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Strap Lock, any preference?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by TN Tele, Apr 16, 2021.

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  1. TN Tele

    TN Tele TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Hi everyone, thinking about added locking strap retainers to one of my Tele's. Any preference of locking vs original and Brand you prefer?
     
  2. RyCo1983

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    Schaller. The newer S-Locks are great. All of my electric guitars and basses get them shortly after joining the herd.
     
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    +1

    The older model works great as well...
     
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    I use these a lot. They work great.
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    I have Schaller, the older model. use them on all my Strats and Teles and have them on 6 straps.

    The only issue is they sometime manage to wiggle the screw out of the body.
     
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    I have the Marvel type strap locks on all my guitars. I really like them.

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    I recently tried out the D'Addario Dual-Lock. It has a built in cable clip. They're reasonably priced too!

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    Dunlops have worked great for me.
     
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    Dunlops on everything
     
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    Schaller.
     
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    The newer Fender ones look good on the strap but they extend pretty far off the guitar. I’ve always used Dunlap before now. I have a custom in process with recessed.
     
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    Dunlops are great
     
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    I used to use Dunlop or Schaller, but have been using the black rubber washers that StewMac and others sell for a few years. These work fine with the vintage/original strap buttons like Fender sells (conical in shape).

    The metal strap locks need periodic tightening, stick out too far for some cases, and squeak sometimes. Simple is good, and no issues so far in many gigs.
     
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    Piece of string tied around the stock strap buttons.
     
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    I like Ernie Ball strap locks. They don't get much love on the forums, but they've never let me down.
     
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    I find the rubber washers work fine on my Teles. On my Les Paul Custom however, with the way the upper strap button is angled, the rubber washers would pop off. So for the LP I went with the new Schaller S-Locks and am really happy with them. Probably just stick with the washers on my Teles though.
     
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    I’m in the beer bottle rubber washer camp..... you to down a few brews,and get a few sets of “strap locks” outta the deal... they work well... if it’s good enough for Brian May to use on his one of a kind, good enough for me
     
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    Beer rubber thing here too
     
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    Old Schaller style for me.

    And I use Lock-it brand straps on guitars I don't want to change the strap buttons on. They work very well and also work on Schaller buttons.

    Never had a lot of luck with the bottle seals. I do have some I can send someone for free.
     
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