IIRC correctly, he “modded” that strap lock a bunch of times. I saw an article (can’t remember where) about some restoration work on one of his basses, showing several broken off screws embedded in the wood. He was not…. gentle… with his gear, and neither was his guitar tech. I bet that bass had a unique aroma as well. If anybody remembers that article, please post a link! Edit: It was TC Ellis guitars, but all the links seem to be dead.