Leather Strap Locks

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by RedLesPaul, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. RedLesPaul

    RedLesPaul Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    20,060
    Likes Received:
    14,739
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Just north of Boston, MA
    These only in black preferably.

    [​IMG] d772f1a8f597a421920bdcc456f1fa5e.jpg

    I've noticed they've become difficult to find. These are what I use, I don't care for the metal ones, plus these used to be like $2 or some shit. Has anybody run across these? I put my last pair on the TSB Les Paul and I need another set for a Strat and I like to have an extra set in my parts bin.

    Thus far I'm finding lots of dead ends of places that used to have them. eBay is probably the answer, I thought for sure Amazon would have them.
     
  2. cantthink0f0ne

    cantthink0f0ne Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,833
    Likes Received:
    4,990
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Do you just unpin the leather, attach your strap, and then pin the leather over it? Seems like a pretty ingenious solution. GLOTS (good luck on the search)
     
    RedLesPaul likes this.
  3. JeffBeck

    JeffBeck Baldy McBaldhead Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    14,875
    Likes Received:
    12,969
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Back in KY.
    You could probably get a few of those made at a leather shop. Especially if you can let them see your current ones to use as a template.

    I'd be interested in a few sets of these, myself.
     

  4. JeffBeck

    JeffBeck Baldy McBaldhead Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    14,875
    Likes Received:
    12,969
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Back in KY.
    RedLesPaul likes this.
  5. RedLesPaul

    RedLesPaul Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    20,060
    Likes Received:
    14,739
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Just north of Boston, MA
    Yep, exactly. So simple that everyone looked for stuff that was more clever when these are as perfect for the job as anything I've ever tried.
     
    peskypesky likes this.
  6. RedLesPaul

    RedLesPaul Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    20,060
    Likes Received:
    14,739
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Just north of Boston, MA
  7. JeffBeck

    JeffBeck Baldy McBaldhead Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    14,875
    Likes Received:
    12,969
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Back in KY.
    Yeah, those look even simpler than the ones you're currently using, I think. I'm thinking about trying to make some myself. But I’m also excessively lazy - so we’ll see.
     
    RedLesPaul likes this.
  8. RedLesPaul

    RedLesPaul Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    20,060
    Likes Received:
    14,739
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Just north of Boston, MA
    Back in the day you could get tons of them, they had them everywhere. Not so much now. Thus far every thread I've found is someone like me asking others where to get them and then some guys going "I have those, I love them, they're hard to find nowadays".
     
  9. idiotsdelight

    idiotsdelight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Messages:
    12,428
    Likes Received:
    8,891
    Trophy Points:
    113
    What do they do?

    All I can make out is the strap button isn't attached to the guitar?
     
    peskypesky and RedLesPaul like this.
  10. RedLesPaul

    RedLesPaul Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    20,060
    Likes Received:
    14,739
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Just north of Boston, MA
    They are strap locks. The screw replaces the strap post on your guitar. Then you put the strap onto the post and then close the leather thing on top. Guitar goes nowhere ever and you can use any strap as nothing is mounted to the strap. See below - look above the toggle switch.

    a84b1f3356c4cb42f9380e9099dae5e1.jpg
     
  11. cybermgk

    cybermgk Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    14,630
    Likes Received:
    7,635
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Northern Illinois
    Yea that seems to be the one big advantage.
     
  12. tvvoodoo

    tvvoodoo Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Messages:
    15,182
    Likes Received:
    15,379
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Sasquatchewan
    I think in the new year I might try making a bunch of these.
     
    Ishkabibble, zacsdad, rmfroyd and 7 others like this.
  13. JeffBeck

    JeffBeck Baldy McBaldhead Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    14,875
    Likes Received:
    12,969
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Back in KY.
    Hell, yeah. Sign me up when you do it. I think I need several of these. Like 20 or so.

    Actually, it might be more like 40.
     
    peskypesky likes this.
  14. backinit

    backinit Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2009
    Messages:
    8,925
    Likes Received:
    3,848
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Living on the edge
    I used to have them. It seems to me that some mom and pop stores used to have them on their sales counter.
    Pretty sure they were made by Jim Dunlop.
     
    manco53, peskypesky and RedLesPaul like this.
  15. tvvoodoo

    tvvoodoo Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Messages:
    15,182
    Likes Received:
    15,379
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Sasquatchewan
    The thing here is to figure out what kind of hardware to use on the strap part.
     
  16. JeffBeck

    JeffBeck Baldy McBaldhead Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    14,875
    Likes Received:
    12,969
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Back in KY.
    The sort that I posted a link to don't need any hardware.
     
    peskypesky likes this.
  17. tvvoodoo

    tvvoodoo Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Messages:
    15,182
    Likes Received:
    15,379
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Sasquatchewan
    ^ I had a short look at the ebay page, and for the life of me I couldn't figure out how they work,
    then the phone rang I got distracted off... maybe later on I'll look into again
     
  18. crumpler

    crumpler Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2009
    Messages:
    2,108
    Likes Received:
    583
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    warrenton, virginia
    what keeps the pin in the leather from coming undone?
     
  19. backinit

    backinit Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2009
    Messages:
    8,925
    Likes Received:
    3,848
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Living on the edge
    It's a combination of the weight of the guitar pulling down and the fact that the fit of the outside flap is pretty tight.
    Being leather, they probably do wear some over time, but the longevity is good.
    They do work well.
     
  20. RedLesPaul

    RedLesPaul Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    20,060
    Likes Received:
    14,739
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Just north of Boston, MA
    Me too!!!!
     

Share This Page