- Jul 10, 2008
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They have this giant tooth-picky looking sticks, those work even better. As they are thicker.
Save the toothpick bullsh!t for your $150 Epiphone.
Trust me, go with the Danelectro method.
Another $.02 along those same lines if a little sliver of Pine inside your EXPENSIVE Gibson seems like a bad idea....
RattleSnakeRoadHouse - Schaller straplocks
RattleSnakeRoadHouse - Toothpicks - ARGH!!!
Or do it the cheapo way and take your chances - it's your guitar after all....
If I ever get my hands on a real deal '59 Les Paul, I pray to God some bozo hasn't done the "toothpick trick" on it.
Nothing Elitist about it - it's a cheapo lame-ass way of going about it.I can understand you not liking the method and that's cool, but elitist attitudes irritate a lot of players
I took Danelectro's advice and got a #8 1 1/2 inch wood screw and turned the head down, and it worked like a charm. 5 minute job done right. Thanks dan.
Glad to hear you fixed it the right way. Like you said, it takes five minutes, so why take a shortcut and put your guitar at risk?
I have one more suggestion regarding the Shaller straplocks. If the receiver portion of the straplock (the part the goes on the strap) has only one nut, use locktight or nail polish to lock the nut in place. Even if you tighten it tightly with a wrench, the strap is soft and has some give, so there still a chance the nut may loosen over time. Locking the nut with a thread sealer will give you one less thing to worry about.
A couple sets of the straplocks that I bought came with two nuts. If you tighten the first nut down against the strap then thread on the second nut and tighten the two nuts against each other using two wrenches, they won't go anywhere.