Strap Locks that fit PRS factory strap buttons

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  1. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Interesting. I’ve never considered them to be noisy. Do you mean that noise is picked up through the pickups? I’m not trying to be disagreeable; I’m genuinely curious about your experience.
     
  2. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Yeah. Obviously only audible when not playing and you're moving around.
     
  3. Screamingdaisy

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    If you put a bit of wax in the cup as a lubricant it cuts down on the noise.
     
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  4. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    There’s only 2 straps in my kit. They’re identical (one brown, one black) and I’ve had them for nearly 40 years and the Schaller locks have been on them for easily 35 years.
     
  5. Pakwaan

    Pakwaan Living Room Rock Star

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    I changed mine to Schallers the day I bought the guitar. All my guitars have Schallers as do all my straps. Using one system makes it easy and using strap locks makes it safer. The screw size for Schallers matches the PRS stock screws, at least on my CE.
     
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  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    The guitars prefer the natural look. :)
     
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  7. Mirroredas

    Mirroredas New Member

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    I decided to resurrect this topic after searching for a while.

    I'm not going Yngwie on my guitars, but I'm paranoid if I don't secure my stuff a bit better, although I'm not willing to change PRS strap buttons for something smaller in order to fit my normal strap locks.

    I noticed that Chris Buck uses Fender Strap Blocks. Will these fit on a PRS?
    There are also other alternatives: Dunlop Ergo Lok Strap System and D'Addario Dual Lock.

    Does anyone have experience with these?
     
  8. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    I like the PRS strap buttons so much they are on my non PRS guitars also.
     
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  9. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier New Member

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    Go with the Schallers like I did with mine.
     
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  10. Gie663

    Gie663 Flanders (Belgium)

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    I changed the stock strap buttons for Dunlop strap locks. The change went smoothly, the Dunlop screws a teeny weeny bit thicker than the original PRS screws, but I didn’t feel like wrecking my SE Custom 24.
    One disadvantage : I prefer the looks of the original strap buttons more, the Dunlops are a bit less elegant.
     
  11. Mirroredas

    Mirroredas New Member

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    On the honeymoon phase, unscrewing anything on a new PRS is like performing open heart surgery (I have to take the back plate and put a sock on the tremolo to block a bit of resonance while recording, though). So, I'm going with the original strap buttons.

    I guess I'll go with the D'Addario option and then report my findings, in case someone is on the same boat.
     
  12. Gyakuto

    Gyakuto New Member

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    Me too.
     
  13. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    Schallers on them all!!
     
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  14. Gyakuto

    Gyakuto New Member

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    I just received new Schaller strap locks. They’re even better with a longer, threaded shaft on the strap lock part and a thumb-screwable bolt with a grub screw to keep it in place! the part that’s screwed into the guitar remains unchanged....Brilliant!
     
  15. Ryan Tapley

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    If you take the strap button off you can add a flat washer from the bottom, install strap from the back and screw it back on. Instant strap lock
     
  16. Gyakuto

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    That’s a great idea but how to you put your guitar to bed in its case after a long day of hard shredding?
     
  17. Bill SAS 513

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

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    I usually extend the slit in the strap hole a smidge, so the ends slip over the buttons...like previously stated above. Slip one side under, then the other.
    It no doubt helps if the leather isn't super-thick, too.
     
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  18. davesultra

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    I do the same thing. Another thing I do is to add 1 small washer to the bottom of the top strap button, and 3 more to the bottom one. It helps when using suede or leather straps that are a little thicker than standard seatbelt types.
     
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  19. Mirroredas

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    After buying a pair of Epivo straps (anyone here using those?), I realized I don't have space for any locks whatsoever. I had to cut the leather a bit for them to fit, and they do fit very, very snuggly. I still won't do any Yngwie moves with them, though.
     
  20. douglennon

    douglennon New Member

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    I used to hate PRS strap bottom but I recently realized they are pretty much the best and "lock" the strap real tight.
     
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