To the users of Grolsch washers for strap locks...

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  1. mtmartin71

    mtmartin71 Silver Supporting Member

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    How long do they tend to last for you? I just tried this suggested "trick" for my Gibson SG at a gig and it worked perfectly for me. Easy, simple, and effective. I'm thinking I'd want to use it for other guitars I have with the same smaller strap pins as the Gibsons come with. This will allow me to use my Gibson leather strap safely on more guitars. I did try to buy a pack of washers from a brewer but got washers that are tougher and not as flexible as the Grolsch ones. I don't mind buying Grolsch 4 packs to get new ones, but I just wondered how long before they wear out?
     
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    i've been using mine for about 3 years. still as good as new.
     
  3. MGBlues

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    Had a pair on my Strat for months without issue...

    I just keep buying the beer every so often... Got a nice supply of them now.... And a belly! :)
     
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    I've had mine on my guitars for years. But I don't ever take the straps off. One strap and set of washers per guitar.
     
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    I always lose them before they're worn out, so I don't know how long they really last.
     
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    I've been using them for 3 or so years. One of my washers is a little stretched and doesn't work so well on those tiny Gibson strap buttons. It still works great on Fenders.
     
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    I don't drink Grolsch, do you have to buy the beer to get the washers?
     
  8. mtmartin71

    mtmartin71 Silver Supporting Member

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    One thing I would say though...the washers in those pictures don't look or feel like the ones off the actual Grolsch bottles. I just bought some that look like these. Haven't tried them yet, but the actual washers from a Grolsch bottle feel like they'd work better.
     
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    but does anyone have a pic of these in use? I assume that the strap goes on the button, and then the grolsch washers go on..therefore to the "outside" of the strap......

    Hey, as an engineer, one has to work with all possiblities, test, etc.....
     
  10. DavidLM

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    I don't drink beer and didn't care for Grolsch when I did.

    So I use black rubber washers from Lowes. The black is more subdued and blends in better IMO.
     
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    Don A Silver Supporting Member

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    You got it right.

     
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    Sounds like it would be hard to change guitars during a gig.
    I have my wireless transmitter attached to one strap and need use that one strap for all of my guitars.
     
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    I hereby volunteer to send you four of them, for the low low price of a 4-pack of Grolsch. :)
     
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    Better beers come with washers to.

    Nothing on my guitars but the washers from Ueriges Doppelsticke.

    Only way to maintain the crystal lattice for those haunting mids.
     
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    actually they pull off pretty easily if you stretch them a little when you pull them off. of course you compromise the integrity of the rubber by repeated removals.
     
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    Yeah, I had wondered about this as well.. Seems so simple. I don't drink much Grolsch so may have to hit the hardware store.
     
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    you don't find that time-consuming between songs? and is this one strap the exact right length for all your guitars?

    my guitars all have their own straps (held on with grolsch gaskets, i'm drinking one as i type this), and my wireless stays on my belt; when changing guitars, there's only one thing to detach (the wireless cable plug), instead of three (the cable and two strap buttons).
     
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    I bought a set of Grolsh washers but I never could get them stretched to fit over the strap button. So I gave up. I couldn't find any of the beers in my local grocery store, so I've given up till I can find the actual beer--maybe the washers on them will be more pliable and not so stiff/rigid...
     
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    You probably have to go to a liquor store-it's the bigger bottles with the metal wires. I don't leave my staps on with the guitars in the case so it's a bit of a pain-most have Schallers but I use'em with my Nash. Luckily I like Grolsh.
     

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