Strap locks?

Necro

The Demented American
#41
After my telecaster's strap popped off, the volume knob taking the majority of the impact, dying as a result, and robbing me of my favourite guitar at the time for a week, I've religiously used straplocks, with a particular penchant for ClipLoks - Every guitar, outside of my acoustic, that I've used live, has them. Cheap, comfy, durable, adjusted right out of the box, and there's no way those things are coming loose for at least a good decade or so, unless I take them in and out over and over.

As far as the scratching issue goes, I've seen it on my telecaster - the only one where it really contacts part that isn't always covered - And I'm honestly fine with it. A little bit of the finish being cleaned off quicker than the rest of the guitar is a small price to pay for peace of mind when doing stupid crazy things onstage, and the safety of the guitar live.
 

Ernesto

Does not have the same opinion!
#42
Been using Schaller straplocks for two decades, just because they fit the standard fender strat strapbuttons, after that I fitted out every guitar with Schaller straplocks. Never had any problem with them, and they come with longer screws for a tighter fix to the body. Beware of copies though, they are not the same quality.
 
#43
Hello mate

I use schaller straps locks on my les paul and clip lock DiMarzios on my other guitars. I love the schallers and have had no problem with the clip locks scratching my guitars and one of the ones i have has got metal ends!!

Alls i can say is DO NOT get dunlop ones. I had one fail on my old epiphone les paul and it kit the floor at band practice which was concrete and cracked the neck and took a huge chunk out of the headstock. Nearly had the whole neck off had i not half caught it. Go schaller and NEVER dunlop locks :)

Benni
 

Voodoorider

Can spot a twat a mile away.
#44
I use Schallers and Dunlops, i don't prefer either over the other and haven't had issues with either! The only thing i do sometimes think is that the Schallers have a built in cradle should the lock part fail, whereas the Dunlops don't have a secondary safety net, if you like!
 
#45
i have used the a few but i really like the schallers ,i had a strap lock un lock lucky for me i was sat down ,,but that would never happen with the schallers awesome strap locks indeed
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Bloobank

Guardian Of The Old Blues Brigade
#46
OK so like Sted, Doc and Lefty have mentioned I took the plunge and got myself a set of strap locks. I must admit it has been an enjoyable drinking experience but for the sake of keeping my strap on the guitar it has been a worthwhile excercise.
My new gear day is below, thanks for the advice guys, hic hic hic :D I wlil let you al konw how tehy preform wehn I get ruond to ptintug tehm on, wehesh!!

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DrKarnivore

Browsing your web and SMS history
Staff member
#47
OK so like Sted, Doc and Lefty have mentioned I took the plunge and got myself a set of strap locks. I must admit it has been an enjoyable drinking experience but for the sake of keeping my strap on the guitar it has been a worthwhile excercise.
My new gear day is below, thanks for the advice guys, hic hic hic :D I wlil let you al konw how tehy preform wehn I get ruond to ptintug tehm on, wehesh!!

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Ha ha...quality. Work though don`t they. I get mine of eBay, not into Grolsh much, but brewers specialists sell them.
 

BLPAlpha

Math Rock... rocker?
#50
I use DiMarzio cliplocks... works better than any strap lock I've used. I have a 15 year old one and it still works perfectly.
 
#54
I use the following:

On my Ibanez Prestige. Easily the most comfortable strap I've used, love it. And the locks work a charm.


On my ML1. Not bad, but they can't be adjusted very high, which is inconvenient.


On my Agile and my LTD, along with these. Super comfortable, and they've never failed me.
 

Rsx

Proprietary international, serial lurker.
#56
I like the schallers, I've tried clip loks (which i really like and have on my schecter still, I've yet to find a smoother strap for spins and such) but for the gibby, scratching would've been an issue.

One thing to note about schallers, the bolt does come loose on its own after a while so make sure to tighten the bolt on the strap before every show :)
 

Fuzzy Picklez

Rust is the perfect brake.
#58
I actually don't use strap locks.
I honestly never let go of my guitar when I'm standing. I'm too paranoid.
I had them on my epi les paul, but they always fell out.
 

Bloobank

Guardian Of The Old Blues Brigade
#59
Ha ha...quality. Work though don`t they. I get mine of eBay, not into Grolsh much, but brewers specialists sell them.
They are not 100% but they keep the strap on better than before. Its aPRS black suide strap which does come off the bottom strap button very easily.
Only problem I have now it was buy 3 bottles for a fiver so I have an odd one left, another trip to asda is looking likely but then I will have 3 sets. ;)
 

DrKarnivore

Browsing your web and SMS history
Staff member
#60
They are not 100% but they keep the strap on better than before. Its aPRS black suide strap which does come off the bottom strap button very easily.
Only problem I have now it was buy 3 bottles for a fiver so I have an odd one left, another trip to asda is looking likely but then I will have 3 sets. ;)
I`ve never had one hit the deck with washers with a lot of over exuberant on stage playing. In fact, I have had one pull the bloody strap button out it was on so tight (out of a Washburn BT that ended up being gaffa taped to the strap.......)
 
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