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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rafterman, Sep 27, 2001.
anyone have the straplocks on their L-2000?
are strap-loks a good investment?
I have them on my L-2000's, I use Schallers on everything. If you buy one set of locks for your favorite strap, you get only one set of buttons.
I have ordered extra sets of buttons from allparts.com in the past. They sell extra strap buttons to suit all needs, real nice arrangement. They also carry an enormous amount of other stuff, and no, I'm not affiliated. I give them props though because I did not know where else to score all those extra strap buttons!!
I think straplocks are a good investment. Even if you don't gig or jump around a whole lot, it's good piece of mind to know that the strap is far less likely to slip off the buttons unexpectedly.
Most people seem to prefer Dunlops, so give them a look too. I also wanted to offer one word of caution on the Schallers since I mentioned I use those myself. Make sure that the nut that secures the strap to the cups is firmly locked down, use two pliers if necessary. The use of some loctite is advisable to help ensure the nut doesn't loosen up anytime soon. This is the biggest knock against Schallers. So long as the nut is secure, they are very very reliable. As the nut loosens though, it compromises the strap's connection to the cups that go over the buttons.
I have Schaller straplocks on every bass from my $200 Jay Turser/Essex all the way up to my $3000 Spector/Sadowsky!!!!!! Why take a chance that the bass will hit the floor? Cause it's happened to me & it won't happen again.
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strap locks are far and away the best investment you will ever make for your bass. I have them on all my basses and guitars. why get a 3 grand bass and be playin, drop it off the stage, and kill it. I have had my guitar and bass slip while i was playin, and luckily i grabbed it real fast. Once i put straplocks on i can jump around, throw it behind my head, whatever and it stays. I use schallers, only becuase they came on one of my guitars when i bought it used. They have never let down, ever. My theory is if it ain't broke don't fix it, so i just kept putting schallers on my new instruments. I highly reccomend them, but you should try the dunlops too probably.
I have to agree. The best investment is definately strap locks. Personally, like Nino, i have strap locks from my cheapest of bass to my most expensive. Also, it's real nice to see a subject that it seems that no one disagrees on.
Yup, Schaller SecurityLocks on all of my basses.
Contrary to some opinions, I think the Schaller are supersafe. You need to install them correctly of course.
I only have one bass that doesn't have strap locks, and I only got that bass on Saturday... everything else has 'em, and I use both the Schallers and the Dunlops.
i just put straplocks on my L-2000...
but i think that you have to oil it up once in a while...lemme get the WD-40
Dunlops all the way
Anyone have a spare strap button/peg laying around? I lost one
I'm in the Schaller camp. But I don't use strap locks much anymore because my days of jumping around are gone and I haven't had any issues with normal buttons.
That said, I've got Dunlops on an M-2500 that were on when I bought it and they're fine, but I actually don't use the locking mechanism. They're a dual design, and the buttons themselves are quite nice. I prefer the Schaller locking mechanism, but I wouldn't dare use the Schallers without the locks.
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Schallers. Some people complain about the nut working loose. Put the tiniest drop of Loctite blue in the thread of the nut and tap it out on a napkin. Don't want to get any in the locking mechanism (experience!). Also, the screw that comes with Schallers is usually a bit smaller than the stock screw (depending on bass). I usually break off a flat toothpick to screw depth, dip it in Elmers (probably unnecessary) and drop it in the screw hole first.
Wow this thread is old enough to get its drivers license.
...and you helped.
Both my L2500 have them