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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-28-2006, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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JC Strap-locks?

My J-Custom came with these:



Now, they look like straplocks to me but I can't figure out how to install them. Am I suposed to remove the ones that come on the guitar or use them at the same time?

Any help appreciated.
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Re: JC Strap-locks?

They're twist locks - install them on the straps (with the nut & washer) and twist the top clockwise (which pulls in the clips on each side of the lock) and insert it into the strap button on the guitar and release the twist. Repeat as necessary to remove ;-)

A word of advice - be careful if you jump around a lot when playing (like yours truly) because the strap is further away from the guitar causing more pressure where the strap button and the guitar meet. I ripped the button out of the guitar through the top of the horn once because of that.
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Re: JC Strap-locks?

Hey That did it man.

THX a lot!
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A word of advice - be careful if you jump around a lot when playing (like yours truly) because the strap is further away from the guitar causing more pressure where the strap button and the guitar meet. I ripped the button out of the guitar through the top of the horn once because of that.
I would never buy a guitar that had been so mistreated!
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I would never buy a guitar that had been so mistreated!


You must have been reading my mind Jim!
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Re: JC Strap-locks?

Enjoy your JC zEr0 .

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Re: JC Strap-locks?

Sure will.

Not afraid of breaking any horns either... WHO on earth jumps around with a JC???
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Re: JC Strap-locks?

I'd just leave the standard buttons on to be honest, the Ibanez ones seem to be nice and big, I haven't had a regular strap slip off.. yet.. *touches wood.*

What JC did you bag?
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Re: JC Strap-locks?

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I'd just leave the standard buttons on to be honest, the Ibanez ones seem to be nice and big, I haven't had a regular strap slip off.. yet.. *touches wood.*
The buttons on the JCs ARE strap locks... the above pictured pieces go on the strap. Unfortunately my used JC didn't come with the locks for on the strap and I haven't seen them for sale anywhere...

And I'll second the question, which JC did you get?
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Re: JC Strap-locks?

It's not a new model but she's almost mint and I prefer them that way (still has the good ol' Lo-Pro 7).

The exact model is RG7-1VV and is the precursor to the actual 8527. I've had it for a few months already and I've posted some pics on another thread but here's a more recent one (she now has an Evolution7 in the bridge and a Blaze Custom in the neck).



Go here if you want to see the whole thing:

http://photobucket.com/albums/v180/m...RG7-1VV%20LIZ/

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Re: JC Strap-locks?

Allow me to get back into the topic for a second...

are these strap-locks KNOWN to be unreliable cuz I've been using them for 2 days and one of them has already crapped out. The little dial you turn to unlock it doesn't automatically go back to it's original position anymore so I can't ever be sure if my strap is locked or not. WTF!

I'm back to using the normal thingies now. They seem pretty safe to me...
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Re: JC Strap-locks?

What they tend to do when I use them (in a non jumping manner) is loosen the screw on the strap button.

They're cool and unique but seem to have a few inherent flaws.

Maybe just use a strap the "old fashioned" way would be best.

Sweet RG-7 BTW!
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Unfortunately my used JC didn't come with the locks for on the strap and I haven't seen them for sale anywhere...
If you have the same strap lock/pins as in the picture. it's a Gotoh EPR-2. Shouldn't be too hard to find a place that sell Gotoh parts.
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If you have the same strap lock/pins as in the picture. it's a Gotoh EPR-2. Shouldn't be too hard to find a place that sell Gotoh parts.
And I got some of evilbay about 1 month ago for my RG1527. They look great but i can see how the spring would stop working.

Awesome J-Custom man ive been lusting over one of those for ages!!
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