Dunlop straplocks installed - need replacement ideas

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by mrpackerguy, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    I just got a gently used L2500 G&L. It came with Dunlop straplocks. I really don't like them. I don't bounce all over or anything and never had a problem with traditional strap buttons. To me the DUnlops are more of a pain.

    My question is, should I just re-install traditional strap buttons, or is there some sort of Dunlop pin that has a wider flange on it so that when installed would be just like a traditional strap button? Reason I ask is I really would rather not unscrew the Dunlops then reinstall traditional strap buttons for fear I may create some ungodly large screw hole that loosens up.
  2. fookgub


    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Yes, there is. I got a set from GC a little while ago. You can use the old "break off a match in the hole" trick if you find the hole is too large or has been stripped.
  3. jja412

    jja412 Tired.

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    Dunlop Dual Design:
  4. mgood


    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    That's what I have on all my basses and the couple guitars I have around. You can use a strap with the Dunlop Straplok ends, or just a regular strap.