Here is a thinner alternative to ‘Grolsch’ washers for strap locks

Mike R.

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I prefer the rubber washers for straplocks but always hated the thickness of the Grolsch type washers.

I found these by chance at Home Depot and they work better in my opinion. They are just as secure but because they are thinner they allow the strap to rotate more freely so it improves things a bit.

Anyway….here they are on my Eastman T486 and Gibson Les Paul if you are interested.
 

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fuzz_factor

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Ah, it's nice to know exactly what product to buy; thanks!

I have some thicker Grolsch style that I bought from someone on TGP, but thinner ones would be nice for some guitars, especially for the guitars that have the Dunlop Strap Lock buttons or for really thick straps.

Incidentally, I hate the actual Dunlop Straplocks - something I learned after installed them on a couple of guitars, but at least their but at least their buttons are FAR superior to the hideous tiny Schaller buttons...
 
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I prefer the rubber washers for straplocks but always hated the thickness of the Grolsch type washers.

I found these by chance at Home Depot and they work better in my opinion. They are just as secure but because they are thinner they allow the strap to rotate more freely so it improves things a bit.

Anyway….here they are on my Eastman T486 and Gibson Les Paul if you are interested.
I’ve been using those for about 40 years. Never had one fail.
 
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Thanks a ton, getting harder and harder to find Grolsch in bottles around here. Only been finding cans and have been looking for a substitute. Tried the Fender ones and they crack easily.
Same here. I have looked everywhere. Developed a taste for it and the cool bottle is nowhere I can find…
 

Timtam

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You can also get strap washers for a couple of bucks for 10 on ebay from China. Search for 'rubber strap locks' (they don't usually use 'washers' in the description).
 

doc

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I've got a good supply of the original Grolsch type - I have a buddy who makes beer as a hobby - he's got a huge pile of 'em.
 

your name here

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Thanks a ton, getting harder and harder to find Grolsch in bottles around here. Only been finding cans and have been looking for a substitute. Tried the Fender ones and they crack easily.

I got a pack of 100 off of Amazon for like $10. Bottle washers I think they were labeled. Even came in a little clear latching plastic box. I give ‘em away and still have way more than I’ll sadly ever need.

EDIT: The listing’s gone, but here’s 40 for $10:

Litorange Grolsch Gaskets Silicone Seals - For Swing Top Bottles-40 Pack Combo Pack Red, Made from Soft Silicone (Not Rubber, Better Sealing Than Rubber) https://a.co/d/99DEv2T
 




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