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How are you strapping on your Gibson (or Epiphone) SG?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by e44crowe, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. e44crowe

    e44crowe Tele-Meister

    Jul 28, 2010
    I have recently picked up a fantastic SG 50s Tribute. It’s great!

    I usually put Dunlop dual design strap locks on all my guitars. LP, Tele, Strat...

    So. Put a pair on the SG and I don’t really like the way the strap sticks out behind the neck. Now the replacement pegs are still better than the tiny stockers and I can use a regular strap with the grolsch washers if I need to.

    What do you do for strapping on an SG?

  2. Knowcaster

    Knowcaster Tele-Holic

    Jun 30, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I'm in the same boat as you. I recently bought a used 2016 SG Standard T, which came with Straploks installed. I have never used the Dunlop ones before, so I gave them a shot and installed them on a strap I had. I immediately disliked the way they made the strap sit back from the guitar. Like you, I kept the buttons on the guitar and use a regular strap with the Grolsch type washers to secure it, which I like much better. Assuming I don't lose the washers.
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  3. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's

    Oct 12, 2010
    Kentucky, USA
    I use Schaller straplocks.
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  4. jaybones

    jaybones Friend of Leo's

    Played in a band with a guitar player who has a '69 SG.

    He used the factory button on the back of the body near the neck heel. The well broken in leather strap it came with was so soft the button would pull through.

    He bought a new leather strap, took the button off and put it through the strap from the bottom of the button (where it would attach to the body). Used a Grolsch washer on top to reinforce it.

    That's my complaint about those guitars. Strangely positioned strap button make the guitar want to flip forward putting strain on the strap to pull the button through. Other guitars hang from the button.
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  5. spellcaster

    spellcaster Tele-Meister

    Sep 8, 2009
    Duncan, B.C.
    If you want to use the strap locks, consider flush mounting them.

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  6. e44crowe

    e44crowe Tele-Meister

    Jul 28, 2010
    I like this! Not sure there’s enough thickness with the SG though.

  7. e44crowe

    e44crowe Tele-Meister

    Jul 28, 2010
    This is what I’m doing so far. I would say the Dunlop’s were a waste but the pegs are waaayyy better than the tiny Gibson ones that were on there.
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  8. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 16, 2014
    Auburn, California
    My '83 SG still has the stock ones from when it was sold new. Never considered changing them. Should I?

  9. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

    May 12, 2008
    Yes, that's the way. You can get flush cups at firearms stores meant to mount slings to stocks. Drill and epoxy in. There will be plenty of meat on an sg, it might go into neck tenon just a tish. That's not an issue though.

  10. Crawldaddy

    Crawldaddy Tele-Meister

    Dec 12, 2006

  11. Paul G.

    Paul G. Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Rhode Island
    My 2014 Gibson Firebird came stock with oversized aluminum buttons from Gibson. They work great, but aren't available as replacement parts.

    Gotoh makes something very similar, but not aluminum. I don't remember where I got them, but I have since put them on my SG. They work nicely enough for me. EOSB-N.jpg
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  12. e44crowe

    e44crowe Tele-Meister

    Jul 28, 2010

    ^What I ended up doing. The Dunlop lockers are there if needed. I use the old school strap on the peg method and now it actually stays on with the Dunlop pegs having a little more meat. The washer is insurance.

    The guitar just hangs better with the strap closer to the body.
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  13. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 24, 2015
    my Mom's basement
    Its up to you. Just remember the girls all know which guys have the coolest strap buttons.
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  14. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 27, 2007
    SG, V, all like this.

    My '89 Charvel has buttons as big as a Cadillac steering wheel, I wish I had a 5 gallon bucket of them.


  15. lineboat

    lineboat Friend of Leo's

    Aug 6, 2012
    My last SG had a screw and washer permanently holding the strap on. After 2, yes, 2 headstock breaks, I decided it would never happen again.
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  16. Wayne Alexander

    Wayne Alexander Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Schaller Strap Locks work fine for me on my SG
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  17. emcee_m_prime

    emcee_m_prime TDPRI Member

    Dec 20, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    +1. Or, if the neck is diving or the placement just bothers you, you can always do what Mr. Iommi does and (carefully) stick one in the top horn...


  18. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    Schallers on everything.

  19. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 22, 2006
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Schallers work for me.

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