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Strap Lock, any preference?

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

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  1. teleplayr

    teleplayr Tele-Afflicted

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    I have both Schaller & Dunlop.
     
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  2. nobis17

    nobis17 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I have Dunlop on my bass, and just the rubber rings on my tele. I've never had a problem with either.
     
  3. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I find the Dimarzios easier if you want to take straps off when not playing, but you need them with the cable clip down or else they can pop off if you tug the strap in the right direction.

    ‘The bottle gasket things are OK too. No need to mod the guitar unless you’re doing cartwheels or you just need yet more chrome!
     
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    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    I just use quality straps, and I make sure that the apertures at either end of the straps aren't worn, loose, or otherwise faulty.

    No problems!!

    I move around a bit on stage, and I have only ever once had a strap come un-done from the guitar.
    Nothing was damaged, but that strap went into the dustbin that very evening.

    All that said, if I were fond of doing the crazy-stupid "fling the guitar all around my body" move like Steve Vai in the Yankee Rose video, I would definitely look into some strap locks.

    But I don't do that insane ****, so there's no need.

    :)
     
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    Good enough for Bill... gettyimages-961462650-1024x1024.jpg
     
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    Peegoo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Dunlops here.

    I started with Schaller and used them for a few years and have tried others, and the Dunlops win because there are no nuts on threads to work loose. Properly installed, they will never come apart until you press the little button to release the strap from the guitar.

    Dunlops are also very reasonably priced.
     
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    Older style Schaller for 30+ years.
     
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    Schallers or Fender on everything.
     
  10. stormsedge

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    Good straps and beer rubbers, here.
     
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  11. olewaylonfan74

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    Fender strap locks. S type.
     
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    Oakville Dave Friend of Leo's

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    Shallers. When I’m playing congas on a few songs in Groove Hammer I can sling my Tele across my back and out of the way, then pull it to the front for the next song.
     
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  14. Festofish

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    I’ve been a Schaller man for years. If the mechanism fails and you have them on right, they will still hold the guitar. About a month ago I switched them all out for simple silicone rings sold for guitar. Brightvision on Reverb. He has multiple colors.

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    Fender and the fender road worn strap....
     
  16. saleake

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    I use Dunlop 5150 traditional strap locks.
     
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    Schaller for the spendy ones, Grolsch for the beater ones
     
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    50 cent rubber plumbing washer.
     
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    I’ve used them all. I really like the Dimarzio clip-lock for ultimate security but they are fugly. Mostly use the rubber dealies as I ordered 20 from a seller on eBay for a couple bucks.
     
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    I think Schaller owns this category.
     
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