- Feb 22, 2009
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I go with the pros....
They now come with the button and screw as 1 piece, and you use an allen key. Much better, stronger design.schallers with dunlop size screws because the ones that come with them are tiny for older Gibsons.
never had a failure.
I used dunlops for quite a few years w/o an issue, just like the idea of the schallers better.
i know they come as one piece now. I'll still take the old design as i can tailor it to my needs. I like options. The only advantage to the new design imo, is the set screw on the strap end part with the longer threads. I'm glad the new ones are working for some, but they could have done much better, imo with their redesign.They now come with the button and screw as 1 piece, and you use an allen key. Much better, stronger design.
I started using strap locks after I was playing live and moved my guitar around and the strap came off the button. I got Schallers because that's what GC had. The weekend after I put them on the tiny screw pulled out of the guitar and head dived off the stage. So I glued some tooth picks in the holes and they haven't come loose since. I've had the strap lock itself start coming loose but I would just tighten the nut up with my fingers between songs until I get home and use a socket.I have 3 sets of Schallers.... in a box.
I couldn’t loctite the threads from backing off so i puttge grolsh locks on all my guitars.
imho, the metal strap locks can sick my duck. I dont need to remember to service my straplock more than my car.
Truth be told if you dont tuck your washer on right it can in theory pop off. That has never happened to me but i read someone here had that issue. I’ve been using them for years and i put a set on my buddys guitar years before mine as a test (cuz he used nothing)
After i had issues more than once and he never did I switched.
people are entitled to use and stand by their choice but I don’t care and i sure as heck ain’t going to buy their new locking nut version
You’d be better off using some light grease instead of wd40.I use the new Schaller S locks and really like them. Only thing I noticed is that the locking mechanism on the upper horn side seems to get sticky and hard to pull off the strap button occasionally...so I find I need to put a drop of WD-40 into thar mechanism every couple months or so. Not sure why its just tje one on the upper horn that gets sticky....maybe its just the way the strap pulls away from the horn. But for overall safety never worry about the guitar falling off
Same here. Briefly had these on one of my guitars and the same thing happened - fell apart after not too long. replaced with rubber washers in 2012 and just recently replaced those as they were drying out and cracking. Had to drink another 4 pack of Grolsch to replace them on 2 guitars. Win win!The 99 cent Dunlop on the bottom seems good.
I had one lying around for some reason and used it on an old guitar that only had one standard strap button.
It's made from 2 pieces.
I took my guitar out of the case once, and one of the 2 pieces was still in the case.
Check stewmacSchaller or Schaller style strap locks always. Every guitar that doesn't have a neck joint mount strap button gets them. I like the way they look and they have always been rock solid. The newer style S-Locks are still good but a lot more expensive. I am at the point where I have enough straps with the actual locks so when I buy a set I am basically only paying for the buttons. For that reason I usually buy the fender branded ones these days as they can be had for around half the price. Quality on the actual locks on the fender is pretty good too so I keep them in a parts drawer in case I ever need them. If anyone knows where to get just the Schaller compatible buttons please let me know. I though I could pull a fast one by buying some Chinese knockoff Schaller ones just for the buttons instead but the buttons didn't fit at all.
My cut-and-paste would be:I should make a note of this thread and then I can cut-and-paste the next time this comes up...