Best Straplocks for Les Paul

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  1. MJG

    MJG Senior Member

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    What does everyone think?

    What looks best?
    What are the most practical/do the job best?

    I've never had strap locks. I know, I know its a sin :( More so seeing as I've played almost all the gigs I've ever done with my LP. Although I should say my guitar has never fallen from the strap except for one time in my house when I was holding the guitar up at a dodgy angle. Anyway (after reading countless threads here) it does seem that there is no good reason not to have them.

    Will they just screw in easily though? I have a Les Paul Standard (from 2003). I don't fancy drilling new holes in my pride and joy if the new strap button is too big. And on the other hand if it's too small - I've seen this method of filling the existing hole with match sticks. I'm sorry but I just don't believe in that! :rofl:
     
  2. Cantu

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    I like Schaller but Dunlop are nice also!:thumb:
    You shouldn't have to drill new holes!
     
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    Schaller, you wont have to re drill
     
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    schaller for style as well as function IMHO
     
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    I'm using pair of these, they do the job fine.
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    MJG Senior Member

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    Currently I never put my guitar in it's case with the strap attached. The bass player in a band I used to be in had these really good looking strap locks and he just clipped his strap to his buttons each time we played. There was no need for unscrewing or having to arrange components with the strap and the button or any of that. Wish I knew what they were...
     
  7. General Disarray

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    They were most likely Dunlop or Shaller straplocks :thumb:

    I use the Dunlop ones on my LP because they just feel so much sturdier than the Schaller ones that can pull through the strap...
     
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    +1

    It doesn't look attractive at all, but what I like best is, I can still leave them intact with the strap when storing my guitar in the case.
     
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    GibsonSlash Senior Member

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    Is this something that your old bass player had?

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    ditto on the Schallers! Work great and look good too.
     
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    just get schaller like everyone else and when ya do you'll understand why
     
  13. MJG

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    Thanks for telling me that because that's the opposite of what I want so I can rule them out :applause:

    It does look similar. Was very handy and exactly what I need now.

    Will I?? From what I found when I searched this forum many people had problems with their existing holes being too big or too small. And that you don't appear to be able to just clip your starp on and off (as I've seen with other locks) without faffing about with washers etc. And some of those JD ones do look nicer...
     
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    i like the classic dunlop cos they look a bit more... classic, not huge.
    best,
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    Lyrica Songwriting Machine V.I.P. Member

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    i use ones very similar to that. don't even have to remove the screws from the guitar. :)
     
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    +1 for Schallers!
     
  17. Cantu

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    These are good cause you don't have to change your strap buttons, the downside would be that they don't connect to the strap or guitar so you have to keep track of them, sorta like picks!:thumb:
     
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    Never had a problem with them pulling through a strap if they are mounted correctly with the washers, that should never happen!
     
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    Looks like Dunlaps. I've got them on all my Lesters.
     
  20. General Disarray

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    As a strap leather loses it's ridigity the whole assembly can pass through SOME straps. I'm sure I have seen the same issue reported on this forum.

    I got round it by drilling a new hole at the same OD of the assy or by using Levy's straps.

    Another advantage of Dunlops is the strap button is similar yo a standard button and can be used without the straplocks.
     

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