Strap Lock recommendations

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  1. authen

    authen Member

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    I just bought a new Epiphone LP Custom and the thing is heavy! I've never bothered with strap locks before and it's never been an issue but I really want to put them on this LP. What do you recommend? Has anyone had any bad/good luck with a particular brand?
    Thanks.
     
  2. jpage

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    Schaller all the way.
     
  3. JMintzer

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    +1! Nothing else goes on my guitars!


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  4. abovethewave

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    i have put schallers on every guitar i've had!
     
  5. Birddog

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    I've put black Dunlops on all of my guitars, no problems.
     
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    Schaller for me, too.
     
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    Schallers. I have set that has been in use for at least 15 years now, and they still function as if they were brand new.
     
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  9. authen

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    Do you use the stock screws that come with the Schallers?
     
  10. scottlr

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    In 45 years, I've never used strap locks on my own accord. At one point, in the 70s, I did put a washer on the strap button to hold the strap in place permanently, and my Setzer Sig came with strap locks. I don't like them. I used the washer because I used cheap straps that had wimpy thin leather ends back then. I've kept them on the Setzer because I can't bring myself to alter it from stock. I now use thick heavy duty leather straps and I don't jump around like a young punk rocker, so I see no point in them. YMMV and to each his/her own, and all of that stuff.
     
  11. pipedwho

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    I normally grind down the head of the screws that come with the guitar, and also bore out the screw hole in the Schaller slightly to fit the larger screw.

    I have no idea why Schaller don't use larger screws.
     
  12. randy alameda

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    Shallers fo' sure, although I have some of those black Dunlops (twist to lock) on some of my SG's, and I tried some push to locks, in the 70's and darn near dropped my explorer .... Can't (or won't) remember who made those but if I see them, they scare me!!!!!! Shallers are stock on the Jimmy Page sig model, and never had any issues .........
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    For consistency sake I've been fitting Dunlop strap locks to my guitars ever since a Hamer I have came with them. I find it can be hard to disengage the strap button from the guitar sometimes and have therefore been considering switching to Schallers, hoping they might work smoother.
     
  15. JUSTJOB

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    The Shallers on all of mine! They work great, but like one poster already recommended I too use the screws that came on the guitar instead of the Shaller screw. Most times the Shaller screw is smaller, so just check that on install. I also use a thin film of Vaseline/Graphite mix on the contact points to lube them so they swing free and don't squeak. Also, I recommend you use thread locker on the nut that attatches them to your strap or the nut may loosen. Like anything else inspect them periodically to make sure nothing has loosened. But of all the others for me these consistently perform better for my needs. Safe, secure, and super easy to disconect the strap!
    Best Regards!
     
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    Straplocks are one item that are a necessity IMO. I don't know how many times I caught my guitar before I started using them. I use a Sure-lock strap ~ it requires no mods to the guitar.
     
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    Ive used Dunlops since they came out in the late seventies/early eighties. No problems. At least two of these sets are over 20 years old...no issues.
     
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    I've been using Dunlops ever since I bought my first Hamer that came with them installed, and I have no problems with them whatsoever.
     
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    Always have used Dunlops. Never had an issue with them, on any guitar I've had them on.
     
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    Another Schaller user.
     

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