Acoustic Guitar Strap Lock - Recommended?

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Acoustic Guitar Strap Lock - Recommended?

Unread post by newplucker » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:49 pm

Hello,

I just purchased the APX 600 for my son. I've been reading about strap locks and it seems like a good idea while the lad learns how to play. I really like the D'Addario CinchFit Acoustic Jack Lock but it doesn't work with the Yamaha jack side. Just wondering what folks are using to secure their straps on their guitars?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Re: Acoustic Guitar Strap Lock - Recommended?

Unread post by Saul » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:39 pm

I have never used a strap lock and actually I rarely use a strap because I mostly play in a seated position.

A good quality strap should not need a lock to prevent it slipping. Have you checked out some of the better guitar straps to see if they may be suitable on their own?
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Re: Acoustic Guitar Strap Lock - Recommended?

Unread post by newplucker » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:03 am

No - don't know what are the better quality straps. What are some of the better quality straps?

I figured I just want one based on my kid.
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Re: Acoustic Guitar Strap Lock - Recommended?

Unread post by Saul » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:22 am

newplucker wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:03 am
No - don't know what are the better quality straps. What are some of the better quality straps?

I figured I just want one based on my kid.
Ah now that's the big question. There are so many to choose from and at all different price points :think:

These are kind of nice if your into 60's pop art and they have locks at each end:
https://amzn.to/31x8YZI
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Also the D'Addario Planet Waves straps with locking ends:
https://amzn.to/2Z1y4yl
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You can pay a fortune for a strap but I think the above are very reasonable and would do the job. Loads more to choose from of course.
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Re: Acoustic Guitar Strap Lock - Recommended?

Unread post by Buzzard » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:13 am

Hi newplucker, welcome to the forum and string section.

Straplocks can be VERY EXPENSIVE, but there is a cheap way to keep the guitar safe: use rubber spacers.
You can buy them in guitar shops at a reasonable price, and dead cheap in hardware stores.



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Re: Acoustic Guitar Strap Lock - Recommended?

Unread post by newplucker » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:46 am

Thanks Buzzard - good info in the video!
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Re: Acoustic Guitar Strap Lock - Recommended?

Unread post by MotoMike » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:16 am

Buzzard wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:13 am
and dead cheap in hardware stores.]

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