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post Oct 11 2013, 09:35 PM
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Need a straplock that can fit two leather straps for an RG2228. Got no idea and don't want to search more. Not interested in the gear or price as long as it works.

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post Oct 11 2013, 11:19 PM
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I have used Dimarzio for lots of years and I've never had any problem. Do you know them?



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post Oct 12 2013, 01:17 AM
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Hey mate,

I've used Hennessey strap locks. They've never let me down, and they work quite functionally.



I have red ones, because my guitar is red laugh.gif


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post Oct 12 2013, 08:27 AM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 11 2013, 10:19 PM) *
I have used Dimarzio for lots of years and I've never had any problem. Do you know them?



I prefer these, as I have ran over some nasty issues with Warwick straplocking devices for instance - the guitar wood was eaten by the screw because of my constant jumping around. It's nothing but physics only - the further away from the body the strap will end and the longer the screw outside the body, the easier it will be to eat up the wood and destroy the guitar. With the DiMarzio, that's been reduced to a minimum smile.gif


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post Oct 13 2013, 01:39 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 12 2013, 07:27 AM) *
I prefer these, as I have ran over some nasty issues with Warwick straplocking devices for instance - the guitar wood was eaten by the screw because of my constant jumping around. It's nothing but physics only - the further away from the body the strap will end and the longer the screw outside the body, the easier it will be to eat up the wood and destroy the guitar. With the DiMarzio, that's been reduced to a minimum smile.gif

Can't use dimarzio cliplocks, have em, hate em. They only work for their straps and I have custom double strap so can't use it. Also the plastic dug into my shoulders when I tried using them.

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Hey mate,

I've used Hennessey strap locks. They've never let me down, and they work quite functionally.



I have red ones, because my guitar is red laugh.gif

Will they have enough space to fit two straps???


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post Oct 13 2013, 05:48 AM
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QUOTE (verciazghra @ Oct 13 2013, 11:39 AM) *
Will they have enough space to fit two straps???


What do you mean? Here's a video that will show you the basic mechanics of them: smile.gif






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post Oct 13 2013, 08:59 AM
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QUOTE (Taka Perry @ Oct 13 2013, 04:48 AM) *
What do you mean? Here's a video that will show you the basic mechanics of them: smile.gif




He's asking whether these straplocks have enough room to fit the width of two leather straps at the same time, and I think no they won't, because regular straplocks don't have that much room between the button and the lock, if they would, that really defeats the purpose of a straplock really. Frankly, I've never seen one that would fit two straps at once. I don't really see the application of them mellow.gif



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post Oct 13 2013, 01:39 PM
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Just checked the old Warwick spares I have - indeed, they don't have enough space. Well, still - Vince smile.gif Why not use a DiMarzio set with a little enhancement



You could find a thick, but a VERY think and sturdy padding and use the DiMarzio with it smile.gif How about it?



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post Oct 14 2013, 03:04 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 13 2013, 12:39 PM) *
Just checked the old Warwick spares I have - indeed, they don't have enough space. Well, still - Vince smile.gif Why not use a DiMarzio set with a little enhancement



You could find a thick, but a VERY think and sturdy padding and use the DiMarzio with it smile.gif How about it?

I bought a quite expensive double strap to allow for a very ergonomical position at all times. I stand up playing all the time I never sit anymore. But my guitar is so heavy and a bit neck heavy so it tends to want to tilt forwards. To help this from not happening. Here are some images on how it looks.Attached Image


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QUOTE (verciazghra @ Oct 14 2013, 02:04 AM) *
I bought a quite expensive double strap to allow for a very ergonomical position at all times. I stand up playing all the time I never sit anymore. But my guitar is so heavy and a bit neck heavy so it tends to want to tilt forwards. To help this from not happening. Here are some images on how it looks.Attached Image


So it doesn't fit the DiMarzio.. got it sad.gif Hmmmm, I don't think I know any other solution that could come in handy, but one other thing - are you a crazy jumping onstage kind of guy - what's the reason for you to want to use straplocking devices? When I was performing with Voodoo, I was going crazy all over the stage and the straplocking had its very precise purpose, but right now, I don't find it necessary anymore, as I have to be much more careful with singing and playing. I'm asking, so might be I can offer a solution based on your exact thoughts smile.gif


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post Oct 14 2013, 09:15 AM
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Hey that's interesting! I didn't know what you meant, because I'd never heard of using two straps before laugh.gif

Now that I see a picture though, I can see that it would make sense, espcially for heavy guitars.

To answer your question though, the strap locks I use wont fit two straps, unless you have really thin ones biggrin.gif

Is it a stupid idea to put an extra set of strap pegs on your guitar? That way you wont have to worry about compatibility biggrin.gif


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post Oct 14 2013, 01:02 PM
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QUOTE (Taka Perry @ Oct 14 2013, 08:15 AM) *
Hey that's interesting! I didn't know what you meant, because I'd never heard of using two straps before laugh.gif

Now that I see a picture though, I can see that it would make sense, espcially for heavy guitars.

