Re: DiMarzio Cliplok Straps
It apparently chipped and gnawed away at my RG520's finish over the years... It looks pretty bad, although it's in the back, just around the corner where the strap lock ends reach. It's a gigging guitar and stuff is bound to happen, but I wish I had known that issue previously as I could've possibly prevented it with something like velcro, as suggested above.
It's kinda interesting, because the strap lock ends themselves don't directly touch the body when the guitar is on you, so I think it happens when you're taking the guitar off/putting it on, as the angle of the strap changes. I'm trying to be careful with my JPM, which also has the DiMarzio strap lock, but I'm also thinking about padding it one way or another.
It makes you wonder though... how come all of the big guys (Satch, Vai, JP, etc.) are all using it on their precious guitars? It must work well-enough for them, right?!?!?!