Join Date: Jun 2004
Re: Dimarzio Straps
Yeah all 7 of my electrics (soon to be 8 as soon as the new strap comes in) I've done making the hole bigger to fit over the small end of the strap button using a soldering iron to widen the hole, none of them have harmed my finish this way and my oldest guitar , a early 90's Jackson I think a 94', has no finish issues from doing it that way. The strap is sliding on the strap button instead of against the body the way Dimarzio tells you to. It can be a bitch melting the nylon, cutting off the melted chunks and so forth, til it's wide enough. But it's worth it in the end. After 7 of them I have it down to a science now. I love the cliplocks. I have tried the dunlop strap lock before, but it came off while jamming and I almost dropped my guitar. I never had that problem with a Cliplock. I just think Dimarzio should make design them to install the way I do it (I've seen someone else on this forum do it that way too, though I don't know his technique for widening the hole) I'm rambling..haven't gotten much sleep...I'm a new daddy. I'll stop now. peace.