Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
I've got one of those Planet Waves locking straps (can't remember the exact name right now), and it's great, except for a few things I had to fix: The backs of the strap ends (the parts that clip onto the guitar) are rubber, with bumps, and they not only scuff up the finish on your guitar, they prevent natural movement of the guitar while playing. Easily fixed by putting a piece of cloth the size of the strap ends with a hole in the middle for the strap button between them and the guitar. Another problem is that it started to unscrew the strap buttons on my guitar, so I popped the strap buttons out and epoxied them back in. Apparently wood glue has a habit of corroding things like screws, so that's why I used something else.
And in my testing I discovered that when hit with a LOT of force, the ends pop open and almost fall apart (probably would have if I had pushed a little harder on my guitar), but it takes a LOT to do that. Still wouldn't mind a better design for the strap ends.