How are you strapping on your Gibson (or Epiphone) SG?

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  1. e44crowe

    e44crowe Senior Member

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    I have recently picked up a fantastic SG 50s Tribute. It’s great!

    I usually put Dunlop dual design strap locks on all my guitars. LP, Tele, Strat...

    So. Put a pair on the SG and I don’t really like the way the strap sticks out behind the neck. Now the replacement pegs are still better than the tiny stockers and I can use a regular strap with the grolsch washers if I need to.

    What do you do for strapping on an SG?
     
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  2. Who

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    A) Sell it, get a Les Paul
    B) Move the strap button to the proper location
    C) The Grolsh washer solution.


    If I had an SG, I'd choose B, or probably C.

    I chose A
     
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    I use these as well. Yeah, you can use the washers on the back, Grolsh, Fender, Dunlop, etc. The dual design buttons are designed to work on both their locks and a regular guitar strap without them. The issue you’ll face is that in order to use that strap on your other guitars, you will have to put the regular buttons back on them.

    Not sure if this is suitable, but I know Dunlop sell flush buttons that work with the same locks.

    I know, don’t shoot me. :thumb:
     
  4. Guitaraxe

    Guitaraxe Senior Member

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    I've been using Lock-It straps on my Firebird and Explorer.
     
  5. Benjammin

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    I used to use a 3" suede strap with Grolsh washers on my SG, worked like a charm :thumb:
     
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    Oh I’ve got the LP covered it’s my #1. The SG is for light weight P90 goodness. ,)
     
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    Biddlin Senior Member

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    I use the stock buttons and make sure my strap is snug. I have no issues with any of my SGs, but then I play with both hands. In 53 years of playing on stage and at home, I have never dropped a guitar. .
     
  8. SFK

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    I must be the only person in the world who can't work with the Grolsch washers. They always pop off.

    Maybe my straps are to thick?

    Anyway, Shaller strap locks sit a little closer to the body. I use those on my 335 and I like Dunlops on everything else.
     
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    For my SGs and DC LP Jr., I leave the strap button where it is (i.e., near the neck heel) and attach the strap in the opposite orientation of how you "normally" would for that strap button. In other words, the finished part of the strap will face the back of the guitar. It will be less twisted that way and less awkward in my experience. If you have a dedicated strap for your SG, you can still use your strap locks and just install them backwards for that strap button. I use the rubber washers.
     
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    One of these. Simple and works great.

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    This was a “huge” problem when my belly was so big. It made that SG really stick out and the strap literally got pried off the neck strap button. Now that I’ve lost weight, the problem seems to be solved.
     
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    Do it the Tony Iommi way....
     
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    I've owned a SH!T ton of SGs..I have always used the Schaller locks.
     
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    I just noticed that last week. Tony's guitars have the strap pin in the proper location.
     
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    If you move the strap button to the upper horn it will play easier, as in it moves the headstock closer to you. Just did this with my PGK Doublecut Jr. Also will probably cure the SG neck dive. Oh, and I use Shaller strap locks.
     
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    Washer on the back and Shaller on the bottom.
     
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    jc2000 Senior Member

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    Strap locks for me. quicker and easier..
     
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    Might be a good idea to put that screw back in the body/neck tho. It might be the only thing that saves the neck and body from separation in an unfortunate drop or similar challenge the the area.
     
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    I put a stainless screw and a stainless upholstery washer in there.
     
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    Schaller strap locks.
     
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