Strap locks.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Thermal, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. Thermal


    Jun 28, 2005
    I've had the same strap locks for almost 8 years. They are starting to just pop off. Anyone have a recommendation?
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    What do you mean by pop off? Coming out of the screwholes or what?
  3. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    What tplyons said. There are different ways that a straplock can "pop off", and each has its own remedy.
  4. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    What kind of locks (Dunlop, Schaller, etc)???

    How are they "popping off"??
  5. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    They're only like $15. Just get some new ones. They're a cheap insurance policy for your baby.
  6. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Or, instead of $15, $0.75 for a deck screw and washer. They never fail.
  7. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    You're like freakin' MacGyver.
  8. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    There's a bad solution :meh:
  9. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    Sadowskys come with straplocks.....
  10. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    You should see what I can do with a sharp stick and some reeds.
  11. BigMikeW

    BigMikeW Banned

    May 25, 2005
    Nashville, TN.
    Banned by TB Administration for refusal to account for funds

    Exactly! LOL :bassist:
  12. Yeah, and the strap never comes off....without a screwdriver.
  13. How bout the little red grommets that come on swing-top Grolsch bottles??? You can have fun drinking the beer first, then do all your axe-swinging in safe knowledge.... :hyper:
  14. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Yes, but you'll never forget your strap, now will you?
  15. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    I would just like to state for the record:

    I embarked on this thread with the best intentions of being helpful...and you guys just pulled me right down into the mud with you.

    Thanks. I needed that. :D
  16. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member


    If the strap buttons are coming off the bass, then the screw hole is probably stripped. Try gluing some wood matchsticks or toothpicks in the hole.

    If the washers are popping off the lock screw causing the strap to pop off the lock while the lock is attached to the bass, that's a very common Schaller straplock problem. Buy some Dunlop Straploks.

    If the strap locks are popping off the strap buttons, time for some new straplocks.
  17. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
    You say this like it's a *bad* thing..... :confused:
  18. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    It's not if you only have one bass. But if you use more than one, especially if you use a wireless, it becomes a logistical nightmare to switch basses, not to mention the amount of dead time on the stage.

    But seriously, I have always had to glue my Straploks in with epoxy to get them to stay. I've never had a bass that they didn't pull out of. But they don't pull out anymore!