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Yo buddy, straplocks are only $15 (Jay Leno content)

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Caca de Kick, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Anyone else catch that on Jay Leno last night? Poor girl (bassist) looses her strap in the first 10 seconds of the song. :(
    So there you are on national television backing some American Idol singer...whoopsie, bummer deal.
    Straplocks are cheap! I'm sorry, but I really don't know why folks avoid using them. :meh:
  2. cableguy

    cableguy Supporting Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    I really didn't know people did not use them. It seems like such a no-brainer. I bet she'll invest in a set now.
  3. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    "stupid is, as stupid does" F. Gump - 1963
  4. lowendgenerator


    Mar 26, 2006
    Link for those of us who don't watch TV?
  5. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    Meh, I've seen strap pins strip free from bodies before (and even a strap lock won't stop that!).
  6. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
  7. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Link?! but then I'd feel like such wuss having to search for Adam Lambert videos. :oops:
    It was nothing catastrophic anyway.
  8. p-lo


    Jun 18, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
  9. RustyAxe


    Jul 8, 2008
    Evidently she's not as smart as you. But ... she's on Leno, and you're not. ;)
  10. themacinator

    themacinator Always looking for the perfect gig

    Oct 8, 2009
    8,600 feet in the Colorado Rockies
    Endorsing Artist: Babicz FCH Hardware
  11. lowendgenerator


    Mar 26, 2006
    3 commercials in a row just to watch her drop her bass? It wasn't even catastrophic. *sadface*
  12. Check Clapton in The Last Waltz, Further On Up The Road, shrugs it off and carrys on.
  13. grinx


    Mar 24, 2003
    Raleighwood, NC
    hate the straplocks

    makes the strap stick out too far
    more things to remember to tighten up
    damage the bass' finish when they hit the body
    make the strap harder to roll-up and put away
  14. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    That's quite alright. I can still sleep at night with that fact.
  15. RiGarcia1983


    Nov 27, 2011
    This deserves an LOL
  16. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    The only time I have ever dropped a bass (and it was on stage) was when I had Schaller strap locks. No more straplocks for me.
  17. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    Yeah, I can't imagine why someone wouldn't use them either.
    Someone mentioned them stripping out of the body - personally, I put a drop of 5 minute epoxy on the threads before screwing a straplock (Dunlop style) on, and be sure to have a good felt or leather washer between it and the body. If you position them on your strap right, even with the pin pulled they are hanging in the locks. That the strap might be harder to roll up? - hmm, try replacing a neck, or a whole bass if it is neck-through. I personally can't imagine rolling up my strap - I go for the thick and wide, so no rolling up is practical.

    They sell knock-off Dunlops on ebay as low as $12 for 6 sets. Virtually identical to Dunlops, work on the Dunlop pins.

    TO each their own!
  18. $.25 at a hardware store near you

  19. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    Schallers seem a little cludgy(to me) - look at Dunlop style, very different. Pin drops into a pocket on a Dulop, snaps onto the end on a Schaller. You make a bad "clip" with the Schaller, next sound you hear is "oh cht!"

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