Strap locks

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  1. strat-scotty

    strat-scotty Member

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    Hi,
    I was wondering which are the more reliable strap locks to go for. I have a MIA strat that came with Schaller locks which seem to be pretty good, although my MIM only has the standard strap buttons and would like to swap them out with something a bit safer. A friend gave me a set of Dunlop locks to try out first before i buy, although the Dunlops seem to stick out from the guitar body quite a bit more than the Schaller. The strap buttons also feel iffy on the Dunlops, somewhat loose.
    Any suggestions on which to go for?
     
  2. 8len8

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    Use the search engine here. There are threads that already discuss this topic.
     
  3. TheoDog

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    I like the Dunlops because the buttons work better as conventional buttons too. The Schallers are too small. And they squeak. The Dunlops just rattle.
    Grolsch beer washers are one of the best choices.
     
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    Anyone has suggestions on straplocks for thick Italia leather straps?
     
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    dont buy a straplock. Use a Grolsch. Better yet, use a metal washer. Theyre less than 3$ max and wont allow to the strap to ever come off.
     
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    Schallers. /thread

     
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    I've got dunlops on both of my main guitars and I love them. Never had an issue and they hold great.
     
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    Schallers has a tendency to wear out strap holes IME.
     
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    Shallers and Dunlops for years. I prefer the Schallers. They're a bit lower-profile, and I think the design is better. The way they cup the stud from underneath means that the guitar is still supported if the lock mechanism fails for some reason. Also (this is just a theory) it seems to me that the design puts less stress on on the screw because the leverage point where the strap holds the stud is closer to the body with Schallers. That said, I've never had a problem with either, so it's kinda splitting hairs.
     
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    I like the Dunlops, they work perfectly. I have the Schallers on two guitars and if you go that route, I highly recommend getting some loctite and using it on the nut - otherwise they'll loosen and the U will spin around.
     
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    Schaller have worked for me over 30 years. The Dunlops I used to have over time would unlock by themselves.
     
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    If you're not set on a particular strap, Dimarzio clip locks are the way to go, IMO.
     
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    You can get 4 for free when you buy some Grolsch at your local liquor store/beer stand.
    Check Google for a home brew supply shop in your area.
     
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    They are about $9-12 for a 4 pack. Not exactly free. Decent beer but I'd be getting it for the sake of the straplocks. And at that price, I could order the 25 caps.
     

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