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Cheap strap locks

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by rmrf, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. rmrf


    Mar 6, 2006
    Holiday, FL
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
  3. rmrf


    Mar 6, 2006
    Holiday, FL
    Mine is more secure and I'm not changing straps at all :)
  4. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Oh, I've torn the screw completely out of a bass, so nothing is TOO secure... :p
  5. rmrf


    Mar 6, 2006
    Holiday, FL
    Maybe nine inch screws can help you? :)
  6. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Mar 6, 2005
    Definitely secure, but for just a little more you can buy Fender bass string retainers and they look good too.
    My favorite, even over expensive straplocks.
  7. rmrf


    Mar 6, 2006
    Holiday, FL
    You're right. Looks nice and secure. Will check them this weekend.
  8. steve21

    steve21 Banned


    my cheap straplcoks rule.
  9. rumblethump

    rumblethump Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2000
    Pioneer CA. 95666
    The plastic piece that comes with most loaves of bread. :bag:
  10. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    I'll have to try that. (Not kidding.)
  11. simpy1


    Mar 31, 2005
    New Zealand
    Seriously the best thing I have used is the rubber seals from imported Grolsch bottles. Just pull them off once you've finished your delicious beer.

    They fit over a strap button perfectly, and never come off. But if you want them off, just stretch them back over. Have had my set on for over two years, never budged!
  12. greenboy


    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    I get real straplocks at Carvin.com which seems to be the best price around. In the past I used thick rubbery plastic washers from the hardware store that had just the right size of hole to be able to squeeze them on or off to remove a strap, while still holding it well the rest of the time.
  13. WarwickThumb777


    Jan 17, 2006
    Registered Sex Offender
    A couple of 2 1/2 inch sheetrock screws or if you have deckscrews..Just torque them down over a seatbelt...Who needs a Levy's strap and Jim Dunlop or Schaller straplocks when your playing a gig..Half the time I pull anywhere from 3-5 of my 10's out of my Ampeg SVT cabinet so I can put them in Pawn so I can get to my Parole Officer meeting and gig.Who needs gigbags,hardcases..or flightcases..Nuthing says..I'm here for the gig or audition..like a 3 out of 4 string bass in a cinch sack Hefty bag...I tell you Lenox makes a great amp..Yeah it's a home stereo..But it pumps out the mad beats...You'll sound like Flea or P-Nut in no time flat
  14. ldervish


    May 22, 2005
    Johnson City, TN
    I guess that's just about it for this thread. I'm trying to figure out why I got this far into it in the first place..

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