How to "tape" on your strap?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by lo-end, Nov 26, 2001.

  1. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    Calling all punkers and straplok haters: I want to know the method for taping your strap to your bass. What kind of tape do you use? Im assuming duct tape but I cant be too sure...

    Is there a special method for doing this? Do you put the strap on your buttons first then secure it with tape? Or do you just unscrew and remove them and tape the strap straight onto the bass? When you tape, what do you put the tape on?

    Could some veteran strap-taper explain the procedure for doing this? I have grown to hate my straplocks...
  2. Leave the strap button on. One peice of duct tape over the strap and button, then another piece wrapped a few times around the horn to hold the first peice on... just like taping a twisted ankle after a skateboarding accident.

    I've also seen people who remove the strap button, then put it through a large washer or quarter with a whole in it, then through the strap, then back onto the bass.

    Either way, the strap is never comming off! ;)
  3. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    200 mile an hour tape...there is no method...just put your strap where you want it and tape away, man...
  4. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Not to be argumentative, but why would anyone hate Straplocks? I mean, if you want to tape up your bass, that's fine, but I see a good potential to damage the finish and damage the bass when the tape gives.

    I'm really not trying to be a curmudgeon, I'm just curious.
  5. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    I dont like strap locks because theyre just not for me. At least I know that I hate the Dunlop ones. They seem really big and bulky, and the mechanism can get gummed up and then it stays locked open so the locks come out. This doesnt annoy me as much as the way they look and feel, and they just give me a weird vibe when I play. It makes my bass feel fat or something. Please dont roll your eyes at me. Strak locks just arent for me. I cant stand them. They really piss me off. Maybe Ill try Schallers though, Ive heard good things about them. They look a little better than the dorky Dunlop ones, and the only problem that Ive heard about them is the nut can get loose but I can fix that easily enough. Ill probably go with the Schallers since they come with the MIA Fender Precision that I want. Besides, theyre a lot neater than using tape.
  6. you could also try a locking strap like the planet waves one's - they seem to work pretty well.