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Is there a guitar strap that locks around the strap button? I put a ernie ball strap with a  rubber locking washer on my les paul and the leather of the strap is starting to tear already on the "horn" of the les paul.  Is there a strap that is designed for a les paul? The gibson strap that came with the les paul is pretty much the same as the cheap ernie ball strap.

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Joseph: You will find that many players remove the factory strap buttons, put them in a little baggie in the case  and replace them with locking devices.  It does not matter what strap you use if it doesn't stay on the guitar.

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I found these to be the most comfortable for Les Pauls:

BnvDL7w.jpg

And I always use strap locks and prefer the Schallers which were improved a year or so ago to be really secure:

PivhxNf.jpg

These particular Gibson straps are quite expensive (over $100 retail) but are strong and heavily padded which is important if you are talking about the four or five set gig.

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Security and comfort are the 2 tests.

A 2" nylon strap may begin to bite into your shoulder at the edge.   A 3" strap may be an improvement - or not. 

Your average Ernie Ball-type strap is ok up to a point but if you have an expensive guitar, don't risk it with a cheap strap....like the cheapie Fender faux-leather ones I bought last year!  They ripped at the strap button hole very quickly.  False economy.

With the cheaper nylon straps the leather ends are usually thin, glued together and inevitably tear.  So it's worth spending a bit on a good strap for your nicest guitar(s).   I have 2 Levy's for my Gibsons, and I also bought Schaller strap locks and fitted them, keeping the standard buttons as spares.   Cheaper plastic/nylon straplocks (retaining washers etc) are available from Dunlop and D'addario to name 2, and these are an alternative.  I bought some but then 2020 came and stopped everything so I haven't tried them out yet.

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10 hours ago, rct said:

 

Definitely a song in there.

rct

SITS ON MY LAP
(a song)

1st verse
Mine sits on my lap 
on my futon in my man-cave
She gets a bad rap,
there’s no denying that, Dave

“Sitting around all day on SGT Pepper’s lap,”
they all crow
I really wish they’d shut their yap
don’t you know

(chorus)
She sits on my lap
I don’t put a strap on her
Don’t give me no crap
or imply some dishonor

Mine sits on my lap on my futon in my man-cave

2nd verse
I don’t care what other players do
because my way is better
I ain’t with R.E.M. or Hüsker Dü
She wants to be unbound and I let her

This guitar fits nicely on my thigh
and I play her warm and gentle
See, I’m a tender guitar playing guy
so don’t think I’m mental

(chorus)
She sits on my lap
I don’t put a strap on her
I’m a sentimental sap
and I’ll never ever pawn her

Mine sits on my lap on my futon in my man-cave

(bridge)
You guys with your leather strap locks
this isn’t a contest
I ain’t into measuring cocks
that’s something that I detest

Go and bind yourself to your Deans and your Ibanez
Me, I will just hold my Gibsons.....

3rd verse
Mine sits on my lap
and I don’t need a belt or fixture
Do I have to draw you a map
This is my own sublime mixture

Of practicality and love
passion and lust
I polish her below and above
so she’ll never ever rust

(chorus)
She sits on my lap
I don’t fool with strap buttons
right between my groin and kneecap 
rests her gentle wooden cut-ins

Mine sits on my lap on my futon in my man-cave


😑

Okay, I'm gonna shut up now. 

 

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On my lap on my futon......

Gotta packet of croutons.

 

 

Best I can do at the moment.   It's more a sort of one-chord repetitive chant Hooker boogie thang  [wink]

 

 

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14 hours ago, sparquelito said:

SITS ON MY LAP
(a song)

1st verse
Mine sits on my lap 
on my futon in my man-cave
She gets a bad rap,
there’s no denying that, Dave

“Sitting around all day on SGT Pepper’s lap,”
they all crow
I really wish they’d shut their yap
don’t you know

(chorus)
She sits on my lap
I don’t put a strap on her
Don’t give me no crap
or imply some dishonor

Mine sits on my lap on my futon in my man-cave

2nd verse
I don’t care what other players do
because my way is better
I ain’t with R.E.M. or Hüsker Dü
She wants to be unbound and I let her

This guitar fits nicely on my thigh
and I play her warm and gentle
See, I’m a tender guitar playing guy
so don’t think I’m mental

(chorus)
She sits on my lap
I don’t put a strap on her
I’m a sentimental sap
and I’ll never ever pawn her

Mine sits on my lap on my futon in my man-cave

(bridge)
You guys with your leather strap locks
this isn’t a contest
I ain’t into measuring cocks
that’s something that I detest

Go and bind yourself to your Deans and your Ibanez
Me, I will just hold my Gibsons.....

3rd verse
Mine sits on my lap
and I don’t need a belt or fixture
Do I have to draw you a map
This is my own sublime mixture

Of practicality and love
passion and lust
I polish her below and above
so she’ll never ever rust

(chorus)
She sits on my lap
I don’t fool with strap buttons
right between my groin and kneecap 
rests her gentle wooden cut-ins

Mine sits on my lap on my futon in my man-cave


😑

Okay, I'm gonna shut up now. 

 

It has a groove, there's no denying.

 

 

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On 2/19/2021 at 11:14 AM, Twang Gang said:

I found these to be the most comfortable for Les Pauls:

BnvDL7w.jpg

And I always use strap locks and prefer the Schallers which were improved a year or so ago to be really secure:

PivhxNf.jpg

These particular Gibson straps are quite expensive (over $100 retail) but are strong and heavily padded which is important if you are talking about the four or five set gig.

I have a 3-4” wide Gibson padded Leather Strap that isn’t that fancy but is ideal for most Guitars. Especially my Les Pauls...

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I use a KLIQ  AirCell guitar strap. It's really comfortable, 3" wide with lots of padding and seems pretty strong.

I already have Schaller strap locks on my Les Paul Studio, but it fits nicely. It also fits just as well on my 'normal' strap buttons on other guitars.

 

kliq-aircell-guitar-strap-3.jpg

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On 2/19/2021 at 7:27 AM, Sgt. Pepper said:

Mine sits on my lap on my futon in my man-cave.

 

On 2/19/2021 at 10:00 AM, kidblast said:

it's impossible to argue with a word like futon... 😆

A futon is a very versatile piece of furniture.  During the day, it's an uncomfortable couch, and at night it converts to an uncomfortable bed.

 

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28 minutes ago, Mr. Natural said:

 

A futon is a very versatile piece of furniture.  During the day, it's an uncomfortable couch, and at night it converts to an uncomfortable bed.

 

LOL!  yea... pretty much...

 

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30 minutes ago, Mr. Natural said:

 

A futon is a very versatile piece of furniture.  During the day, it's an uncomfortable couch, and at night it converts to an uncomfortable bed.

 

Yes indeed. I need to get a new mattress for mine.

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