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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by flury, May 30, 2004.
Who makes the best strap lock system?
I like Schaller strap locks. Basically schaller and Dunlop are the main brands.
If you need a strap as well, planet waves makes some with straplocks built onto the ends of the strap. I was skeptical at first, but I've been using one of those for about 3 years now with no problems. Basically they work like heavy-duty plastic handcuffs that go around the strap buttons.
I have one of the planet with straps with the locks on it and i would advise against them. I was a band practice and the release was presses against me and the lock came undone and my bass had a meeting with the concrete floor and ended up with a cracked neck.
One of my straps has those. The strap itself isnt cushioned so i dont usually use it, but the straplock cuffs work well.
Yeah i have a planet waves strap locking strap , its great and very comfortable, but im not to keen on the tribal design.
gregory bruce campbell uses deck screws and fender washers...that strap ain't goin' NOWHERE
I have been giving that a tought.
Bolting on a strap.
that's what billy sheehan does... so obviously bolting the strap to your axe will make you as good as him
peter steele bolts his strap on, too...with eye bolts...and his strap is a chain...
Forget these strap locks hehe..!!!!
All you need is two things
1. a comfortable strap with a tight fitting around the strap holders..
2. The Red Rubber rings from a Grolsch Flip Top Beer Bottle..places over the end
Bingo instant strap locks
I have never had a strap fail on me yet with this..!!! ...
tho it do mean u have to drink beer..
darn..wot a pitty
I've been replacing the strap buttons on the body with screwed in eyelets and putting "spring links" on my straps. They just clip over the eyelets and in 7+ years of use I have never had a single problem from any instrument using them.
| use Dunlop
this is my strap lock system. Never had a strap come off yet, but it also takes a bit of experience to put one on,
When I bought my first "real bass" (Washburn xb400 - I loved that bass) it almost hit the floor the first time I gigged with it. So I immediately went to the music store and bought some Schallers. They worked great, but they made an annoying creaking sound when I would move around, like a barn in a windstorm. So after about a year of that, I went to dunlops. I think both work great at holding a strap in place. The Dunlops are a bit easier to unlock (when you want to remove the strap.) and don't make the creaking noises.
I've never had any issues with either coming unlocked accidentally. I recommend the Dunlops.
The Dunlops are great...I love them.
speaking from experience: i have dunlops and they've never failed me. i've seen one show where the bassist's locks failed him, and they were schallers.
but i'm sure someone else has had exactly the opposite experience.
dual design dunlops, for those rare occasions you somehow forget your strap and need to use a normal one on your bass! (its happened to me with regular dunlops)
Dual Design Dunlops (but Schallers are alright as well).
Fieldy has the best strap lock system EVER: duct tape.