what a kind and generous act! I mentioned that I needed the part that attaches to the strap only since I only have one bass with dunlop strap locks. Texas Ed replies (in this thread: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=282864) that he has only one strap with many bases, so he has a few extra strap-locks lying around and that he'll send them to me. He said he'd even take care of shipping. After a few days, he e-mails me back saying he couldn't find any, so he bought a pair of brand new Strap locks from Musicians' Friend and had them shipped to me. Unbelievable. He probably doesn't want this kind of attention, but anybody willing to do anything remotely kind (let alone spending his or her hard-earned money!) to a complete stranger deserves some recognition. In return, I promised him I'd "pay it forward", meaning I'll do something nice and generous for another person. Because of him, I get to try out my new Italia strap at church!