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Fits any guitar end pin. - A result of years of research, the patented design of Planet Lock fits virtually any guitar and stays locked in place until you release the side pin. Unlike ordinary strap lock systems, the Planet Lock is designed to fit securely on your guitar's existing end pin. The Planet Lock is safe, secure, and easy to use. Adjusts 32"-57" - - Planet Waves 2" PLANET LOCK Strap Features: - New and Improved Design! - 60% smaller strap ends with improved locking mechanism - Now available in Planet Waves 5 best-selling strap patterns - Adjusts 32"-57"


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A workable solution to use with existing strap pins featured

Comments I've been an avid user of the Dunlop "Straplok" systems for quite a while. Those require you to replace your existing guitar's strap pins and screws and then install special stap attachments at the ends of your guitar straps. I thought I'd try the Planet Waves Lock Strap as a solution that is a bit simpler; something that didn't require that I remove any parts from an existing guitar.

The strap itself comes with a locking mechanism that twists into place after you snap on the strap over each stap button on your guitar. In fact, it rachets while you're twisting it and remains incredibly secure until you release the ratchet with a button on the side of the lock. There is absolutely no concern about accidental disconnection with these straps. Plus, they're available in various colors and patterns, including two of my favorites which contain the artwork of Satch himself.

Minor complaints: The strap ends are a very rigid structure which contains the locking mechanism. Therefore they remain set at the same angle as the strap pins on your guitar, as opposed to bending like a normal strap. This looks a bit awkward. Also, the locking mechanism really holds to your guitar pins rather tightly, and there's very little rotational movement unlike one of the Dunlop "Straplok" systems which have very free 360-degree movement even though the strap is completely locked. Also, attaching it to a JS1200 or JEM7V somewhat of a pain since the guitar pins are very large on those two guitars -- you have to force it.

Overall I think it is a good locking strap. I do like the fact that one can leave my existing hardware alone on every guitar. However, the lack of free motion that I'm used to with the Dunlop solution is a little annoying.

For now I believe I actually like the Dunlop Straplok system just a bit better.


Liked about it 1. Very secure locking mechanism
2. Well built
3. Available in great colors & patterns


Didn't like 1. Almost holds the strap to the pin too tightly.
2. Sometimes could be difficult to affix to guitars that have very large strap pins (like the JEM7V and JS1200).


Overall satisfaction:
 
3.0

By PortlandAxe
Oct 31, 2009
 
Last updated: June 07, 2010
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Not bad!

Comments This strap does pretty much exactly what I expected. It fits onto all of my strap buttons (including Schaller's) and then holds on tight! It's definitely a lot better than a regular strap, but I would still recommend a trusty set of Schaller Strap Locks over this. At the end of the day, I trust metal a lot more than plastic. That said, since I haven't gotten around to putting my Schaller locks back on my regular strap, I have been playing my Tele with the Planet Waves Lock Strap exclusively for the past 2 weeks with absolutely no issues or complaints. I think it's definitely worth it to keep one of these straps around just in case you need it in a pinch.


Liked about it -Locks onto the strap buttons on any of my guitars without issue
-Very sturdy for what it is
-Small piece of rubber protects the guitar from strap rash around the button


Didn't like -Made of plastic. Again, it's very sturdy for what it is, but I'd choose Schaller locks over this any day of the week


Overall satisfaction:
 
4.0

By Shifty
Apr 20, 2012
 
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Worth every penny!

Comments A few days ago I received my Planet Waves lock straps, ordered one for my new RGA8 and one for an other unspecified guitar. The first think that came to me when I tried to put on the strap on my Dean V was that it only fits on 1 side of the end, making it slightly uncomfortable to wear it with an extremely shaped guitar. When my RGA8 arrived, I immediately put it on the guitar and it would never come off. A very simple but very good working and cheap solution for locking strap pins.


Liked about it 1: It is very cheap.

2: It comes in a wide variety of colors.

3: It's very soft and feels very good on the shoulder.


Didn't like 1: It is simply made out of plastic, which gives me a bit of a fragile feeling about it.

2: Since the ends are solid, I'm afraid they will cause scratches on the body.

3: It isn't compatible for every guitar (see comments section).


Overall satisfaction:
 
4.5

By YJGB
Jun 07, 2011
 
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No Assembly Required!!! A Great Solution To A Big Problem

Comments This is my first review so bare with me. I had actually been looking into different straps for the simple reason that I was getting tired of the same old black satin strap I've had for years. I stumbled across this while doing so and thought it was a very interesting concept and a cheaper solution to buying strap locks and a strap. Plus I didn't have to remove any parts from the guitar, which for me is a great because I worry about about screwing up even the simplest things I do to my guitars. Some strap lock systems come with bigger screws and you could unintentionally tear up your body if not careful, with this there is no worries at all.

The locking mechanism that the strap contains is rather easy. Simply slide it over your strap pins and ratchet it into place. It was actually way more secure than I thought it would be. The only way it would malfunction is if your strap pins came loose from your guitar. Removal was rather easy as well. All you you have to do is press the very conveniently located button on the side of the locking mechanism and un-ratchet it. It's very quick and easy which comes in handy for switching guitars while I'm on stage. I'd recommend this to anyone.

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Liked about it 1. Comfortable
2. Easy to use
3. Affordable
4. Very Secure
5. No removal of parts


Didn't like 1. Slightly rigid where it attaches to strap pins
2. Really tight on strap pin which causes you to lose some range of motion


Overall satisfaction:
 
4.5

By xSoDopeImHeroinx
Jun 03, 2011
 
Last updated: June 06, 2011
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Very practical solution, but not the best quality

Comments I bought this few months ago for my rg1570.. Really pissed me off because they won't fit into larger strap pin of my RG.
Luckily my other guitar, which is a 2001 j custom has smaller pin, and the lockstrap works perfectly on it.
Locking structure is very rigid, and it's just impossible to detach/break.
I have 2 complaints though :
First it seems to me that it was not designed for Les Paul style guitars.. Because the plastic strap end is rigid, the upper bout of the guitar dig in into the grey rubber behind the locking structure.
Second, the strap is quite low quality compared to other company (ernie ball, levy, dimarzio).. I guess they have to cut corners to keep the lockstrap as affordable as non locking strap.
The fabric used is very thin, coarse, and it doesn't feel comfortable on skin at all. On the other hand, it has better grip on your clothes so you guitar won't just slide away easily


Liked about it 1. Very secure locking mechanism
2. Detachable, can be used on different guitar without modifications.
2. It's cheap!


Didn't like 1. Does not work on larger strap pins.
2. Wish the strap could be of more comfortable material.
3. Most of the graphic design looks childish/cheesy.. Like the barbed wire, or fire, etc..


Overall satisfaction:
 
3.5

By bowie8889
Mar 21, 2012
 
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