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KHB

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I am looking to install a strap lock system on my new Special, but ideally I'm looking for a set that does not change the existing strap button hole i.e. can be used with the same screw, or a screw of equal length/diameter. Anyone know of any? Schaller S Locks is my usual preference, but in the past I have found their built-in screw to be quite chunky and ends up widening the hole, which I'd like to avoid.

Thanks!
 

danny-79

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I’ve got Ernie Ball super locks in all my basses. No extra drilling, modding of any description needed, use the original screws you remove if you like or the ones that they come with are a little longer and with these you have the added advantage of them looking and functioning the same as a regular strap button.
Never had any issues whatsoever with mine, coming loose on strap or bass
 

brash47

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I’ve got Ernie Ball super locks in all my basses. No extra drilling, modding of any description needed, use the original screws you remove if you like or the ones that they come with are a little longer and with these you have the added advantage of them looking and functioning the same as a regular strap button.
Never had any issues whatsoever with mine, coming loose on strap or bass
I agree with this post and have changed out every single one of my basses to these. It sure makes it easier to use the same strap on all my basses.

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danny-79

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I agree with this post and have changed out every single one of my basses to these. It sure makes it easier to use the same strap on all my basses.

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Same here, I’ve only got three straps and quite a few pairs of “spare” locks, not that I’ve ever never them.
Playing live if I’m using my wireless I can change basses and keep the same strap and do it in the same speed as if the strap was already attached, push it in, give it a pinch to make sure it’s locked. Job done
 

Monahan

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For me, the most dependable strap locks are the Dunlop "Dual Design" versions. These are direct replacements on the Stingray Special and Bongo; no plugging, drilling, etc. necessary. LOVE that I can use a standard strap if I leave my locking equipped strap at home-- which has happened more than once ;)

As a bonus, these strap locks are super easy to find, come in a variety of colors and cost less than $20.

Hope this helps~
 
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