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Grolsch strap locks

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Arjankoster, Aug 1, 2012.


  1. I've seen a few post concerning this on TB, but I'm just curious:

    How many of you (non-Dutch people) use these as straplocks:

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    They come off of these bottles:

    Grolsch%20Cap.

    Like I said, I'm just curious because I have been using these things for a while now, and a lots of people over here use them. They work great and cost next to nothing!
     
  2. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    my friend uses them, he's swedish:)
     
  3. Unprofessional

    Unprofessional

    Mar 5, 2012
    In the interest of bass playing research, I have personally emptied 4 Grolsch beers. I then salvaged the red rubber washers from the stoppers.
    I am planning to try this in lieu of my traditional Schaller strap locks. However, I have not completed the change on any of my basses yet. I'll post when I come to conclusions concerning my "Grolsch Method" evaluation study.
     
  4. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    I discovered them after installing Schallers on my bass, but they do a good job on my strat.
     
  5. ERMAL

    ERMAL

    Jun 20, 2003
    San Antonio, TX
    I removed the Schallers from both my Fenders and have used the Grolsch "locks" for the past couple of years with great results.
    However, they don't fit/work on my Rickenbacker.
    If I loose 'em and have to empty another Grolsch...then so be it.
     
  6. phmike

    phmike

    Oct 25, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    Although not fo-real Grolsch rubber seals I use something similar. I make them from 1/8 inch thick industrial rubber conveyer belt material I found in the trash.
     
  7. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    But where's the beer in that?
     

  8. I'll be looking forward to your findings! Maybe you can include one of those silly bass-flips in your testing protocol and see how they hold up!
     
  9. phmike

    phmike

    Oct 25, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    I brew most of the beer I drink. :D
     
  10. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    Sir, I salute you.

    :)
     
  11. Self-sufficiency, I like it!
     

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