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Hello

 

I need to put strap-locks on my Epi Elitist Casino and want to know which ones are the best to use. I had recently purchased Dunlop strap-locks but the screw was to wide and I did not want to drill a hole into my guitar.

 

Your assistance is appreciated.

 

Thank you

 

Jude

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I always use the screws that the guitar already had... I only have one guitar that I used the included screws, but I don't know which one it is.

 

If the screw-head is too big for the button (as I've heard most Gibsons are), you can file it down fairly easily. The original screw will fit better than the replacement.

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Hello

 

I need to put strap-locks on my Epi Elitist Casino and want to know which ones are the best to use. I had recently purchased Dunlop strap-locks but the screw was to wide and I did not want to drill a hole into my guitar.

 

Your assistance is appreciated.

 

Thank you

 

Jude

www.judehernandez.com

Don't be intimidated by the Dunlop Screw. It is well worth the few extra turns. An electric/power unit will have the screw in there in no time. It is the best holding unit there is.

I have a set of Schallers that I constantly have to keep tightening the screw to the body, even after the 'toothpick mod'....it only holds for so long.

There is nothing like a tight screw.

Yea, I said it.

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Count me in the Grolsh group for semi's & hollowbody's. I've got Dunlops on all of my solid body guitars, but the strap lock on the neck would just stick out too far on my Dot. The Grolsh washers are just as secure, if not more so, than the real thing.

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I like the Schallers due to the small size and lack of play in the connection. I use 'em on everything

I've got and love the fact that you can even get 'em in nickel. Stew-Mac sells them by the component

too: so if you need buttons for six guitars and alternate a single strap it's do-able without having to

purchase any more hardware than you need. The screws are of a small diameter but on all my Epi's

I've simply filed down the edge of the stock strap pin screw head- until it dropped into, and seated in the

Schaller button. They just seem to be of a higher quality construction compared to most others I've

seen. Haven't tried them yet, but there's a new brand out, (ZEPPLIN I think), that looks to be Schaller

inspired that might be pretty good. I just like the precision of the whole thing, feels like a Snap-On tool.

 

Wedgie

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Dunlop.

 

just wish they were sold by component so i didnt have an *** load of strap pieces left over.

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+1 to the grolsch red washer rings. Works great for me, and I have them on every guitar I own. No messing with glue, screws, etc. and completely harmless to guitar. So more or less there are 100% free (if someone else drinks the beer which is how I got them) that doesn't make you mess with your guitar. No-brainer for a broke college student like me.

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Ever since 1982 when my brand new handmade BC Rich Mockingbird took a dive with Schaller straplocks on it(miraculously there was no damage,it fell face first onto a shag rug)Ive been putting Dimarzio clip lock straps on all my axes and ive never had another incident.

 

 

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I like the Schallers due to the small size and lack of play in the connection. I use 'em on everything

I've got and love the fact that you can even get 'em in nickel. Wedgie

 

 

I like Shallers too. Yeah you might have to pass a drill into the already existing hole; usually to make it deeper as the Shaller screws are a little longer. I put them on all my guitars.

I also tried to use the Epi screw, with no luck. Didn't want to have to grind or file it down to fit inside the Shaller button.

Once they're on, they're great.

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When I wanted straplocks for my Epi Ultra I took the stock screw to GC and the screw that comes with their Proline straplock was the same length and diameter so I didn't need to file heads or redrill screw holes. I don't know if the screws are the same on the Casino and LP but odds are they are. You can see them at the GC site. I would not try to force an oversized screw into your screwholes with or without a power tool as breaking the screw will not be an easy fix.

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+1 on the Grolsch.All my guitars are fitted with them and I can buy a spare at my local store .Cant be bad

 

It's good to read someone else supports the Grolsch solution. Sometimes when I see the recommendation on various forums, I get the feeling other forum members think we're joking.

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Put masking tape on the screw threads and insert them into a hand drill........

run the screw head against a file until it is small enough to drop into

the straplock anchor post.

remove the masking tape, add 1 TINY drop of superglue to the screwhole

 

good to go.........forever

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Can someone explain how the Straploks work? I know there are several different kinds and obviously they prevent the strap from slipping off the button But how? I know that there are two separate components, the button and the component that goes on the strap. But does one thread into the other, or clip or what?

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Can someone explain how the Straploks work? I know there are several different kinds and obviously they prevent the strap from slipping off the button But how? I know that there are two separate components' date=' the button and the component that goes on the strap. But does one thread into the other, or clip or what?[/quote']

 

They have a spring loaded clip.

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