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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. jimash

    jimash Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2013
  2. bluesky1963

    bluesky1963 Tele-Holic

    Apr 1, 2011
    Glendale, AZ
    Acquiring them is half the fun!

    Minimalist518, karpis and kookaburra like this.
  3. Clash Telecaster

    Clash Telecaster Tele-Meister

    Nov 30, 2017
    New York
    I live dangerously. I just use a strap.

    (Paid a lot extra for that Gibson strap; but it was worth it. Comfortable and seems to be safe.)

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  4. jimash

    jimash Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2013
    The screwed up thing is I had a live in engineer who constantly had a Grolsch in his hand. Could have had a lifetime supply, but I didn;t know !
  5. teletimetx

    teletimetx Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 25, 2011
    Houston, TX
    80's era SG; don't remember the original set-up, but when I loaned it to my daughter to play in a punk band in the 90's, we put Duncan strap locks on, without looking into whatever else was available at the time. Worked fine. Survived the whole mosh pit thing. body of the guitar took one gouge, but nothing fatal. strap locks worked ok. Still have it. I do prefer the Grolsch washer strap lock - which I found out about here on the TDPRI - use that for other guitars, works great.
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  6. custodian7138

    custodian7138 TDPRI Member

    Jan 22, 2017
    Southern Illinois
    I have Ernie Ball locks (on a Strat and a LPJ), Fender locks (on a Tele), and Dunlop strap locks (on a 339)... but on the last 4 guitars that I set up, I have used Fender washers.

    Right now... my Epi SG has washers... and neck dives more than I like due to the light body weight.

    My Epi 339 (with the same button position) has Dunlop locks... and does not dive due to the greater body weight... the height (or protrusion?) of the lock and strap don't really bother me.
  7. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Dec 27, 2007
    That strap is by far the best strap I have ever used, but it is pricey....
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  8. Bellacaster

    Bellacaster Tele-Holic

    Sep 5, 2010
    Ypsilanti, MI
    I use the Grolsch jobbers.
  9. Cazualwhiteguy

    Cazualwhiteguy Tele-Meister

    Feb 21, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    I use normal strap buttons on all of my guitars, usually the vintage styled ones. I've never used strap locks and probably never will.
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  10. Clash Telecaster

    Clash Telecaster Tele-Meister

    Nov 30, 2017
    New York
    Yeah, it goes now for 75 dollars. I find great straps for twenty bucks, so, yeah, 75 is definitely pricey. really is worth that. As you said, it is the best strap out there. Comfy, looks great, works.

  11. BryMelvin

    BryMelvin Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 4, 2014
    Arivaca AZ

    I use a Dimarzio clip lock strap on my SGJ
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  12. kookaburra

    kookaburra Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 11, 2012
    Madison, WI, USA
    Just got a couple of straps with built in strap locks. I have yet to give them a shake down, but my SG Standard is one they're going on.
  13. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 13, 2011
    Dunlop straplocks on both.
  14. samuelmorrissey

    samuelmorrissey Tele-Meister

    May 12, 2017
    Dublin, Ireland, Earth
    Used straplocks on most of my guitars (Schaller and other types)

    Recently I haven't got any spare straplocks around and after changing around some straps I haven't used the straplocks much and haven't had any incidents as of yet

    My new LP Junior is gonna get a Grolsch washer for sure. To be fitted after the contents of the bottle (or several) are consumed of course

    All in all, I've used most (and none) of the strap-locking options with good results
  15. jman72

    jman72 Tele-Holic

    Aug 31, 2013
    Central Florida
    Just the stock strap buttons (and a strap that fits tightly). I'm also pretty careful with it when I play.
  16. zippofan

    zippofan Tele-Holic

    Mar 16, 2014
    I used Loxx strap locks on my son's G-400, and my Casino, they don't stick out that far but you can no longer use a standard strap because it isn't a regular style button on the guitar.
    I went back to Schallers on my ES-339 though.
  17. A.B.Negative

    A.B.Negative Friend of Leo's

    Aug 26, 2008
    I replaced the tiny buttons with nice chunky ones. 1521758760881.jpg
  18. Danjabellza

    Danjabellza Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 22, 2014
    Pahrump, nv
    479E7F18-4AC0-43F8-AC9D-FA1CBB6E6E0D.jpeg The PRS strap buttons are actually bass string trees. They work great! They wouldn’t protrude much.
  19. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 5, 2017
    Epi Paul, not an SG, but I’m in the washer camp. Image1521768074.125248.jpg
  20. karpis

    karpis Tele-Holic

    Sep 10, 2012
    Lithuania, Vilnius
    I’m interested in this also. Had Dunlop plastic strap retainers, but they were too small to fit on my 2017 SG special pins, so now I’m sitting after two Grolsch bottles, rubber things are in my pocket, but I’m sure they will do just fine;) Now I’m thinking that I need backup, you know:D
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