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#1 guitarguy2001

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 08:24 AM

Alright, so on my Strat I had the Dimarzio locking strap, which I liked, but then the plastic lockers on the strap started to really damage my guitar, so I'm putting the good ol' strap buttons back.

Now, I don't have the original ones, so I'm going to get new ones. My dad got me these "strap locks". I've never used them before. They are a bit more than just buttons, I think they lock on to the strap, I'm not sure. You guys probably know what I'm talking about.

Anyways, from the looks of it, these things will be sticking out of the body by a good inch! is it supposed to be like that? Because that would look pretty funky...

So, would you recommend these strap locks? Do you have any other type of strap button that's good? I like my guitar to look as 'vintage' as possible, which the buttons may or may not have an effect on. I'm not looking for a specific brand or model (although if you had one that helps), but more a type of button.

Thanks! cheers.gif

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 08:31 AM

yea if u got these ur good cuz these are good

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 08:32 AM

QUOTE (kkatarn327 @ Sep 2 2006, 05:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Alright, so on my Strat I had the Dimarzio locking strap, which I liked, but then the plastic lockers on the strap started to really damage my guitar, so I'm putting the good ol' strap buttons back.

Now, I don't have the original ones, so I'm going to get new ones. My dad got me these "strap locks". I've never used them before. They are a bit more than just buttons, I think they lock on to the strap, I'm not sure. You guys probably know what I'm talking about.

Anyways, from the looks of it, these things will be sticking out of the body by a good inch! is it supposed to be like that? Because that would look pretty funky...

So, would you recommend these strap locks? Do you have any other type of strap button that's good? I like my guitar to look as 'vintage' as possible, which the buttons may or may not have an effect on. I'm not looking for a specific brand or model (although if you had one that helps), but more a type of button.

Thanks! cheers.gif


If they are schallers, or similar, then keep them. They are dead good. I put them on all my guitars.

#4 guitarguy2001

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 08:34 AM

They are made by AllParts. I can't find the buttons on their site, but I'm going to try and take a picture and post it. Gimme a sec...

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 09:30 AM

Alright, took a pic. Sorry it took so long, had to find the cable.



#6 Joe Hard

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 10:13 AM

They look good, and if they keep your instrument from hitting the floor, enough said!!

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 10:18 AM

Yeah, I think I might keep them. Well, I'm going to swap them for chrome.

Well, on second thought, should I? All the rest of the hardware on my Strat is chrome...

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 11:15 AM

They look the same as the schallers young sir. I would keep them if i were you.

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 11:27 AM

Alright, thanks guys cheers.gif .

Should I keep these black ones, or swap them for the chrome ones? The rest of my Strat's hardware is chrome, but maybe it'd be better if it was black so it wouldn't stick out as much...?

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 12:34 PM

If your dad bought them for you, well hey, make him proud!!!

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 01:17 PM

Well, you think black would go good with it all?

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 03:35 PM

its personal preference when it comes to hardware colors. you would usually want it all in one color.

and yeah, i am with franky ... these are Schaller knock-off or original Schallers. its a good system and i have used it couple of times for customers with no problems whatsoever
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Posted 02 September 2006 - 05:51 PM

QUOTE (frankyz84 @ Sep 2 2006, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (kkatarn327 @ Sep 2 2006, 05:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Alright, so on my Strat I had the Dimarzio locking strap, which I liked, but then the plastic lockers on the strap started to really damage my guitar, so I'm putting the good ol' strap buttons back.

Now, I don't have the original ones, so I'm going to get new ones. My dad got me these "strap locks". I've never used them before. They are a bit more than just buttons, I think they lock on to the strap, I'm not sure. You guys probably know what I'm talking about.

Anyways, from the looks of it, these things will be sticking out of the body by a good inch! is it supposed to be like that? Because that would look pretty funky...

So, would you recommend these strap locks? Do you have any other type of strap button that's good? I like my guitar to look as 'vintage' as possible, which the buttons may or may not have an effect on. I'm not looking for a specific brand or model (although if you had one that helps), but more a type of button.

Thanks! cheers.gif


If they are schallers, or similar, then keep them. They are dead good. I put them on all my guitars.

How much do you have to fork out for them? They are 20 dollars for a pack here, thats not really a good price if you ask me, its only strap locks after all, small pieces of metal.

#14 guitarguy2001

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 05:53 PM

Yep, 20 bucks.

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 06:01 PM

Have you put them on yet, with strap? Remember its only a few screws to tinker with, a few minutes. Take a pic, cause digi dont lie.

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 06:02 PM

there so damn exspensive its bullsh it
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Posted 02 September 2006 - 07:05 PM

Nah, I'm going to wait till tomorrow and swap them for chrome. I guess I should, since the other hardware is chrome. But then again, those huge buttons being chrome, that kinda looks weird... meh.

Wait, so I have to take pictures putting them on? huh.gif

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 07:11 PM

Yup its the rule. Just kidding, but once you put them on with the strap take a pic. Then look at the pic. I tell ya once they are on with the strap you wont even hardly see them. Remember this is a modifacation, and after all your choice

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 07:18 PM

Alright, sweet. Thanks

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 07:22 PM

QUOTE (kurtlives @ Sep 2 2006, 10:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
there so damn exspensive its bullsh it

The cheap ones are 20 bucks here, the good ones like the Schallers are almost 30 its maddening.



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