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Dunlop Straplock screw size

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Frank Martin, Dec 7, 2005.


  1. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Something no search brought up, and my previous questions remained unanswered.
    So, could anyone please help me out? I only have time to do the poly coat this weekend, but my last order which included these straplocks got delayed and will most likely only reach me next week...
    Or is it ok to drill the holes after the poly? Will it not be ugly?
    Thanks in advance!
    Frank
     
  2. the poly might crack if you do it after. i would wait until you get the straplocks

    lowsound
     
  3. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    The problem is, I only have this weekend to do it. Next time I can go will be almost next year...
     
  4. Landyachtz

    Landyachtz

    Sep 5, 2005
    Tempe, AZ
    wait and do it right, you'll be glad you did when it's finished. :)
     
  5. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Can you not find out through Dunlop's product literature? If I recall correctly, the Dunlop screw is a little fatter than a standard or Schaller button. Like the next bit up in your index.

    If I were you I'd call your supplier, AllParts and StewMac to try and get a measurement. Your supplier's the one that got you into this mess. Tell them to bail you out. You don't need to wait for a year so don't. If it gets to late, drill for a standard strap button. The most different it will be is 1/64"-1/32"
     
  6. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    I couldn't find it on Dunlop's homepage anywhere.
    They are bigger than average? Ouch. Then it looks like I'll have to wait... I was hoping someone had a few strap buttons lying around, waiting for assembly... oh well...
    Thanks for the help, anyway.
     
  7. I dont know if I am too late to help you but my straploks package says to use a 7/64" bit and drill 7/8" deep. Hope that helps.
     
  8. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    No, not too late - Thanks! :)
     
  9. Fasoldt Basses

    Fasoldt Basses

    Mar 22, 2005
    Stevens Point, WI
    Karl Thompson, Builder (Formerly Fat Karl)
    These screws have always been a pain to me because they're a little fatter than normal strap-button screws. After some experimenting I found a 1/8" hole to be about as good as I could get. (I've been drilling into maple and walnut endgrain only, but that measurement should work on any hardwood.)