J-custom strap locks (1990's style recessed) - how can i fix them to the strap?
I've having trouble forcing the semicircular iron securing piece into the groove at the back of the straplock on a 1997 J-Custom. Any suggestions? I've tried thumb pressure; holding it with a spanner and pushing; and finally hammering. Hammering is next to impossible as the black circular disc that fits flush against the iron semicircle gets in the way of the stroke.
The worst thing is, I have another guitar lying round with the same straplocks and somehow I managed that a couple of years back, but I don't remember having all this trouble - maybe they slipped on more easily.
There's got to be a simple solution - please help!
NB - J-Custom owners, don't get confused with the current syle of strap lock - totally different beastie.