View Full Version : Straplocks!

06-23-2006, 06:49 PM
Hello there,

I've got a serious problem with my straps giving out on me, and my guitar going for a free fall (luckily I've managed to save it each time). I don't know why I havn't done this sooner, but I'm ready to invest in a set of straplocks. Can you fret junkies out there recommend good ones? I know opinions will differ, but I am looking for the BEST kind in terms of quality and reliability. I've done a little bit of research, however I'm eager to see what some other players have to say.

06-23-2006, 06:51 PM
Jim Dunlops!!! I have them on my bass, I got them for about 9 bucks Canadian. They are great. They havn't even wigled since I've put them on.

06-23-2006, 11:02 PM
ting....123 man...123

my bassist has schallers, and they fell apart at our last show unnoticed so we had to look for the pieces in the dark, my dunlops have had no problems whatsoever

06-23-2006, 11:04 PM
Dunlops PWN

06-23-2006, 11:24 PM
I don't even need straplocks on my guitar. I haev a fender tweed strap. The leather hasnt broken in and I've had it for a few monthes, as opposed to my 5 dollar fender nylon one which sent my fisrt gutiar crashing into the floor. My strap falls off but that is only if you hold it kinda wierd and only once in a while. Or use a seatbelt. Pretty much gaurenteed it aint coming off. The strap button falls off first.

06-24-2006, 12:19 AM
I use a DiMarzio ClipLok strap, and i like it a lot. It's great.

06-24-2006, 01:33 AM
i have dunlops, and while usually the problem lies in my strap, the pin has came out when i swung my bass before... i managed to grab the strap and save the bass from smacking the ground, but not before the horn of the bass smacked me in the shoulder leaving a nice blood bruise.

then i had to try and find the pieces of the lock.


06-24-2006, 06:30 AM
^:lol: just be glad it was any of your basses besides the BC rich...that wouldn't leave a bruise...that would just go right through you

06-24-2006, 11:52 AM
Grover if you want looks and ease of use
Schaller if you want functionality

06-24-2006, 12:20 PM
I didn't know Grover made strap locks.
Those Grovers are pretty sweeet, I just looked them up.
But, I stand by my Dunlop Dual Design

06-24-2006, 01:15 PM
Well one end is gaffa-tapped to the horn and the other one is held on with pitchforks bottle-cap method.

06-24-2006, 01:49 PM
Grover if you want looks and ease of use
Schaller if you want functionality

I've heard alot about the Schallers, however I couldn't find them on the Schaller site, or musiciansfriend.com...

06-24-2006, 04:29 PM
go out an buy a couple o bottles of beer with the rubber washer seals (*sp) the red ones, free (well you hav to buy the beer but you can drink it to) but if you put these on top of the strap when you fit it on the strap button you are sorted

06-24-2006, 05:12 PM
I have Schallers. They've worked great for me.

06-24-2006, 05:44 PM
I use a planet waves locking strap. Works amazingly well, I would never change my strap.

07-08-2006, 09:08 AM
Schaller, theyve never let me down, but when you move your guitar around
in like a gig bag or a hardcase you need to take the strap off otherwise it will rip the strap button out.

rocken rossco
07-09-2006, 05:03 AM
my schallers have never let me down

07-10-2006, 06:13 AM

07-10-2006, 07:06 AM
Schaller or DiMarzio!

07-14-2006, 10:46 AM
steal some hose clamps off your lawnmowers gas line and stick em on your geetar :]

07-14-2006, 03:23 PM
If your strap is falling a lot it is probably just a bad strap. The strap that came with my starter kit thing always fell off, so I got a Levy's and it's solid.

Mr. Pickle
07-14-2006, 03:26 PM
i use metal washers.

07-14-2006, 04:24 PM

Here's the link (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Strap-Locks-and-Buttons-Set?sku=420534). They say Fender brand, but they are pretty much identical to Schaller's as far as I can tell. I know they have the actual Schallers available at Guitar Center though.