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Old March 29th, 2017, 03:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The new strap button (the fat one)

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I have a 2016 tribute model with the new strap button. It is larger than the old one.
I tried a lot with the strap and it seems to be very safety.
Does anyone have problems with this strap button model?

I don't want to replace with a strap lock, but if anybody has a problem, perhaps I consider to change.

Thanks for any tips.


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Old March 29th, 2017, 06:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I had those on my Melody Maker. I agree that it's a bit harder to install and remove the strap but at some point, the keyhole in the strap will stretch. I use Schaeller straplocks on all my guitars. Better safe than sorry.


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Old March 29th, 2017, 04:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had those on my Melody Maker. I agree that it's a bit harder to install and remove the strap but at some point, the keyhole in the strap will stretch. I use Schaeller straplocks on all my guitars. Better safe than sorry.


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Old March 30th, 2017, 04:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't understand why guitar manufacturers can't use standard size button. PRS insist on using large strap buttons and it's awkward if like me you use straps with built in locks like Planet Waves. They don't fit over the PRS buttons. Luckily I am down to one of their models now
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How do you like those Planet Wave straps? A friend of mine bought one and within a year, it had broken.

Personally, I have a strap for each guitar, all of them leather, that I keep in their respective guitar cases. I find each guitar has its own "sweet spot" when slung over my shoulder and I don't like fidgeting around trying to find that every time I switch guitars.

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How do you like those Planet Wave straps? A friend of mine bought one and within a year, it had broken.

Personally, I have a strap for each guitar, all of them leather, that I keep in their respective guitar cases. I find each guitar has its own "sweet spot" when slung over my shoulder and I don't like fidgeting around trying to find that every time I switch guitars.

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I think I have around 10 Rob. As long as you treat them right, they are great. I have only had one that broke and it was really my fault. I was trying to force it onto the stupid fat buttons on a PRS I had. It broke off a bit of the catching mechanism and so I had to ditch it.

They are so easy to adjust that I can easily swap between my LPs.

My leather straps, as nice as they are, take too long to adjust
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Old March 31st, 2017, 10:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I always use Schaller strap locks on every guitar I ever own, even when I had 20. Someone dropped my first electric guitar because she held it just by the strap and it came off one end and the headstock smashed on the ground. Not too much damage, luckily for her, but since then (about 1982) I've always used strap locks
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Old March 31st, 2017, 09:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have used Dunlop Strap Locks on all my guitars since the 1970s. I've been doing that ever since I caught my first Les Paul as it was diving to the ground. I put a set on as soon as I get a new guitar home. I only own three guitar straps, but 20-some guitars.

So I don't know much about strap buttons!
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That larger button sure beats the little button of the past models! I use Schaller's strap locks on almost all my guitars; but for some reason I don't like it on a Gibson Lucille. I know the button at the back of neck heel is so small, that if you happen to lean the guitar forward the strap easily comes off the button.

Anybody know if Gibson sells that large button? Thanks!
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That larger button sure beats the little button of the past models! I use Schaller's strap locks on almost all my guitars; but for some reason I don't like it on a Gibson Lucille. I know the button at the back of neck heel is so small, that if you happen to lean the guitar forward the strap easily comes off the button.



Anybody know if Gibson sells that large button? Thanks!


Yes the Gibson site sells the big button


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