PRS Strap Button Issues

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Matt H., Aug 14, 2020.

  1. Matt H.

    Matt H. New Member

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    Yes, though Ibanez comes in a close second to best strap buttons, I have found that even expensive straps are no match for the PRS buttons. The openings have to be enlarged to accommodate.

    My question is, are the straps PRS sells worthy of the oversize stock strap buttons?
     
  2. JonH

    JonH New Member

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    I’ve been very happy with the regular PRS ‘Birds’ leather straps for my guitars and thoroughly recommend them. Yes, they suit the buttons but more importantly are super comfortable.
     
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  3. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    I think some design changes have been made to accommodate the larger buttons. I have a few PRS straps and they do go over the buttons, when new, and get easier as the leather is worked/worn in.
    And yes, very comfortable, too. Just make sure they are all the way around the button. ;):D:eek:
    I also keep an eye out for straps with larger holes for this reason. There's an acoustic maker that has fine straps ,
    and they come with larger holes (possibly there for strap-lock installation ???) , which are an easy fit over the PRS buttons.
    (And they even have your name on them, if you were named the same as an astronaut in the old Planet of the Apes movies)
     
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  4. ducmike

    ducmike New Member

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    I used to swap all my PRS strap button to the dunlop duals, until I discovered Ethos straps. Super nice straps, very comfortable, and the the leather is supple enough to work over the PRS buttons with ease. Not cheap though.
     
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  5. Fram

    Fram New Member

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    I replaced mine with some spare Gibson ones (I know, I know....) but only because I had a really nice strap that I love, fitted to my les paul and wanted to carry on using it when I got my Vela.
     
  6. GADonis

    GADonis New Member

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    My old leather straps and my DARE strap have no issues going over the large buttons. I have a "newish" leather strap that is almost impossible to get over the button. I'm not sure if it'll ever loosen up enough to easily go over the button. I'm thinking about taking a knife to it. I think it is a Levi. But until I actually do that I try to make sure it is not the strap I grab to go with any of my PRSi.
     
  7. Griz

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    I've had a few straps that were extremely difficult to go over the button. So, instead of cutting the hole bigger, I just unscrew strap button and attach the strap from underneath and then screw the button back to the guitar. I know that is a pain if you intend to take this strap off when not in use, but I keep the straps on.
     
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  8. bodia

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

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    +1 on Ethos. I've got a bunch of them.
     
  9. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    If you're not going to switch straps... All I do is unscrew the strap button, push it (the skinny side) through the top of the strap hole, and then screw the button back into the guitar. Mission accomplished, with minimal effort.
     
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  10. bodia

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

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    This is how I roll!
     
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  11. rbert0005

    rbert0005 New Member

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    Shaller is my answer.

    Bob
     
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  12. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    My guitars are almost all in gig bags. I leave the PRS straps on, and fold them under the bottom of the guitar for extra protection.
     
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  13. Chris Sederqvist

    Chris Sederqvist Furious Ape

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    Every guitar has "strap button issues". That's why they invented the strap-locks.
    They cost second to nothing and may turn out to be a super cheap insurance for your guitar.

    A little something to choose from, depending on your needs:

    Strap Locks
     
  14. Warmart

    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    Me three! Mine are hanging and the straps stay, cost = free.
     
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    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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  16. Chris Sederqvist

    Chris Sederqvist Furious Ape

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    Where and how would you use this on a leather strap?
    Besides, if you don't already have one of those monsters, I'd suppose they are more expensive than a pack of good looking $12-15 strap-locks? Dunno.

    I prefer this (He's even using a PRS):



    Buying a guitar that costs anywhere in the $1100 - ∞ range, I'd say a good strap-lock is warranted.

    Or you'll be like one of those guys that drives a super expensive car, but have no money for gas or a place to live and end up living in the car (or in the guitar hard-case I guess).
     
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  17. Chris Sederqvist

    Chris Sederqvist Furious Ape

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    That is a way.
    Albeit not a very flexible one. I'd file this under "for emergencies" and a decent strap-lock under "solutions".
    But creative, so +1 point for that!
     
  18. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    And that's why I started with.... "If you're not going to switch straps."
     
  19. Screamingdaisy

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    Meh.

    I use them on my LP because of the angle of the top button, but on a PRS I think they’re inferior to the stock button.
     
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  20. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    You always have a staple answer!
     
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