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Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Oldpunk, Oct 2, 2015.
Yes, I talked about that earlier.
I use DiMarzio Cliplock Straps.
People who gig without straplocks should be arrested for guitar abuse.
Schaller w/ Loctite, one strap with buttons on all guitars. Easy and secure.
electric guitars are meant to be abused- that's half the fun.
So I was playing bass at a car show on Friday when the rhythm guitar player and I did the face to face rock together schtick during a song, when we broke to return to our normal stage spot my bass decided to come unbuckled at the button. Did the ol' snag n grab out of the air while scrambling to get back to my mic bass in hand in time for the chorus. All the while the other members heads turned to see why the bottom fell out of the band until I could get it re attached and jump back in.
So yea, um, Im offically locked n loaded from now on. No more of that BS happening again.
I dropped my 1977 Olympic White Strat off my bed and it made the loudest bang I have ever heard!!
I walked over to other side of the bed, picked up the guitar it didnt even come out of tune!!
My heart was pounding but when I picked her up and realized there was no damage I smiled and belted out a huge laugh....
Dunlops on all my guitars. The only ding I ever put in a guitar was when the strap came loose on my black Jackson Soloist. Huge ding that now has paint in it.
Never again. As soon as I buy a guitar, the strap locks go on.
Yup, just pick a system and go with it. It's easy for me since *every* strap and every guitar (acoustic and bass too) have Schallers on them. It's $5 or less for the buttons, any guitar I buy or build gets them.
Have them on all of mine. Have done for about 10 years. For the sake of spending a few pound it's not worth the risk in my opinion.
Had to pull this thread up... This morning I got up a bit early before going into work. Was playing my 2013 Gibson LP (my favorite guitar), and I bent over to pick up my cord when I felt that sudden TUG when the knob slips through the guitar strap. FU*K! It was really close. I reached down and luckily grabbed the neck as it was rocketing towards the ground.
Haven't yet put locks on this guitar, and its been eating at me - I got lucky this time. Heading over to GC when I get outta work to pick up a set.
lol clean your shorts out before you go. CLOOOSE!
I have them (Schaller) on every guitar.
I use them since I was aware they exist, around the end of the eighties, beginning of the nineties.
I have to say that once I had one that broke off in parts.
Luckily I could grab my guitar.
So, 100% secure? Forget about that..
I think the Schaller ones are very popular.
Out of the last 4 guitars I bought second hand, 3 had them installed by the previous owner.
I've never used em until I got my 2002 Les Paul in a trade and the previous owner had installed a set of dunlop strap locks.
I use custom made leather straps that are very stiff and have never had those straps come off.
I have however had the screw strip out and the strap knob with it, still intact in the strap.......
Schaller locks for me.
Or I balance them on my *****.
I didn't know you played a Ukulele.
If you move around at all, gotta have 'em!
Been using these since the '70s. Tried the others, but always came back to the leather. Replaced a couple that were looking old, but never had one fail.
The first thing I do when I buy a new guitar-
1. Change strings/set up
2. Install straplocks
Both dunlop and schaller have failed for me in the past.
Now I use Grolsch that have never failed. Plus they come with free beer