Anyone have experience with the Planet Waves locking straps???

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  1. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    Been kinda wanting to take the Schallers off and put the original strap buttons back on my AVRI, for purely aesthetic reasons.

    How are these Planet Waves straps? From here they look pretty clever. Will they work with the vintage-type strap buttons?

    Thanks.
     
  2. fidopunk

    fidopunk Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I gave up on traditional strap locks ages ago. The Grolsch washers are the way to go.
     
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    I put them on one of my guitars They’re fine.


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    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    I have used those, as well. But, I found that the washers compress the strap material so much over time that the strap is almost useless without them since the leather is so thin, as a result. Plus, I want something a little easier to get on and off.
     
  5. BluesGuitarMart

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    Yeah I'm a big fan of them, currently have three. They take seconds to fit and the guitar needs no modifications, I have no reason to use anything else.
     
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    bgmacaw Friend of Leo's

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    I've got this strap on my Epiphone LP Jr. It works good and it has pretty standard strap buttons.
     
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    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    Are we talking about the same thing? I'm speaking of their locking straps that go on regular unmodified factory strap buttons. What is there to fit?
     
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    These cheap eBay strap locks are awesome! All my guitars have them!

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    But, you have to get the good ones because they are all not of the same quality.
     
  9. BigDaddyLH

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    This thread ... pictures!

    I thought we were talking about these:

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    But I see they also have these

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    they work fine. They are a little difficult to disengage, compared to a reg strap with say a grolsch type washer
     
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    Picton Friend of Leo's

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    Both types were on sale at my GC recently, so I’ve tried them both. But not extensively.

    They both seem to hold just fine for normal playing, and the only pins I have they haven’t worked on are the big chunky Gretsch ones.

    The upper type in BigDaddy’s post is bulky and, I think, unsightly. The lower type is excellent. Mine is all-plastic, but my understanding is that they once had metal locking collars.
     
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    Another washer user here. I'm too picky about my strap aesthetics, and I don't like strap lock jangle. But that looks like a bit of a "better mousetrap" design on those straps so that's cool.
     
  13. SixStringSlinger

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    I just use these DiMarzio straps:

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    They come with washers and screws, though in my experience the screws holding the original strap buttons work fine. I've had one on my Strat for over 10 years without an issue, and I can remove it and re-install the original strap buttons at any time. Soft, comfy, adjustable, and they come in a variety of colors if you're into that. The only downside is that there are no fancy designs available that I know of, but I don't want that in a strap anyway.

    I have one on each of my electrics, but if you want to save money you can buy one strap (which comes with a set of the parts that screw onto the guitar), and then buy a new set of screw-on parts for each additional guitar and just switch the strap between them.
     
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    The OP is concerned about the esthetics of the guitar, apparently when the strap is not on it. The DiMarzio piece that goes on the guitar is permanently mounted, and works great, but looks like something with it's guts hanging out when the strap is not on it.
     
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    I didn't catch the "when the guitar is not on it" part.

    When the strap is on the guitar, the DiMarzio is about as clean-looking as it gets.
     
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    Yeah we're talking about the same ones, the ones that go onto unmodified strap buttons. I mean it takes seconds to put them on, I'd call that "fitting" them but maybe that's an odd choice of word.
     
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    The Planet Waves locking straps are AWESOME!!!!! The only thing I noticed with them is that strap buttons with large flanges won't fit, and also I had an Ibanez Artcore with a strap button on the back that didn't work for some reason. I think it had something to do with the shape of the guitar body.
     
  18. MrHamburger

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    I prefer the feel of a leather strap. I use these:
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    Only $4
     
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  19. IronSchef

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    I have a bunch of them - great way to get a secure "lock" on the strap w/o having to modify the end pins

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  20. StrangerNY

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    Marvels! I have them on 2 or 3 of my guitars.

    I've got a bunch of the Planet Waves straps, bot the old and new designs (they changed from a 'ratchet' mechanism to a simple lever that closes around the strap button). The only one that's ever failed was because the plastic on the adjuster cracked, and that took about 5 years to happen.

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