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    Why are PRS buttons so much bigger than everyone elses? I've had the same thing happen with my PRS CE-22 Alder. Shouldn't this be acknowledged as a problem and corrected by PRS?

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    Personally, I LIKE the big PRS buttons.

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    Always have used Schallers. 20 plus years and NO failures. As for Dunlop's I and a few others have experienced failures on those and had to watch for tiny ball bearings just waiting to take us down. Not cool, Tater!

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    I like PRS buttons as well............ safest stock buttons out there. IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyro View Post
    Shouldn't this be acknowledged as a problem and corrected by PRS?
    Not everyone thinks it's a problem. And, it's a cheap item to change if you don't like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    Not everyone thinks it's a problem. And, it's a cheap item to change if you don't like it.
    ^^^^^^ this
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    I don't like the Dunlops, had one fail and dump a Les Paul Custom on me. It's a miracle I didn't lose the headstock. The Schaller ones work nicely and seem to be better made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boogie View Post
    Oh man. We've all been there and that's why I won't use a new guitar until it has stap lock buttons installed. We all watched a member here nearly drop a new PRS on stage AT PRS because of a strap failure. Sorry to hear of the damage, but luckily that's all there was.

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    Why is it too much to expect guitar manufactuers to fix a problem so that it doesn't have to be dealt with by the customer after the purchase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyro View Post
    Why is it too much to expect guitar manufactuers to fix a problem so that it doesn't have to be dealt with by the customer after the purchase?
    Everyone has different preferences on what's best for locks. IMO, PRS went the best route and went with an oversized button. Seems least likely to cause an issue...nothing is failsafe. I've seen every straplock fail for someone. Schaller's are the safest to me and what I use. I may sure to check and retighten once in a while. Lock-tite would probably solve that issue. Dunlops scare me because if the lock mechanism fails, there's nothing to save you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyro View Post
    Why is it too much to expect guitar manufactuers to fix a problem so that it doesn't have to be dealt with by the customer after the purchase?
    Welcome to the forum. It is always sad to hear about a guitar getting a ding... We feel your pain.

    These responses were posted after you first asked that question.

    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    Not everyone thinks it's a problem. And, it's a cheap item to change if you don't like it.
    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    I like PRS buttons as well............ safest stock buttons out there. IMHO
    Quote Originally Posted by toothace View Post
    Personally, I LIKE the big PRS buttons.
    A problem for you is a solution for someone else. Strap buttons have to be the easiest thing anyone could change on a guitar if they don't like them - certainly easier than even restringing a guitar and tuning it.

    Change your buttons to something you like and move on. It is unlikely you are going to convince PRS that their existing buttons are defective or any sort of 'problem'.
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    Could the problem have been that you didn't get the strap on well and it just slid off from the oversized button? My solution to that is to take the button off the guitar and then put the strap on the button from the little end (back) and then put the button back on the guitar. This way you don't have to widen the strap (as some do it) and it is next to impossible to get the strap off even if you want to.
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