Grolsch Type Strap Locks - Be Careful

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  1. kuvash

    kuvash Junior Member

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    Really old guitar player here used grolsch for years zero failures bought from brew supply house 10.00/for a bunch last for years. The one in the picture is a Fender tried them and all four sets cracked and split six mos or so on SG and Tele and Ibanez.
     
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  2. alligator69

    alligator69 Junior Member

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    I use the type that are like heavy rubber washers with all my old straps that won't stay on the guitar anymore. The "give" in the rubber ensures a solid fit around the strap buttons and they do not pop out. I got them pretty cheap on Amazon

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    uburoibob Senior Member

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    Can't believe anyone would spend thousands on a guitar, then 10 cents on a strap lock (beer bottle seal) to stop it crashing to the ground. Rubber rings are for beer bottles.
    Proper Schaller straplocks on all my guitars - even the PRS (although the PRS buttons (bass guitar string guides) are big). Makes swapping straps around on different guitars easy too.
     
  6. northernguitarguy

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    It’s what all the cool kids are doing. Plus, if it works, well, it works.
     
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    Cool is too big a deal - you see cool kids all over You Tube sending their guitars crashing to the ground............If its Uncool to use safe efficient straplocks, I am the King of Uncool and proud!
     
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    Enjoy what works for you. My guitar straps with beer washers aren’t gonna allow that.
     
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  9. Hatefulsob

    Hatefulsob Senior Member

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    Is your strap thick leather, or perhaps the strap button too small. As for theose Dunlop plastic things, I have used them and swear on my mothers eye sight that I willnever use them again. Worst guitar product I ever tried.
     
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  10. moreles

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    The angle on the front Gibson strap button promotes slippage. Combined with the lame button, it's a really stupid design. In my experience, it is really easy to make sure whatever system you use is secure. I used to use the Schaller setup, which is bulletproof, but it is also super-ugly, cumbersome, and positions the strap weirdly far off the guitar itself. The pushbutton Dunlops are better, and fail only if you don't check to make sure you've inserted the post fully, but also stick way out from the guitar. I now use good buttons and Grolsch rings and have no trouble, even with my ton-of-bricks/boat anchor LP.
     
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  11. The Guitar Tech

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    Haven’t tried the Fender version, but I’ve used the Grolsch ( and some we got in Germany) with great success. In fact, some of the guys I work for opted to remove the Schallers in favor of the Grolsch. However.... in recent years Grolsch ( or their supplier) changed the material.. the new ones are much harder and more ‘plastic-y’, not as flexible and have more of a tendency to pop off. Maybe similar to the Fender version?
    I’m not a fan and am hoarding my old ones as much as possible!!
     
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  12. johndarm

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    Hi everyone, this is my first post. Thought I'd share a great alternative to holding that strap on your guitar. Pretty cheap but it works. Bread clips. lol!
     

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  13. Fuggle

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    That's awesome if they work for you, but seeing as how I can't even keep them securely on a bag of bread, I wouldn't trust them even on my Studio! ;)

    Schallers, or Grolsch washers...anything with "sch" in the name.
     
  14. Thumpalumpacus

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    Grolsch are about 3/16" thick and not very pliable. I've got no experience with Fender or any other brand knock-offs ... because it ain't needed. The Grolsch washers get 'er done.

    Lefty had a laugh when we jammed in Long Beach a couple of years back ... first thing he said when I pulled my guit out of the case -- "heh, Grolsch."
     
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  15. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    But will my guitar go stale?
     
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    I went to a brewing supply store and bought a few pair. There is absolutely no way they could fall off. When it comes to drinking Grolsch, I’d rather risk a headstock break.
     
  17. Thumpalumpacus

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    Bud Light doesn't have rings, eh?
     
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  18. WhiteEpiLP

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    I use schallers. Still love me some grolsch thou.
     
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