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Discussion in 'Technical Side of Things' started by slickfaster, Nov 8, 2019.
I had the Schaller strap locks on a few of my guitars but I took them off. They work well but they are really long and move the strap way away from the guitar body. I did not like that. I just use the beer bottle washers now, the strap now hugs the body.
Basically oval or square , different finishes too . Choice is yours
Strap lock's are the best insurance policy I've bought for my guitars
whats a beer bottle washer??
Had a couple of near misses with Gretsch strap buttons coming out of the guitar, caught them in time, both times it happened. Now most of my Gretsch guitars have Schaller straplocks. As @thunder58 says it's a great insurance policy!
Grolsch beer washers get them on line. fender even makes a clone version
I use the Grolsch washers with the Gretsch system. I wish I still had the two (2) pairs of Schallers that the center button that locks into the hole in the stud that is attached to the guitar wore out. Good catch both times on my part. They are safe for a shot period of time. When they wallow out and the pin can no longer hold them...not so much.
The new Schallers S look bullet proof. Bet there pricey!
$29.99 at GC
Every guitar gets a set of Schaller's, that way if I want the same strap back and forth its compatible. Although, every guitar gets it's own strap to suit it anyway.
Several places have them for around $20.
I have Schaller strap locks on all my electric guitars and straps. I also installed a football jack plate on my G5420T.
https://www.couchguitarstraps.com/guitar-straps/strings-and-accessories/schaller-s-locks-chrome $20, plus Couch makes cool straps!
Best ones are the old ones. They have a Grolsch imprint and taste way better.
Uhm, yes Schallers on all my guitars. Since that could become an expensive exercise I got about 10 straps with Schaller locks and put a load of Schaller compatible buttons on my guitars. Bought the buttons cheap with a Chinese supplier.
A bit of blue Loc-Tite and you'll never worry about the nut falling off again. The new S locks solved that issue with a larger knurled nut with a lock screw
Loctite is fine unless you usually remove the strap when you put the guitar into it's case. I'll stick with Straplocks.
Schaller locks on all guitars and straps. Cheap insurance for you instrument.
We use Schaller locks on ALL of out guitars, including one strap lock on the neck of the acoustics.
I have repaired too many damaged guitars that have "magically jumped" off the guitar strap. To be honest, no one expects this to happen, but there are hundreds of people that have had this happen. Sometimes removing the stud on the Gretsch can be difficult, especially if some one has tried to do it with a screw driver.
In one case, I had to put loctite GREEN on the remaining portion of the stud and attached the Gretsch button. After waiting 24 hours to cure, I could remove the screw from the Gretsch body. Since the screw/stud was already ruined, there was no loss. If you soak the button with the stud in nail polish remover, even though it has loctite GREEN, it will come off, saving the button, no heat required.
BTW the strength of green is between Blue and Red.
Schaller locks on all guitars.
I've too many close calls and a couple of bad experiences with the Gretsch strap knobs working loose while playing.