Dimarzio Cliplocks

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  1. lifele55

    lifele55 Senior Member

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    Hey guys, question. Anyone used the cliplocks on their Epi's? Any trouble with the screws being too big or anything like that?

    Need to get straplocks and I'm pretty much sold on the Dimarzios.
     
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    terence_tez V.I.P. Member

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    i use the dunlops.really secure IMO...
     
  3. WildeStarr

    WildeStarr V.I.P. Member

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    I use the Schaller strap locks on all my guitars.
     
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    im_b0r3d_ V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Havn't tried the Dimarzios, but I use schaller locks that seem to work fine.
     
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    coldsteal2 V.I.P. Member

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    I had a bad accident with a straplock and will never
    use them again.
    I had them on my Rickenbacker 4001, (Which now go for $3,200) the front
    straplock poped off and it fell and busted the neck

    This type

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  6. lifele55

    lifele55 Senior Member

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    Yikes! Won't want that to happen. But funny thing is how theres always things happening to either the Schallers or Dunlops. Like yeah, dunlops coming off, schallers coming off... think nothing is fail-safe huh. Luck plays a part too maybe?

    Anyways yeah, gonna get the Dimarzios. Will give a review after the install :D
     
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    The Dimarzios may be good, the Dunlaps and Schallers been
    around for ever, I just looked at the Dimarzios look like
    maybe a better system, mor modern.

    yea you never know, even with regular straps, the leather can
    wear out and you get a failure and it falls to.
    Probably why Edie Van Halen used a Ceiling Screw and
    Dog Chain so it wouldnt fall. I used to have one on my P-Bass, kind of ugly
    but strong as heck.
    (NOtice next to the ceiling screw i have on the bass is a straplock, that failed on me
    is why i had the Screw, it also had a striped screw i evetualy had to hack off)

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    That looks like the Dunlop. I never liked those. The Schallers are the only ones I use, and I have never had one of them come apart.
     
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    I think you are right.
    I just looked at the Schallers and they look alot different.
     
  10. lifele55

    lifele55 Senior Member

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    Lol coldsteal thats one hardcore looking bass with the ceiling screw. Not hardcore enough for me to go that way... lol!

    And yeah those look like dunlops to me as well. Now all I'm hoping is that the screws match those on my Epi which I highly doubt so.
     
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    I've got Schallers on my Elitist and really like them - I don't see any way on earth for them to come off accidentally - short of stripping out.
     
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    As long as the threads are tight in the wood, no problem at all. otherwise, dowl the hole and re-drill. No problem! check the screw tightness from time to time, just to be safe. I use a bit of glue in there as well.
     
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    I've always used Dimarzio on my guitars and basses. Now, granted, I don't gig, so I don't know how much of a test my basement is.

    That said, I have a friend who gigs frequently with several bands, and he uses Dimarzio cliplocks exclusively as well. His #1, a strat, has one of the sweet leather ones.
     
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    lifele55 Senior Member

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    Finally got around to putting on the Dimarzio Cliplocks...very satisfied and the screws fit perfect. Will try to get some pictures :D
     
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    Schallers have a little 'cup' that the strap button fits in, which also limits droppage.

    The only time I've ever had an issue was when the nut on the strap end worked it self loose. A little lock-tyte and that will NEVER happen again.
     
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    I use Dunlops and never had one fail, but I have seen pictures of
    Dunlops and Schallers fail. They both have their good and bad points.

    Hell I've even seen a regular button fail .
    ( check each regular button with a screw driver and see if they're loose
    or stripped )

    Point is, you need to examine whatever you use for your strap, for any signs of wear or stress.
     
  17. lifele55

    lifele55 Senior Member

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    True, a little check could be the difference between a broken something or not.
     

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