|Average Customer Review: ( 186 customer reviews )
Write an online review and share your thoughts with other customers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
102 of 105 found the following review helpful:
Strap Locks Dunlop vs. Schaller Nov 23, 2008
By N. S. ALSINAN
This review is actually a review for two, or rather two and half, products the Dunlop and Schaller strap locks. Dunlop having the original and dual design locks.
I have both types on my guitars.
First the Dunlop: (all finish types)
Installation was simple, screw was replaced with the one included in the package. I had to drill one of my guitars to enlarge the hole, easy. The finish of the lock was O.K. the black suffered the most with some dings and scratches, depending on the shipping and how long the locks were packed the finishing flaws will vary. I noticed it the most on black.
They feel secure and lock well in place; I still feel they are a bit far from the guitar body as compared to the Schallers. I would recommend the dual design as opposed to the original.
One big negative is the strap installment; your life could turn into hell depending on the strap ends thickness. And the lock is just not designed to be removed form the strap easily. If you wish to change, wash or replace the strap in the future it is very hard and you could damage the locking mechanism (a metal ring, open locking C washer).
Second the Schaller: (chrome/nickel)
Installation was simple also, straight on. Finish is great; however, metal washer for the strap ends could get damaged depending on what type of tool you use to install the locks on the strap. Use a flat small wrench available in hard ware stores (was not included in the package) I bought them from a local store.
They fell very secure and are snug to your guitar body resulting in less strain on the lock ends.
Installing the locks on the strap is a breeze, just tightening the nut with a washer over the strap and you're done. Changing the strap, no problems, easily loosen the nut and replace.
The only negative is that you could mar the teeth of you over tighten.
Both are great, however I recommend the Schaller.
Sorry for the long review.
17 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Great Concept, Poor Hardware Feb 16, 2010
By Adrian L. Rightsell
The straplok system is a great concept; a quick release for your strap with added security to prevent your expensive (or favorite) guitar from accidently hitting the ground because the strap popped off. (Happened to my not so expensive guitar. Lucky, no damage.) All you have to do is replace the factory strap knobs with the ones in this system and viola, safe and secure. Problem is, with a Jackson PC-1, the factory screws don't work and sadly enough, the systems screws easily strip (have to tap deeper on my guitar and it is some hard wood) whether you use a standard phillips screwdriver or power driver to set at 1 (lowest) torque. It only comes with two screws which makes it more frustrating. These screws were obviously designed for self-tapping, so wouldn't logic have stepped in during the design process and said, "Guitars are made of different types of wood, so let's use a tough alloy to make the screws instead of getting them from a bargin bin to lower costs." Well, cost is an object at around 15.00-21.00 a pop. Better screws should have been an issue at that price. So if you are looking to buy this system, be careful with the screws and things will go fine. Be prepared to use a Dremel with a cutoff wheel to cut you a slot to make it a flathead or worst, get a screw removal tool to get the half tapped screw out. Overall, the system does hold well and I would buy them again, just not at this price until better screws or more than two are added to the system.
13 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Confidence in these strap locks! Apr 03, 2008
Just put these on my Les Paul. They screws fit perfectly into the guitar. Almost as if they were exactly like the factory ones that came out.
The instructions were very easy to follow in installing. And the locks are built very well. I would definitely recommend this brand. For the price, you really can't pass them up. They're worth every penny.
I would definitely recommend this to anybody who's spent money good hard earned money on their guitar. Specially if you're doing gigs and doing a lot of movin on stage.
Just remember to lube it once in awhile with WD-40 as the manual says. Also, check and make sure the lock works just to make sure all is well. Again it goes back to saving your guitar from an accidental drop.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Very nice product, may require simple modification. Jan 07, 2011
These install more or less easily, depending on your situation! They are shipped with a wood screw that is a common size, but may not perfectly match your guitar.
I bought these for my Ovation Celebrity, since I use it with and without a strap and want a quick and secure method to connect and remove the strap. My stock Celeb strap base is attached with a screw that threads into an internal nut - and there is no wood for the Dunlop supplied screw to bite. So, I removed the Celeb stock screw and tried to fit it into the Dunlop base, but it had too large a head to fit into the Dunlop base. To solve this, I wrapped paper around the threads of my Ovation screw and chucked it in a drill with the head sticking out. Then I fired up the drill and ground a little of the width off the Ovation screw head, until it fit the Dunlop base. Problem solved!
After that, the base installed easily, and works well. Easy and secure.
The installation onto the strap required some effort, but works well when you get it.
One other observation - The Dunlop base pieces stick out further than stock. This means it may push into a fitted guitar case, and it also means the strap will connect out a little more than a half inch from the guitar body. If you look closely at the product photo, and realize the strap sits on top of (not over) the base, you will see what I mean. Not a big deal, but good to know, right?
So - Overall I think this system is a four out of five. Hopefully, this note will allow you to make your choice. Cheers!
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Very Secure Jan 14, 2009
The Dunlop Dual Design Straplok System is a wonderful product. They install extremely easily, if they are installed properly. Mine were put installed poorly, and they tore up my bass as a result. However,, the problem was easily fixed, but it left my bass with some nasty looking dents. Anyway, they are very secure, and your instrument will not drop. The can come on and off very easily and quickly. If you decide to invest in this wonderful product just be sure that they are installed properly.
See all 186 customer reviews on Amazon.com