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 Fine gear enthusiast

    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.