Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by wingwalker, Mar 16, 2008.
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Schaller. Once you loc-tite the nuts they are fail safe and they put less pressure on the screw than Dunlop.
+1 for Schaller
I'll second the Dunlop duals. Had 'em for years and never had a problem.
Dunlop Flush Mount for me:
Dunlop Duals. No question.
+1 for the Dunlop dual design.
Schaller's for all of mine. Never really like the dunlop's. Maybe just stuck in my ways.
I feel safer with Schallers.
Schaller. Even if the locking mechanism fails during use, the strap is unlikely to come away from the guitar. If the spring in the dunlops fail, then Mr Guitar will be saying hello to Mr Floor.
None. Planet Waves locking strap.
Had the same one for 5 years or so. No problems across 3 guitars.
I went with Schallers from the get go and stuck with them because I wanted all my guitars to match and share straps.
I guess I went with them first because they looked smaller than the huge looking Dunlops in comparison.
I've also been using Dunlops Ergo Lok Straps. I have the older circular versions as the newer versions are triangular. These are really cool if you don't want to mess with changing any of the factory equipment. Only problem is that it doesn't work with extra large OEM strap buttons, such as the ones equipped on PRSi.
The Dunlops have been working great for me. Easy on, easy off, and they feel very secure.
Shallers for about twenty years. Something about the dunlops I don't like.
Same here... Something about those bearings wearing out.
This pic shows two of the strap buttons I use on ALL of my guitars as well as another mod.
I use Fender Bass String retainers as strap buttons. If they look familiar, it's because they're the oversized strap buttons that PRS uses.
They don't squeak or clunk like strap locks, I've never had a strap slip off, and they're only $3.
The other mod is on several guitars I've hammered and curled a strat output jack so that it matches the curve of the body. Then the output hole is enlarged and angled... but then the guitar cable follows the contour of the body, then up and over the strap.
Dunlop duals and Schallers (on guitars that came with them).
The Dunlops are my favorite.
I've used Dunlops, but I wonder if some of those locking strats would work just as well.