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Mike Duncan
09-24-2012, 09:54 PM
So, last night I took my Schallers off my Goldtop DGT - for the second time...is this a mental condition? After the Experience, with the exception of Davy K, everyone seemed to be happy with the standard P-Bass string guide PRS strap thingys.

What are the rest of you all doing?

I bought some Dunlops, but the screws were bigger than the factory screws and wouldn't work with each other. I also wasn't about to make those holes bigger...that sounds wrong.

LSchefman
09-24-2012, 10:23 PM
I like the stock strap buttons and have had zero problem with them for the past 21 years.

Then again, I had zero problems with the stock strap buttons on Gibsons for the 25 years before that. so maybe I'd have to jump around a lot or something to make the strap fall off...

CHARISMAFIRE
09-24-2012, 10:30 PM
I have the dunlops on my gtrs and yes it was a scary tight fit, but the screws went in without spliting the wood. I am a die hard, old school dunlop fan, so they will be there as long as I own the gtrs ( my lifetime ). It was a SCARY install though. If I order another, I will have PRS do it for me prior to shipping from the factory. At your own risk.......SCARY!

CE-man
09-24-2012, 11:18 PM
I use Dunlop Strap Locks on every guitar, it's one of those things that I do right away. There are 2 things I do to all of my PRS guitars and installing strap locks is one, the other is to add indicators to the knobs.

Dirty Bob
09-24-2012, 11:51 PM
Standard PRS buttons for me...I hate When people replace them...over tighten them and screw up the finish or drill holes in em...I mean I don't care if it's yours....I just care when I buy...and find surprises I'd rather not find.

aduayer
09-24-2012, 11:58 PM
all of my PRS has Dunlop Strap Locks. I also like the Schaller ones.

OsirisProtocol
09-24-2012, 11:59 PM
I have no problem with the stock strap buttons but I do use and swear by Schaller Straplocks. I usually us a piece of felt I cut in a circle as padding underneath the button before screwing it on.

Twinfan
09-25-2012, 03:39 AM
I use Schallers, mainly to preserve the nitro finish on my guitars but also to prevent damage to my guitars at gigs.

Davy Knowles never used to use Schallers, just the standard buttons, but I see he’s switched now. Probably for the same reasons as me :top:

CoreyT
09-25-2012, 03:49 AM
Straplocks by Schaller on all of my guitars except for the little Fernandes one.
I use it without a strap.

I also use the guitars stock screws, they work fine.

slev
09-25-2012, 05:49 AM
Standard PRS buttons for me...

+1. Never have a problem. In fact I like the standard PRS strap buttons so much I changed back from Schaller to the standard PRS on my 10+lb SC.

Dirty Bob
09-25-2012, 06:16 AM
I have no problem with the stock strap buttons but I do use and swear by Schaller Straplocks. I usually us a piece of felt I cut in a circle as padding underneath the button before screwing it on.

A little bit of effort goes a long way! Basically I wouldn't be complaining except for a couple of unfortunate surprises I've had when buying used.

JMintzer
09-25-2012, 08:16 AM
Schallers on just about every guitar I own...

I also typically use the original strap button screws...


Jamie

CoreyT
09-25-2012, 08:26 AM
On that felt circle, all three of the SE guitars I bought came with them.
I reused them with the Schallers.

sleary
09-25-2012, 10:50 AM
Going to soon try the planet waves Elliptical end pins.will let you know.

tmac65
09-25-2012, 11:01 AM
I've tried a Schallers, Dunlop, and Loxx. I always seem to go back to the stock strap buttons on all of my guitars, not just the PRS.

I've never had a problem with the stock buttons and I like the look of them better. Maybe it is a mental issue with seeing the Schaller unit on the end of the strap swinging towards the guitar that scares me.

Rango
09-25-2012, 11:33 AM
Schallers on almost everything.... Little lock smith graphite so they don't squeak. ;)

Grolsh washer on the R9 because Schaller screws are the wrong size. There is a fix where you grind down a the stock screw head but I just haven't done it. :D
http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae245/Chutist/711c7bb6.jpg

On the PRS the stock buttons are SO GOOD I haven't really messed with it. But when I get back to Gigging, I'll likeley put some Schallers on it. ;)

garrett
09-25-2012, 11:33 AM
Been using Schallers on all my electric guitars since the mid-90's.

LSchefman
09-25-2012, 11:38 AM
A little bit of effort goes a long way! Basically I wouldn't be complaining except for a couple of unfortunate surprises I've had when buying used.

Changing out the strap buttons is a deal-breaker for me, too; same reason.

alantig
09-25-2012, 03:56 PM
Schallers on all of mine w/the original PRS screw. Never suffered any damage having a strap pop off, but I've had it happen. Don't know what Gary Moore (Mother's Finest version) was using on his at Experience, but his strap popped off early in their set.

Mike Duncan
09-25-2012, 06:21 PM
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/532960_10150688428142412_967993402_n.jpg

yeah, I've downed some Grolsch beer....:biggrin:

CoreyT
09-25-2012, 06:31 PM
There is a guy on the official Gibson forum I am on that swears by those same beer bottle gaskets.

brentrocks
09-25-2012, 06:52 PM
I use Schallers on all my guitars

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/ebmmquilt/zzOther%20guitar%20stuff/IMG_2571.jpg?t=1345157570

Dirty Bob
09-25-2012, 08:26 PM
I use Schallers on all my guitars

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/ebmmquilt/zzOther%20guitar%20stuff/IMG_2571.jpg?t=1345157570

Ummm...You have some creepy hands trying to steal some of your guitars!!!

LSchefman
09-25-2012, 09:56 PM
There is a guy on the official Gibson forum I am on that swears by those same beer bottle gaskets.

Plus Grolsch is great beer! Urp!

Rango
09-25-2012, 10:18 PM
Plus Grolsch is great beer! Urp!

You know, I was skeptical but I have to admit they work great on my R9. AND YOU GET TO DRINK THE BEER! The very definition of "Win Win". :D

LearnedHand
09-26-2012, 07:18 PM
No strap locks used here.