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Who doesn't use straplocks?

vintage66

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I've been using Schallers for so long I don't really remember how safe it is to not use them. I bought a Nash tele and I'm not sure I want to install straplocks on it-how safe is it with the standard buttons? I know repeatedly putting the strap on and off loosens the holes in the strap-I seem to remember some people putting something on there to keep it more secure-like some sort of plastic. I'll actually have to buy a new strap if I go lock-less. Any cool looking straps with built in locking mechanisms?
 

radcliff

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I just use the enlarged pins like what comes on Suhr classics....I don't need straplocks...the guitar never gets flung around enough to need em
 

Grant Ferstat

Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place...
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I use those plastic clip-over things which I find don't do that annoying rattling thing that metal strap-locks do.
 

DANOCASTER

Silver Supporting Member
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I hate strap locks

go buy a few Grolsch beers - enjoy them - and then use the washers for strap locks

works better - tastes better - and you can use any strap you want :beer
 

BrightCanon

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Not me. I'm a real man ;). I quit using them years ago. I've had a couple close calls but I've got quick reflexes.
 

Radagacuca

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after strap locks fell apart more than once while playing i replaced them all with the above mentioned beer-washers... work perfect, no rattling and no falling apart anymore... and i enjoy replacing them more often then i need :)
 

Marble

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the dunlop ones are essential. I've had minimal problems, but one did finally fall off of the strap, but thats ok. The top one in the strap for my Les Paul is a wonderful aged brass. It was shiny when I got it 4 years ago, but it looks cool now.
 

Pietro

2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy
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I move a lot. I have the Shallers on every instrument. I can't go without them. Bad stuff happens.
 

Dubious

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never used strap locks. If i buy a new guitar i buy a strap. The strap them gets screwed onto the guitar with big metal washers under the strap button.

I've even taken to cutting nylon strapping to the length i want and just screwing the ends on. Haven't adjusted my strap height in years.
 

empty71

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I just use the enlarged pins like what comes on Suhr classics....I don't need straplocks...the guitar never gets flung around enough to need em
+1,000

The bearings on the Dunlop strap locks do wear out after some time and they lose their effectiveness once that happens!
 

RRfireblade

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Been using them for so long , I honestly can't remember what it's like to not have them on. I use the shallers , never had an issue with them. Only concern I ever had with them was the nut getting loose but a drop of locktite has cured that for many years now.

Honestly , I'm not like terrified to lose a guitar but IMO , its easier to use them than to not use them for me.
 

GreenKnight18

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I've never used strap locks. I have a strap for each of my main guitars, so the strap area never gets too loose.
 

Mechanicsn

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I use the Schallers as as well, as stated above a little loc-tite on the nut when you put them together and you're golden.
 

GCDEF

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I use a locking strap on my Les Paul. Nothing else seems to need them.
 




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