitar around.

    Peace,
     
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    Mine aren't vintage, they're Gibson historics and like the real ones, they break when dropped. Or so I've heard, I've never had any guitar break on my watch and I'm going on 53 years (since I was 6) of playing them. I don't swing them around either, but I do move around when playing.
     
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    10mm leather punch, from Harbor Freight
     
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    Let's clarify that a bit more BLUE Loc-tite. Not Red, unless you plan on using that strap forever!
     
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    Understood. I move around when I play too. I was just offering an alternative that has worked very well for me.

    Peace,
     
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