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post Feb 9 2009, 11:23 AM
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Hi,

I want to install straplocks on my guitar. I want do do this because my guitar almost fell to the ground because that stupid strap was loose. The other thing is that I want to use one strap for all of my guitars and swap easily between them. Now which system would you recommend me and how hard is it to change the straplocks?

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post Feb 9 2009, 11:30 AM
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There are many good brands but I had some problems
with removing Dunlop straplocks, the part that goes on the strap actually.
Scheller works fine for me tho.
And installing is really easy, you replace the holding pin on your guitar
and you put second part of straplock on the strap,
all you need is screwdriver and eventually a wrench,
it's all explained on the box tho, piece of cake. smile.gif

THIS is Dunlop model I had problems removing it,
and THIS is very easy to remove.

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post Feb 9 2009, 12:09 PM
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if you have a Les Paul guitar you have to make a little modification to the schaller locks (the screws, not the actual locks)..

I did it, and it's easy, but it's still something to consider..

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post Feb 9 2009, 12:18 PM
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I use the Jim Dunlop straplock, it's great. Like Muris says it's a bit difficult to install/remove on the guitar strap (it's easy actually, you just need pliers to insert the inside ring). Once you install them it's piece of cake putting the strat on and off the guitar.


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post Feb 9 2009, 12:19 PM
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Whichever you buy there must be a nicely drawn picture how to install it. It's very easy and a great thing if you jump on stage too much smile.gif


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post Feb 9 2009, 02:20 PM
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I've had a DiMarzio strap lock in my Parker since 1998 and never had any problems at all.



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post Feb 9 2009, 03:08 PM
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I've used all three of the strap locks mentioned and they all work. The Dimarzio strap and lock system is very good but your limited to your choice of straps. This is the system I have on one of my guitars but eventually I'm going to want a new strap and I'll choose to go with the Schaller strap locks with the strap of my choice.

As for the other two, I personally much prefer the Schaller locks. The way they are engineered is pretty fool proof. Even if the spring lock was to fail the C channel design would help in total failure. The Dunlop strap locks use a ball and channel system that makes a more complex locking system. As with anything generally the more moving parts the more prone it will be to fail. I'm speaking from experience. Here's links to both types.

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/pro...air-?sku=360389

http://www.music123.com/Dunlop-Dual-Design...130342.Music123

Bottom line all will do the job. I'm just speaking from my personal experience.

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post Feb 9 2009, 05:26 PM
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Has one of you tried the planet waves planet lock system? It seems to be a good idea because it doesnt force me to modify every guitar. But it also looks a bit cheap and not very secure. :/

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post Feb 9 2009, 05:41 PM
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QUOTE (29a @ Feb 9 2009, 05:26 PM) *
Has one of you tried the planet waves planet lock system? It seems to be a good idea because it doesnt force me to modify every guitar. But it also looks a bit cheap and not very secure. :/

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You have a link to it?


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post Feb 9 2009, 05:48 PM
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QUOTE (Mrblomme @ Feb 9 2009, 05:41 PM) *
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post Feb 9 2009, 07:46 PM
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QUOTE (29a @ Feb 9 2009, 10:26 AM) *
Has one of you tried the planet waves planet lock system? It seems to be a good idea because it doesnt force me to modify every guitar. But it also looks a bit cheap and not very secure. :/

- Jonas


I haven't personally but my local music shop sells them. They seem like they're fairly well built. I would venture to say that they work fine but I would think possibly over the course of time if the hole get enlarged slightly that they might slip off.

Theirs really not any modifications you have to do to your guitar to install traditional strap locks. (Dunlop or Schaller)

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post Feb 9 2009, 07:59 PM
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I had the Schaller ones on another guitar, but the problem with those is that the screw was a tiny bit smaller then the one who was already in t here. So I got the old strap-knob off, but I couldn't get the new screw to fit. After some questions on this forum I got a great tip. Take some wooden coctail-things (sorry don't know the word) and split them with a sharp knife. After doing this twice you have nice and small splinters of wood. Put the splinters in the whole, and tadaaa... your screw fits tongue.gif This works if you dont'watn to get busy with liqued wood and all that stuf..


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QUOTE (kaznie_NL @ Feb 9 2009, 07:59 PM) *
I had the Schaller ones on another guitar, but the problem with those is that the screw was a tiny bit smaller then the one who was already in t here. So I got the old strap-knob off, but I couldn't get the new screw to fit. After some questions on this forum I got a great tip. Take some wooden coctail-things (sorry don't know the word) and split them with a sharp knife. After doing this twice you have nice and small splinters of wood. Put the splinters in the whole, and tadaaa... your screw fits tongue.gif This works if you dont'watn to get busy with liqued wood and all that stuf..


yes.. this is also the problem with Les Paul type guitars.. however, i would not trust the match trick one bit, so i used the original screw, but sharpened the edge of it so it would fit in the schaller lock..
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post Feb 9 2009, 09:51 PM
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QUOTE (-Zion- @ Feb 9 2009, 08:10 PM) *
yes.. this is also the problem with Les Paul type guitars.. however, i would not trust the match trick one bit, so i used the original screw, but sharpened the edge of it so it would fit in the schaller lock..


Smart move, it screw that comes with straplock doesn't fit
then it's better to use original screw and adjust lock!


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post Feb 10 2009, 05:13 AM
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I have the Schaller and I have no complaints. Good product, as are their locking tuners.


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I have Schaller straplocks on all my guitars, works great smile.gif
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I use Dunlop and Schaller strap locks..They both work great...Schaller maybe a little easier to get on the strap...

Be careful NOT to use Marvel strap locks... ( http://cgi.ebay.com/TOG--MARVEL-STRAP-LOCK...9QQcmdZViewItem )..I had them installed and the screw that was on the strap part of the lock was really bad and unwinding because of vibrations when I play..It was awful , they were coming off all the time and it was safer to use regular (good or bad) strap then their strap locks...


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post Feb 10 2009, 04:19 PM
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I had Schaller straplocks on one of my guitars once, and they were good.


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