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Offline flyofmyeye

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« on: February 16, 2009, 06:39:24 PM »
I need some advice on strap locks for my Fly Mojo. Any opinions on which are the best? I'm really hesitant to replace the original strap pin. However the thought of a drop...(needless to write). I've seen the Dunlop Ergo Loks which slide on the outside of the original pin and strap. But, do they work? Any other suggestions for locks?

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Offline Nefarius

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 11:57:43 PM »
No problem in replacing the original pins with strap lock pins as long as you cut off about a third of the screw for the upper horn as the full length screw would be much too deep and probably damage your mojo. Just cut it to about the same length as the original pin screw.

Other than that I think it's only picking the strap lock you like, no matter if it's Dunlop, Schaller or Ernie Ball or whatever else may exist. I've been using my black Schaller locks for many years now on all my guitars and my bass, with the same locking parts and the same strap and never had any problems.

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Offline simonlock

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 12:15:41 AM »
Select your screws with great care!

I like the Schaller locks but one drawback is that they tend to squeak and rattle when you're sitting so if you're recording you have to take care that it doesn't make it to the mic.

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Offline 908ssp

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 08:49:02 AM »
I put a flat black rubber washer over the Schaller strap pin then the strap lock stops the rattle but most helps keep the ends of the strap lined up with the guitar when I take the guitar off and on.

I think the Schaller design is way better than the Dunlop pin design. The only precaution with the Schallers is you should use a drop of superglue or Loc-tite on the threads when assembling the lock part to the strap.

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Offline flyofmyeye

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2009, 11:57:24 AM »
Thanks Nef, Simon & Alex! I appreciate the info.
 

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Offline Roland

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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2009, 03:44:23 PM »
I prefer Schallers too. The Dunlop is longer, so it must exert greater leverage on the fixing screw.  Not tried any of the other models

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Offline Doulos

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2009, 01:16:06 AM »
I use Surelock straps.  I love this strap because they lock onto any guitar post, and there is no need to install anything into the guitar.  The only slight flaw is that there will be a half twist in the back because of the Parker Fly post locations, but it doesn't bother me at all.  And, they are cheap and come in all kinds of colors.  Here is a link:  http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/LM-Products-Surelock-Nylon-Guitar-Strap?sku=500029

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Offline intrud3rx

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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2009, 02:58:57 AM »
I believe you can change the screw for the shallel ones and put the one you already have for your pins so that you don't have to cut it.
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Offline Will2000

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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2010, 04:25:03 PM »
I use the DiMarzio Clip Locks and am very pleased with them.  I have tried several others on my flys, but the DiMarzio for me seems the best.  The Pros:  It is very secure, attaches with the screw very close to the body and is easy to take on and off.  The Cons:  When you put your guitar away in it's case, the plastic clips can chip the paint on the body.  I have a couple of cloth covers I put over the clip locks before I put my guitar away.  It keeps them from then coming directly in contact with the body of the guitar during transport.
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