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Best Strap Locks?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Latanza Heist, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Latanza Heist

    Latanza Heist

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    Advice on what to buy..?
  2. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

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    I have never had a problem with dunlops, they seem to be the most common. The only other ones I have personal use with are Dingwall strap locks though.

    I have also never spun my bass around my back so I won't verify they can handle it but I bet they would be fine.
  3. whitedk57

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    moten33 Supporting Member

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    I just bought some Shallers and have had no issues with them.
  5. awilkie84

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    The issue I find with the schallers is that the screws spin loose over time.
    My MIM Jazz has started doing this.
    The bolts on the strap can also work themselves loose over time.

    I'm interested in trying the dunlops, seeing as they can be installed as flush-mounts, too.
  6. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike Supporting Member

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    I like these because they keep the strap close to the wood, minimizing the leverage that causes screws to destroy their holes.

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  7. xfredrikx

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    Schaller. Without a doubt.
  8. TomCHunley

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  9. Lorenzini

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    Dunlops all day.
  10. No Neck Shrek

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  11. Phalex

    Phalex Yeah, I've got the moves like Jagger. Supporting Member

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    I've used Dunlops for years. Never had any problems.

    In all honesty, the best strap lock is the one that keeps your bass from crashing to the stage when you're playing a gig.
  12. wideload

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    Schallers for 25 years and no problems. Couldn't say that with Dunlop. Just make sure the Schaller "U" is solid side down, so it holds even if the lock fails. Surprised that I would have to mention that, but common sense is a diminishing resource.
  13. spector_boogie

    spector_boogie No Limit Honky Supporting Member

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    Used both Dunlop and Schaller, prefer the Dunlops but they both work equally fine. Really preference. I like the button-release of the Dunlops since that's what I've primarily been using the last 13 and some-odd years.
  14. Bryanthebassguy

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    I've had Schallers wear out over time with the post actually wearing down where it wouldn't lock anymore. I've use Dunlops now for 5 years with no issues.
  15. michaelstrand

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    what about using rubber washers? I heard that works.
  16. Mtnman

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    Dunlops.
  17. whitedk57

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    See my earlier post about the beer washers... :hyper:
  18. Bullitt5135

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    Good enough for Pino Palladino, good enough for me.

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  19. DonaldR

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    Schallers on 3 basses and 2 guitars. Had problem with Dunlop, sometime it was not fully in, got out and the bass dropped...
  20. hs123

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    I've used Schaller and Dunlop, currently using the Loxx system on my new bass and loving them.

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