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strap lock alternatives?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by patrickroberts, Mar 31, 2001.


  1. patrickroberts

    patrickroberts

    Aug 21, 2000
    Wales, UK
    I have a tanglewood p-bass, and upon purchasing it i bought the cheapest strap possible, as it is my first bass. But sometimes the strap falls off the hooks of the bass, and i have dented it quite a few times, i am so skint that i can't afford a starp lock, can u think of any alternatives. My mate told me the top of a Grolsch bottle could do it?
     
  2. Ïn±ë®nål¦P®ÏMå±Ë

    Ïn±ë®nål¦P®ÏMå±Ë Guest

    Feb 14, 2001
    Canada
    2 words my friend: DUCT TAPE!

    Or, if you dont wanna destroy the finish, take the strap buttons off and fit the right size washer on the button so it doesnt fall off, then put the strap on and screw the strap button back on your bass.
     
  3. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    I'd take Internal Primate's route and just screw that sucker right onto the bass!! Believe me, it works!

    -robert
     
  4. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Dayton, Ohio, USA
    I put the strap on then sew up the slit so the strap never comes off. Or I just screw it on.
     
  5. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    Fender bass string retainers.
     
  6. yeah the grolsch rubber seals are the best and cheapest way to go, you don't have to unscrew anything in a barbarian way or duct tape it,, if your not the alcoholic type, you can get them in bags from wine and beer suppliers.

    there the right size and you can take your strap off!
     
  7. two words

    Nail Gun
     
  8. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    In the Musicians friend catalog they sell really cheap straps with a plastic locking hole on the end. They're about 3 bucks and they really work. I had one for about a year, then the plastic piece broke and I bought straplocks - but I liked em a lot.