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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Dimarzio Straps

Hey everyone! It's been awhile since my last post. Hope everyone is doing great! I have a question about my Dimarzio strap. I recently started using the awesome quick release but noticed that when I placed my Jem in the case, the plastic connectors (w/strap off) are laying on the body. I tried to figure out some way to keep them off the body like using a sweat band or even placing a soft towel over the body. Maybe I am being to picky....But she is mint. I know she won't stay that way forever, but if I can prevent something from happening I will try. Anybody got any ideas ??? Thanks!!! ~mojo
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 02:00 PM
 
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Re: Dimarzio Straps

What kind of case/guitar are you using. With my Jem case I am able to just lay them beside the guitar on the padding.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Dimarzio Straps

Team J Craft that came with her
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-01-2006, 01:43 AM
 
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Re: Dimarzio Straps

I just fold it back so it's resting against itself(cliplock, not the guitar).
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-01-2006, 02:37 AM
 
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Re: Dimarzio Straps

^^^^ Simple yet effective!
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-01-2006, 10:10 PM
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Re: Dimarzio Straps

I'm going back to 2-1/2" leather (black strap on a 7VWH) with gold Dunlop locks. Strap off, will look original, and no loose ends banging around when I record and the strap isn't on. Tried the cliplock, didn't like. And to think I had to search for a white one, as everyone seemed out of them! Anyway, my $0.02.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-02-2006, 03:17 AM
 
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Re: Dimarzio Straps

I got a standard presige case and just simply cut two small holes about 3cm away from the main cavity where the guitar sits so they have thier own holders. Before I got my guitar swirls and it was still black i accidently chipped a load of paint off by not being too carefull. The factory finish sucks.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-05-2006, 06:19 AM
 
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Re: Dimarzio Straps

what i did with my RG2550e is

with the cliplock on the horn, open the compartment and put the end in there
then close the compartment

then with the other one just put it on top on the arm contour maybe with a piece of tissue in between so as not to scratch the guitar(not that i care about anythis like that)
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-06-2006, 02:09 PM
 
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Hey thanks for the feedback! Tons of great ideas. Right now, I am placing the one on the horn on the compartment and the other one I have a sweatband on it. I really like the Dimarzio straps (and indeed it took awhile to find a white one). Thanks again!!
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-12-2006, 06:37 AM
 
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Re: Dimarzio Straps

as Rich had said at one point about the Dimarzio straps, they aren't friendly to the finish on guitars. i've got dings where the strap hits the body when playing. i use them on a few of mine (including Elvis and Blackie) and i might try the solder idea over a strap button.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-12-2006, 09:58 AM
 
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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.
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