Lock-IT straps

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  1. PatLawrence

    PatLawrence New Member

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    Hi guys this is my first post so please be kind. I have had a PRS Santana SE for years and had always used a standard guitar strap due to the size of the PRS strap buttons. Over the last 6 months i decided to treat myself to a few American models (513 and a Custom 22) which I'm looking for the best solution for while keeping them stock. I know strap locks are great but you have to fit them which i ideally don't want to use. my question is has anyone used the Lock-it straps on their PRS's and do they remove the straps often. I'm slightly worried that if i purchase one of these straps and repeatedly swap them between all the guitars i would be running the risk of a very expensive accident.

    Any advice would be very welcome as I'm still not sure which direction to go.
     
  2. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    I haven't had a problem with the standard strap buttons. I know some guys here use the Schaller and Dunlop strap locks. IIRC the new Schiller screw is the same size as the PRS strap button screw...
     
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    Opunaesala New Member

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    I prefer Dunlop strap locks on my nice guitar, since they are easy to install and I have yet to see one fail. On my cheaper practice guitar, I just use the rubber washer looking strap locks, never had a problem with those either.
     
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  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I've been using the new Schaller S locks with the locking screw on guitars with a nitro finish. Every non nitro gets its own strat, that always stays on.
     
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    Thanks for the responses guys. The information is pretty helpful would still be great to hear if anyone uses lock-it straps
     
  7. tiboy

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    Pat, I’ve had a lock-it-strap fail on an the neck side of an R9. I caught it in time. This was a few years ago. I don’t know if the design or materials have been changed since then.
     
  8. parallyze

    parallyze "What became of subtlety?"

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    “This is a great invention and it works.” ~Paul Reed Smith

    According to their website... :D
     
  9. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    First thing I do is remove the PRS buttons and put on Schallers. I used to send Schaller buttons to PS and have them put them on the build.
     
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    Wakester Class Clown

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    I used Ernie Ball Strap Locks on my SE LE CU24, and my Ibanez Bass. They are comparable to Shallers in price and quality.
     
  11. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    just installed the Shaller S locks on ALL of my guitars - wow!!
     

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