What are strap locks for?
The strap buttons that come pre-installed on many guitars are typically very solid, however when it comes to using a strap for your guitar, you'll encounter that the holes that go on the buttons will wear and get bigger over daily usage. The last thing any guitarist wants is for their guitar to fall. Even if you typically have a fast reaction time, often it's too late and you'll be headed to the repair shop to fix your instrument. To prevent this situation, you need to purchase strap locks. There are many different brands out there from Dunlop, Schaller, Ibanez and more. A wide variety of types are available, ranging from simple rubber washers that help hold the strap onto the guitar’s strap button, to spring loaded metal clasps that can withstand hundreds of pounds of force. There are versions available for electric guitars/basses, and for acoustic guitars. Having strap locks on your guitar can make you feel a million times more secure that your guitar will stay in place, no matter what.
Which strap locks should you choose?
Finding the best strap locks that will hold your guitar securely and still look cool can be a difficult task. Some strap locks replace the entire button on a guitar, while others are simply an addition to an existing system. Plastic strap locks may seem unreliable at first glance, but they do their job. Plastic strap locks also have the added bonus of not requiring you to modify your guitar in any way (no need to change the strap pins). The negatives of this basic style are that they obviously don’t offer the quick-release functions that some of the other strap locks do, while they also look a bit conspicuous. If you are willing to spend a little more, you can find metal strap locks that offer excellent security, style and a handy quick-release system. To install it, unscrew the standard guitar button and screw in a metal strap instead. The benefits of these systems are that they are very convenient when you want to take the strap off quickly. While made of metal, these systems tend to come with felt washers, that are included to protect the finish of your guitar.
Buy strap locks in our stores
While buying a strap lock is nowhere near as exciting as buying a new guitar, amplifier, or even a strap, it is one of those accessories that energetic guitarists need to buy. You don't have to spend a large sum of money to get something decent and it's much cheaper than repairing a guitar. You can buy strap locks in our stores. It is also possible to place an order in the online store. Thanks to the wide assortment, everyone will find a suitable product for themselves. You can always count on professional advice and assistance. We care about the quality of service and do everything we can to make sure you are satisfied with your purchase.