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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by EC Strat, May 25, 2019.
for a set of strap locks that would fit a Streamliner??
I'm not a fan of straplocks, But I use these: https://www.allparts.com/products/ap-0684-oversized-strap-buttons
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
Mine are Grolsch beer washers, but fender makes some just like those.
$2.99 at Amazon with free shipping for the Fenders
Straplocks for me. Once burned...
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).
I use the rubber washers too
You can get the rubber washers off of a bottle of Grolsch beer ... just sayin'
Check out Lock-It Straps:
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.
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.
That's interesting. I've never had a strap come close to slipping off of a knurled Gretsch knob.
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.
+1 for rubber washers!
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.
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.
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.
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.
That is a good beer, or so I have been told. Are they easy to find your way?
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...
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 !
Have a look at the VanHalen system...simple/safe/cheap and unlike strap locks it works!