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Billy Blaze
Posted 2004-01-02 8:46 PM (#197946)
Subject: strap locks


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Location: Fort worth Texas
Can you put strap locks on the ovation guitars?
I mostly will be playing my Ovation standing up, do they slide around alot and if so what can be done to reduce this? I would like to say I love this site and have got some really good feedback info. Thanx to all that have responded to my posts andgiven information.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2004-01-02 8:59 PM (#197947 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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Location: SoCal
Yup.


Hold on to it better.

Why am I going to be screaming your name later?
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Paul Templeman
Posted 2004-01-02 9:14 PM (#197948 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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Because you forgot to lube up?

Ovation use Dunlop strap-loks on most of the current USA guitars. The bolt-heads used on the older standard strap-buttons are too big for the Dunlops but can be filed down easily.
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Legend-LX-Fan
Posted 2004-01-02 9:55 PM (#197949 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
I have Schaller strap locks on all my Ovation guitars. They work great, and I have had nothing but good luck with them for years.
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BruDeV
Posted 2004-01-02 10:07 PM (#197950 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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Location: San Bernardino, California
Use an allen-head screw, it fits inside the button fine.
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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2004-01-02 10:27 PM (#197951 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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I only use the Dunlop StrapLoc's on any guitar I play.
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Billy Blaze
Posted 2004-01-02 10:38 PM (#197952 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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thanx for the info!! Moody,... its just a band thing.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2004-01-02 10:49 PM (#197953 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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Ah, like playing Top Flites and drinking Coors Lite --- I can remember the names of both when I'm drunk and tired.
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Tony Calman
Posted 2004-01-02 11:24 PM (#197954 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks



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Does the Dunlop come in gold instead of just nickle and black? Couldn't find on a Google search.

I have the base from what appears to be Dunlop which were on the #6759 and the base is gold...can you buy just the top pin (strap end) like you can with the Schaller? I put Schaller on the #6759 but could use the Dunlop base on another guitar if I can find the head.

Just a thought as I replaced the Schaller top pins on a guitar for about $6.00 which was far cheaper than the set.
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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2004-01-02 11:46 PM (#197955 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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You can get all three colors of the original Strap Lock here...


Musicians Friend Original Strap Lock for Dunlop

or they have the newer dual design in 4 colors that it looks like you can use a regular strap if needed.

Dunlop Dual-Design Straplok System
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peterbright
Posted 2004-01-03 10:08 AM (#197956 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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Thanks for the links. I've been thinking about this but hadn't gotten around to asking the question.
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BruDeV
Posted 2004-01-03 1:22 PM (#197957 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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Location: San Bernardino, California
Dunlop site:

http://www.jimdunlop.com/site/products/accessories/straplocks/index.html

Schaller strap lock parts:

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Hardware,_parts/Electric_guitar:_Strap_buttons/Schaller_Security_Strap_Locks.html
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grrroovedude
Posted 2004-01-03 1:37 PM (#197958 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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Location: Netherlands
A cheap and very effective alternative are the rubber washers from the dutch Grolsch beer 0.45l bottles they sell overhere. Don't know if they have them in the US.

The red washer in the picture on

Grolsch Beer

is an important part of all my guitars.



3rd bottle from the left. Unfortunately they are only available in red.

Cheers,

Martin
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willard
Posted 2004-01-03 2:04 PM (#197959 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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Dunlop's work great but two things to keep in mind. 1)My guitar doesn't fit in the case very well with the strap left on and 2) I had to wedge a small piece of leather thong in between the washer and the strap to keep it from vibrating. (Drove me crazy for a while untill I figured out where the noise was comming from)
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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2004-01-03 3:02 PM (#197960 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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I know this question is going to get me Cyber-slapped, but.... If you have StrapLocks which are designed for easy romoval of the strap, why would you leave the strap on in the case? Sounds like a great way to ruin a top or a neck. Straps go in gig bags, or in the pick compartment if they fit. JMHO
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willard
Posted 2004-01-03 3:38 PM (#197961 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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I use the strap locks to keep the strap "locked" to the guitar. I have had regular straps get turned around and slip off the knob. Not much room in the pick compartment but the space left by the cutaway provides a good place to store the strap and a rag.
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peterbright
Posted 2004-01-03 7:19 PM (#197962 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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Location: On the beach in Southwest Florida
Went & bought the Dunlop's & they meshed perfectly with what was on my Elite 1778T.
They work very well.
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peterbright
Posted 2004-01-04 9:26 AM (#197963 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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The real reason for my wanting strap locks is so that I can easily remove the strap when I put it in the case. Otherwise I leave the strap on the guitar.
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Strummin12
Posted 2004-01-04 11:04 AM (#197964 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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Location: Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey
"I know this question is going to get me Cyber-slapped, but.."

Miles, I'm more curious about the 2nd part of the thread to which you are responding...the real question is...if one has a leather thong, why would you cut it up to fix a guitar strap lock?

Hmmmm....
Johnny
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willard
Posted 2004-01-04 2:36 PM (#197965 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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Location: Madison, Wisconsin

1 : a strip especially of leather or hide
2 : a sandal held on the foot by a thong fitting between the toes and connected to a strap across the top or around the sides of the foot
3 : a garment consisting of a narrow strip of fabric fitting between the legs and a waistband that is worn as underwear or the bottom piece of a bikini

Let me just leave you with this picture, after I lost 40#, it didn't fit anymore.
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peterbright
Posted 2004-01-05 7:03 AM (#197966 - in reply to #197946)
Subject: Re: strap locks


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Location: On the beach in Southwest Florida
Your feet shrunk THAT much?
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