Need to know what others are doing with these straps.
It appears that the Jems and Uni's all have been using larger screws for some time now on the strap buttons that come stock on Jem/Uvi's. *The DiMarzio strap locks come with smaller screws, brass bushing and plastic washers. *Obviously these screws from DiMarzio are to small for the hole drilled by the factory. *The stock Ibanez screw will not fit in the bushing. *Now in the past I just wood glued into the hole a toothpick ( top quality ones at that)
I really don't want to have to start the wood glueing thing on my DNA,,,but it appears I really have little choice. *I am seeing alot of pictures of guitars from this sight that are sporting the strap locks. *I was just wondering if any of you have come up with a better solution.
I have talked to DiMarzio and they tell me that they weren't aware that Ibanez had gone to a larger screw diameter. *I find that kind of hard to beleive,,,but then again.....
They went on to tell me that they don't make a larger bushing nor do they plan to specialize for one manufacturer,,,they claim to go by industry standard,,so until every make of guitar is using the heavier duty screws it don't sound like anytime soon will they be changing. *Strap lock, straps are by far my favorite, I would love to keep using them. *
I even tried to use the planet wave on my uni' and had to route out the opening on the straps locking mechanism in order to get it over the big ass strap buttons. *Any suggestions?