Strap keeps coming off - what are some good suggestions

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by EC Strat, May 25, 2019.

  1. EC Strat

    EC Strat Electromatic

    88
    Jan 11, 2019
    Louisville
    for a set of strap locks that would fit a Streamliner??
     
  2. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Does the Streamliner have regular strap buttons or Gretsch locking ones?

    If it has regular ones just do the rubber washer thing, I switched from strap locks to those and like them a lot more.

    You can sort of see them in my pics



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    Mine are Grolsch beer washers, but fender makes some just like those.

    $2.99 at Amazon with free shipping for the Fenders

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    Last edited: May 25, 2019
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  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Straplocks for me. Once burned...
     
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  4. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    I hate strap locks myself. Love the Gretsch barrel buttons on most Gretsches, I just make sure to check them when I sling the guitar and tighten periodically. For Gibsons I use the rubber washers, for Fenders I just use their regular strap buttons and have no issues (did use the Schaler locks,way back and had one fail, quite a surprise).
     
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  5. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Gretschie

    387
    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    I use the rubber washers too
     
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    You can get the rubber washers off of a bottle of Grolsch beer ... just sayin' Unknown.jpeg
     
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  7. section2

    section2 Synchromatic

    944
    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    Check out Lock-It Straps:

    https://lockitstraps.com/

    I have them on two of my guitars, and they're fantastic.

    If you don't want to buy a new strap, the rubber washer trick works perfectly.

    I like the Gretsch knurled strap knobs a lot—they look classy and they work well for me. Not everyone loves them, though, so your mileage may vary.
     
  8. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Unless it was a new strap with a very tight slot and strap hole the strap would still slip off the Gretsch twist on ones for me.
     
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  9. section2

    section2 Synchromatic

    944
    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    That's interesting. I've never had a strap come close to slipping off of a knurled Gretsch knob.
     
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  10. wilblee

    wilblee Synchromatic

    934
    May 23, 2013
    TX Hill Country
    I’ve put Dunlop Straplok dual design on all my guitars, including my Gretsches. I put them on everything because in the 20-ish years I’ve been using them on dozens of guitars they’ve never failed. Cheap easy mod to protect a bunch of $1-3K guitars.
     
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  11. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    +1 for rubber washers!
     
  12. mbkri

    mbkri Synchromatic

    979
    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Schaller strap locks on all my Fenders but i love the knurled knobs on a Gretsch. Im with @T Bone : check them everytime you put the guitar on. Its part of the process of getting ready to play. A habit. I do it without even thinking about it.
     
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  13. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    I'm a big fan of the duesenberg multi strap locks. They can act as strap locks OR they have a screw on cap like the Gretsch knurled knobs. However, the cap is superior to the Gretsch ones imo because the base can spin on a felt washer after the cap is screwed on tight, so it is much less likely to loosen than the gretsch ones since it will spin on the felt rather than unscrew.

    http://www.gretsch-talk.com/threads...ns-day-strap-buttons-lock-or-gretschy.171315/
     
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  14. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    That is interesting. I've never had one slip off or over the knob. Even older straps, it would be a chore to try and make it go over the knob on purpose (if I were to try that). I have had the knobs come slightly loose, but never enough to come all the way off. I just check them for tightness every so often while playing.
     
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  15. zeero9

    zeero9 Newbie

    1
    May 24, 2019
    Singapore
    I use the rubber washers, and also the Lock-It Straps (https://lockitstraps.com) there's really no need to mess around with locking strap pins.
     
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  16. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    That is a good beer, or so I have been told. Are they easy to find your way?
     
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  17. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I use Schaller straplocks on nearly all of my guitars. But even with this time-proven solution my guitar came down several times when the skrew nut went loose...:eek:
     
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  18. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Everywhere you go you can find it and yea , it's a pretty good beer. I was just in Maine this past Easter and brought home 2 cases of ShipYard Summer Ale . I'm down to 3 bottles left . Been on the hunt for it and can't find it nowhere near me .... road trip !
     
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  19. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

    Age:
    81
    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
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