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12-02-2007 02:28 PM
wilch
Re: Let's talk about DiMarzio Cliplock and similar straps

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Originally Posted by WMerkert View Post
Isn't it possible to protect the guitar by wrapping the clips with tape ?
I ask this 'cause just yesterday i installed the DiMarzio Cliplocks to my VWH and DNA.
Not really.

But you can minimize the possible damage.

I've stuck a bit of black soft felt to the underside of the plastic bits, cut to size so you can't tell it's there.

I also make sure the clips are away from the body before I close the cases. The genuine Ibanez flight cases seem to hold them in the same spot during transit.

I have Dimarzio ClipLock straps on all my guitars except my DNA and
I've had these on my guitars for years now and I've not had any damage to the finish.

IMO, they're the most "natural" feeling, and best looking of all the strap locks.

I've tried Jim Dunlop and Schaller ones. I don't like them. The strap feels like it's holding the guitar from the wrong spot with those. The Dunlop ones stayed for a total of 1 hour after being installed before I got the ****s and took them off.

The Schaller ones stayed for a day or two.

The Dimarzio cliplocks have been on my guitars for over 5 years now. They just feel natural and look good too imo .
12-02-2007 02:11 PM
NiCkMiLnE
Re: Let's talk about DiMarzio Cliplock and similar straps

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Originally Posted by markg5150 View Post
Clip locks are good except for the damage they cause in a case. No more clip locks for me!!
duster + elastic band over the clip end when you put it away in the case, no more damage
12-01-2007 08:57 PM
jemaholic
Re: Let's talk about DiMarzio Cliplock and similar straps

In the case, the bottom one is the one that can damage - I always have a cleaning cloth in there anyway, so I wrap the plastic clip in the cloth and it's all set.

Pink straps- I was in a local music store 2 years ago and they had TWO pink ones still in the plasit box hanging with the other straps. I think I paid $19 each for them! Sorry, not for sale.

-jemaholic
11-29-2007 09:28 PM
Dragon Slayer J
Re: Let's talk about DiMarzio Cliplock and similar straps

Just fold the bottom clip over itself and put the upper horn one in the pocket. and if you wana use the original strap buttons you just have to widen the hole using a soldering iron or something similar.
11-29-2007 12:58 PM
djpharoah
Re: Let's talk about DiMarzio Cliplock and similar straps

I solved the problem on my k7 and its straplocks by wrapping some tape around the edges of the clip. Now if it hits the body it just slides and doesnt scratch it.
11-29-2007 11:04 AM
rty13ibz98
Re: Let's talk about DiMarzio Cliplock and similar straps

i actually have cliplocks on almost all of my ibanez's. all of my rg's, 2 540s's, and a 540r. everything else i have has schaller straplocks. the only exceptions are my basses. i put schaller, dunlop, and the ibanez gotoh locks i pulled from my prestiges on them. i personally love the schaller, you just have to make sure they are tight, with every string change, just check them with a screwdriver. the cliplocks have a tendancy to mess up finishes on the back, especially if you move around a lot like i do. ibanez's crappy paint jobs don't exactly help this as well. my rg7620's were the first to suffer. but still, i love them so much that i have them on all of my rg's and have a few on standby for new guitars.

rich
11-29-2007 10:48 AM
finstah
Re: Let's talk about DiMarzio Cliplock and similar straps

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Originally Posted by Vim Fuego View Post
In my opinion the best locking straps are the LM Surelock straps

They even have just the end bits available for fitting to your favorite strap

The normal guitar strap button goes through the plastic keyhole shaped hole and sits at the bottom. The popper fastens over the front preventing the strap button from lifting up and out of the hole.
The work really well! I have both the whole straps and the end fittings on normal straps and have had no problems. I use them on all my guitars.
You don't have to remove the strap buttons and you can easily take the strap off after a gig.
They should be easier to get hold of in the states than the UK as well!
Jim
My cousin has one of these on his Les Paul...seems to work fine as he is a thrasher on stage.

I still swear by the Schallers and a little glue to hold them in tight
11-28-2007 11:19 AM
Thomas Welch
Re: Let's talk about DiMarzio Cliplock and similar straps

If this were a poll, I'd vote for Shallers all the way. They have never let me down. I've never used anything else.....I'm practicing for an endorsement deal....
11-28-2007 05:53 AM
Distantshore
Re: Let's talk about DiMarzio Cliplock and similar straps

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Originally Posted by markg5150 View Post
Clip locks are good except for the damage they cause in a case. No more clip locks for me!!
I had the same thing happen sometime ago...sucked!
11-28-2007 04:55 AM
Vim Fuego
Re: Let's talk about DiMarzio Cliplock and similar straps

In my opinion the best locking straps are the LM Surelock straps

They even have just the end bits available for fitting to your favorite strap

The normal guitar strap button goes through the plastic keyhole shaped hole and sits at the bottom. The popper fastens over the front preventing the strap button from lifting up and out of the hole.
The work really well! I have both the whole straps and the end fittings on normal straps and have had no problems. I use them on all my guitars.
You don't have to remove the strap buttons and you can easily take the strap off after a gig.
They should be easier to get hold of in the states than the UK as well!
Jim
11-27-2007 09:37 PM
Wild_Child
Re: Let's talk about DiMarzio Cliplock and similar straps

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Originally Posted by Devon8822 View Post
I dont understand why you simply cannot put the cliplock strap onto an ibanez without any mods, or switching out the screw and strap pin. Cant you just undo the strap pin put the screw through the hole in the strap and than screw it back on your guitar? Or is the hole to small or something? why do they even bother give new screws with the strap?
The screws are longer, and therefore more secure.
11-27-2007 09:23 PM
Draco
Re: Let's talk about DiMarzio Cliplock and similar straps

I switched to Dunlop Straploks a while ago, and I haven't looked back.
11-27-2007 07:31 PM
Rodney James
Re: Let's talk about DiMarzio Cliplock and similar straps

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11-27-2007 06:47 PM
Devon8822
Re: Let's talk about DiMarzio Cliplock and similar straps

I dont understand why you simply cannot put the cliplock strap onto an ibanez without any mods, or switching out the screw and strap pin. Cant you just undo the strap pin put the screw through the hole in the strap and than screw it back on your guitar? Or is the hole to small or something? why do they even bother give new screws with the strap?
09-20-2007 03:08 PM
ken_r152
Re: Let's talk about DiMarzio Cliplock and similar straps

I have a Cliplock strap on my Jem, and I used to have one on my Strat. I agree, I didn't like the idea that they would bang around on the bodies when they were in the case. A friend of mine has Schallers and they seemed to do the job. I always did wish that DiMarzio would come out with a strap that used Schaller type connectors, along with a padded fluorescent strap.

Ibanez has its own Free Lock strap connectors, but they're rare and you'll pay dearly for them. I think I was quoted 60 dollars for the set.

http://www.ibanez.com/parts/2001_PAR...x-StrapPin.htm

Another alternative is to do what Eddie Van Halen did, and screw in some eye-bolts and use dog leash connectors.

A friend of mine dropped his guitar during a gig (it fell off the strap), and a large chunk of wood ripped off the guitar.
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