- Nov 5, 2013
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Grolsch washers for me as well, never let me down
Yes Joe does use Grolsch washers on his vintage guitars, including the '59s so you don't ruin them with straplocks ...
Strap locks are a over complicated solution to a simple problem.
I prefer using Charvel strap buttons which are simply oversized with a little extra lip around the rim - giving the same functionality as the Grolsch washer but built in. You can usually find a pair on ebay for ~$10. They hold really well and use a standard strap unmodified.
i dont trust any of the 2 piece lock together strap locks any more, i just use the oversize strap buttons that allparts sells, it makes you really push the strap on & you have to pull hard to get the strap back off. so it cant fail like the others sometimes do. but the most fail proof , buy 2 metal flat washers & 2 little bigger wood screws , remove stock button ,screw thru washer then strap end, then into guitar body , tighten securely , strap stays on guitar all the time . it cant fail, unless the strap breaks or the screw backs all the way out, highly unlikely. cost maybe $1.00 for parts.
I think it's more to keep the guitar stock, including the strap buttons. Duncan straplocks do use a bigger screw but one could easily use the same size as the original screw with Straplocks.
Do you have to open the hole in the strap to fit over the button?