To answer your question though, the strap locks I use wont fit two straps, unless you have really thin ones biggrin.gif

Is it a stupid idea to put an extra set of strap pegs on your guitar? That way you wont have to worry about compatibility biggrin.gif

Hey man, nah it's not stupid. But the guys from the company that makes the strap suggested I buy some kind of straplock and I was like "uuuh.... yea why?" "cause you need to fit two straps on there" and I was like "how is straplocks gonna help me with that???" and I still don't know. The company wasn't kind enough to suggest me a particular brand rather it sent me to a youtube video of like 4 different straplocks, none of which seemed to do what THEY wanted me to get. So yea... not sure what I'm gonna do, for the moment I quit playing guitar altogether and just wait to stumble upon a solution. It's really crappy how the business of guitar gear goes. But thanks for the advice and suggestion man. I appreciate it.

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So it doesn't fit the DiMarzio.. got it sad.gif Hmmmm, I don't think I know any other solution that could come in handy, but one other thing - are you a crazy jumping onstage kind of guy - what's the reason for you to want to use straplocking devices? When I was performing with Voodoo, I was going crazy all over the stage and the straplocking had its very precise purpose, but right now, I don't find it necessary anymore, as I have to be much more careful with singing and playing. I'm asking, so might be I can offer a solution based on your exact thoughts smile.gif

No man, I was just told by the company that makes the strap to get some kind of straplock. I don't dance around a bit but not more than a funk guitarist would. And I never sit down and practice ever cause I feel caged like that. The thing I need is for my guitar to stay in one exact position where I don't need to compensate it all the time which I have to now. Unless I can fit two straps on it (like in the picture) I don't see myself playing the guitar much longer I'm afraid. smile.gif


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post Oct 14 2013, 07:46 PM
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Don't quit playing! ohmy.gif What if you joined the two straps first, to a real short piece of strap to go from where they join to the strap lock. Kind of like a strap adapter. Then you could use whatever strap locks you wanted. Would that work?


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post Oct 15 2013, 08:31 AM
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Mate, there are times when you need to sit down and think about the possibilities:

1) Quit playing because of not being able to stay up on two feet while doing it - that would be a total 'no, no' for one like me

2) Overcome your problem with sitting down and keep playing

In the end it comes down to this - what do you think? smile.gif


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post Oct 15 2013, 09:21 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 15 2013, 07:31 AM) *
Mate, there are times when you need to sit down and think about the possibilities:

1) Quit playing because of not being able to stay up on two feet while doing it - that would be a total 'no, no' for one like me

2) Overcome your problem with sitting down and keep playing

In the end it comes down to this - what do you think? smile.gif

I think it doesn't matter. I can be perfectly happy with not playing till I get a guitar that I can use without a double strap but that wont be for another 4-5 years, and till then I can just play piano unless I happen to stumble upon a solution.

I can't sitdown playing cause my body type wont allow it. I risk getting severe back injury if I do.

Edit: each visit at the back specialist is $200 here.

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post Oct 15 2013, 10:20 AM
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QUOTE (verciazghra @ Oct 14 2013, 11:02 PM) *
Hey man, nah it's not stupid. But the guys from the company that makes the strap suggested I buy some kind of straplock and I was like "uuuh.... yea why?" "cause you need to fit two straps on there" and I was like "how is straplocks gonna help me with that???" and I still don't know. The company wasn't kind enough to suggest me a particular brand rather it sent me to a youtube video of like 4 different straplocks, none of which seemed to do what THEY wanted me to get. So yea... not sure what I'm gonna do, for the moment I quit playing guitar altogether and just wait to stumble upon a solution. It's really crappy how the business of guitar gear goes. But thanks for the advice and suggestion man. I appreciate it.


It's probably a marketing/PR problem which stops them from mentioning other brands :\ I know the feeling about everything not working, just hang in there! wink.gif Still, the two sets of pegs may be a good idea because as Cosmin said earlier, the further the strap is from your guitar body, the more wear the screw has to take smile.gif


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post Oct 16 2013, 03:44 PM
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QUOTE (verciazghra @ Oct 15 2013, 08:21 AM) *
I think it doesn't matter. I can be perfectly happy with not playing till I get a guitar that I can use without a double strap but that wont be for another 4-5 years, and till then I can just play piano unless I happen to stumble upon a solution.

I can't sitdown playing cause my body type wont allow it. I risk getting severe back injury if I do.

Edit: each visit at the back specialist is $200 here.



Pffff - when you first wrote about your sitting issue, I thought it was simply a position which you dislike a lot. Man... dunno, I won't let you quit anyway so, let's see what sort of solutions we can think of, eh? smile.gif


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post Oct 17 2013, 06:11 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 16 2013, 02:44 PM) *
Pffff - when you first wrote about your sitting issue, I thought it was simply a position which you dislike a lot. Man... dunno, I won't let you quit anyway so, let's see what sort of solutions we can think of, eh? smile.gif

Haha yea. No worries mate. Gotta fix it somehow. Maybe it's time to drill a few new holes in the guitar and just add two extra strap buttons. smile.gif It'll work out.


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QUOTE (verciazghra @ Oct 17 2013, 05:11 PM) *
Haha yea. No worries mate. Gotta fix it somehow. Maybe it's time to drill a few new holes in the guitar and just add two extra strap buttons. smile.gif It'll work out.


That means putting two extra holes in the guitar - what spots do you have in mind for drilling?


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