Strap Locks - Fender Vs. Schaller

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  1. Rollin Hand

    Rollin Hand Well-Known Member

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    Fenders getting their lockers from Ping now, I think.
     
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  2. David A Menke

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    The Older Schaller Strap Locks were just like the ones Fender makes now. There is a price difference between the 2 items. Fender are half the price of the Schaller on a common web site. Fender has 2 different strap locks listed and they both look the same.
    With the Fender locks you have to make sure the screws on the strap are secured tight.
    The Schaller are constructed a bit different than they used to be. I will post as many photos as possible. I have experienced losing a screw on the straps, and next to impossible to find a replacement. (still looking) Schaller used to sell replacement kits, but these seem to be for dealers, since they have multiple parts for the strap locks, and expensive for the kit. Also Fender makes a washer, which seems to work too, once you put it on, not easy to remove the strap but for $3 to $4 very reasonable to protect that guitar or bass. I was at a concert last year, and a guess guitar player with the Richie Furray Band (Poco, Buffalo Springfield) dropped his guitar due to no strap locks. The new Schaller have a larger screw button for the strap part and set screw. The Fender style have the older flat screw. Also the new Schaller have a larger set screw diameter for the guitar install. The Fender uses the same screw as the original strap locks to the body of the guitar.
     

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  3. Narsh

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    I use the little rubber fender ones. They do a heck of a job. Aside from that planet waves makes the straps with the locks built in. And - the Dimarzio strap locks are always super secure can clip on/off.
     

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    There is fuckery afoot!
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  5. peskypesky

    peskypesky Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Grolsch

    Jeff Beck swears by them.
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  6. peskypesky

    peskypesky Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    as does Brian May
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  7. peskypesky

    peskypesky Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    and these fellows
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    Fat Jack Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Have schallers I got on sale they work great, just not fond of lockers. I found a well hung guitar doesn' need strap locks and for a couple guitars with bison straps that won't stay on at the lower bout Brads Propins cure that.
     
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    Well-Hung ProPins! They're my favorite! I replaced one set of Schaller strap locks with the ProPins already, not because they didn't work or broke, but because the thread length for the strap piece wouldn't allow the use of thick leather ends on a good Well-Hung strap. I'm still using a set on my PRS SE245, but I'm actually thinking of replacing them also.

    Difference to my stock Epiphone button.
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    Difference to a larger head aluminum button, and a stock MIM Fender button.
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    Difference to a Schaller strap lock button.
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  11. andrewsrea

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    ^ I've got one of these with my Well Hung strap, that I like as well!
     
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    I put my schallers in the parts draw and roll exclusively with pro-pins, and Well-hung straps of course.
     
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    Thanks for the mentions brothers, 50% of the time Pro-pins simply work 100% of the
    time. :)
     
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