For heavier guitars I would recommend the Schaller Strap Lock system. It's the one i find most comfortable and unobstrusive. For lighter guitars I prefer the Dimarzio Clip Lok Straps, they screw straight onto your guitar, and I've done various acts of guitar acrobatics with no issues with either form of lock
They are essential to anyone playing on stage mate, honestly, the times I've just caught my guitars by the neck with a worn strap.....
I use schallers, no other reason than I've always used them and can get in and out of them easy enough, of course you dont need full on strap locks, you can get rubber washer type of locks that go on after your strap over the buttons which work well, also I have a couple of dimarzio quick straps on some guitars which means the strap ends are screwed into the guitar and they have snap buckles on the actual strap, like a rucksack.
If you're thinking about your PRS then I would say get them, dropping that thing isnt an option!
I noticed the locks on chapppers prs & wondered which ones they were? Using them on the prs is a no brainer really. It's the SG with the back fixing which is bothering me, don't want anything that would be too intrusive & anoy the feck out of me digging in etc. The rubber washers is an excellent idea, could even match the cherry red
I've never used strap-locks, never even entertained the idea. Every video I've seen of someone dropping their guitar has been of some tool trying to fling it over their head and the locks not holding I've been using the same two straps for 10 years and still get blisters trying to get them on and off
SCRATCHED!!!!!! how vary dare you. She's lovely mate, a very special lady. It is a stunning guitar & I have to pinch myself every time I open the case & realise she's mine, sad I know but it's the truth
I had an incident yesterday. Finished playing the SC and went to put it back in the rack only for it to slip slightly from my hand and knock into the upper horn of the 24! Of all the guitars I own, it had to be those 2! No real damage done - a slight mark about 2 mm wide on the bottom of the SC and a very slight decolouration of the green finish on the horn of the 24 - both you'd never notice without me pointing them out. Phew!!
I use washers for strap locks on both me fenders, the PRS' haven't been out the house yet!
I know how you feel though guys, Im always wary of where my les paul is when we do rehearsal, its not been to a gig yet. Not bothered about it getting scratched and stuff, shit just happens, more bothered about some drunken fool making a lunge and me having to fend them off with a size 10 timberland, thats why Tele's are so popular, not because they sound good (Which they do) but because they are great in a scrap!