My latest strap lock fixation.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Cam, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. TeleMark

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    Wow, the Egg...

    Ben, thanks for the flashback! I grew up in central NY, and we used to go to Albany for field trips in grade school. A good buddy from college went to RPI for grad school, and we used to go to the Troy pub and brewery for great beer and grub.

    Memories, all alone in the mooooonliiiight......

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    Just go buy a set of Schaller strap locks. Pissing about with washers and what not is just pointless.
     
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    I want to skate that thing! Is it skate-able? :p
     
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    Yeah, Grolsch bottle caps.
     
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    I think everyone's lucky everywhere cuz we have the same bottles here in the US. I thought this was more well known, that's why I'm surprised to even see this thread. My friends use them, but I was lucky enough to get a pair of schaller locks for free when I bought my ric.
     
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    That's exactly what I do, 12mm metal washers on all my electrics
     
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    5+ years gone by...what did you guys search for to find this, Grolsch?
     
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    I read about it last year in Guitar and Bass UK magazine.
     
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    I know the answer to the strap lock problem and you guys are simply approaching it incorrectly . Thinking inside the box . Anyone out there interested in revolutionizing the strap lock business with some connections ? I believe that it is patentable . No alterations to a guitar needed . This is for real . I just don't know how to market it .
     
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    You can buy rubber washer strap locks in guitar shops over here, a couple were left in a case for a '66 Mustang I bought. I've been using the Grolsch beer washers for a while. I much prefer rubber washers to the schaller strap locks, those things felt rattly and sometimes the nuts would work loose and I didn't trust them. The rubber washers are perfect and make changing guitars/ straps easier and they're much more secure.
     
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    "Pissing about" with mechanical strap locks is pointless, when I can slip a rubber washer over my perfectly good strap button and it keeps my strap on PERFECTLY.

    :p

    Tim

    ps- as I mentioned in the OTHER strap lock thread currently going, if you Google "Grolsch gaskets" you'll find all kinds of homebrew supply shops that sell them cheap!
     
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    Hehe. Between the time this thread was posted, and now, I actually spent three years working in that building. :lol:

    No, it's not skatable. At least not if you don't want to die.

    When I was working there, I used to have dreams about it tipping over. I told my coworkers about it, and every one of them had the same dreams.

    Now I work in a building with windows, and I couldn't be happier.

    ...And I'm still using the same metal washers on my guitars.
     
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    I used them but personally prefer this brand, gives a rough working class sound and Ilike the colour:
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    right now I am mixing for a half dutch, half ruhrpott sound. just like me, born in ruhrpott, dutch roots ...
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    I miss seeing The Egg, my friends and I used to skate the property (not the actually Egg) all the time.
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    I don't get strap locks.

    My straps don't let go. Should they?
     
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    Put strap on button. Take strap off. No rattles. When strap gets old, replace.
     
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    They're not supposed to, but sometimes they do! Often with damaging results...

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    Had a few occurrences like that and luckily it was not on anything expensive.... Except when your scraping up money any way you can to buy that "inexpensive" to a lot people axe and have that sometimes happen.

    years ago I bought a nice leather strap and the ends are really nice and thick and so far (knock on wood) it has not given out like some of the "bargain" straps I bought in the past.

    I am not a fan of a lot of strap locks and will be looking for some washers, Maybe even the Grolsch ones. Do they even sell the bottles like that in the states? or do I have to go to a home brew store?
     
  20. Tim Armstrong

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    Well, you can sometimes find Grolsch beer in places that sell a lot of imported beer. I just ordered my Grolsch gaskets from an online homebrew shop...

    Tim
     
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