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Dunlop Dual-Design Straplok System   

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The Dunlop Straplok System is designed with the artist in mind. 360 groove-and-ball design allows the unit to rotate without catching. The strap reta...Read More

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OVERVIEW

Wider flange button provides extra security.

The Dunlop Straplok System is designed with the artist in mind. 360 groove-and-ball design allows the unit to rotate without catching. The strap retainers are easy to install and operate. The case-hardened steel skin guarantees long life. The same strap can be used with several guitars as the strap button is interchangeable. Release-tested up to 800 lbs. of pull; it won't come loose. Complete set (2 units for instrument and strap) adapts to instrument by replacing existing strap pins and screws with special Straplok System brand buttons and screws. 2 strap attachments are included.

FEATURES
  • 360 groove-and-ball design allows unit to rotate without catching
  • Easy to install and operate
  • Case-hardened steel skin guarantees long life
  • Same strap can be used with several guitars as the button is interchangeable
  • Release-tested up to 800 lbs.

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DunlopDual-Design Straplok System
 
4.6

(based on 456 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (364)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (22)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (159)
  • Functional (155)
  • Easy to use (148)
  • Easy to install (6)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

  • Not functional (4)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Concerts (85)
  • Practicing (81)
  • Back-up (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (104), Professional musician (55), Novice (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love them Dunlop Straploks!

What's not to like? You get a quality set of strap loks that allow you to snap your strap on and off easily BUT when connected is very secure. Item worth having to protect...Read complete review

What's not to like? You get a quality set of strap loks that allow you to snap your strap on and off easily BUT when connected is very secure. Item worth having to protect your guitar from dropping while playing. Solid construction, quality plating, easy installation. I have them on all 11 of my guitars, my bass. Go the extra money and get a set and protect your guitar investment.
Features are a swivel style straplok that attaches securely to where you removed your old strap mount. The Dunlops feature a slightly larger screw so that you securely get a bite on the wood, they go a bit deeper as well to ensure more contacts for safe and secure attachement. Then you attach a collar with the push-in post through the strap (this could take a bit of doing or even trimming the leather to allow the clamp collar to snap into it's groove. So you push the post through the strap enough to expose the clamp ring, drop a matching finish washer over the post, and slide the C clamp securely over the push in post. All that remains is to push in the pin, which retracts the small ball bearings enound to allow the post to slide into the strap lock on the guitar, release the push in pin and the balls extend out and secure the post deep inside the strap lock. It cannot be pulled out, in fact, you'd risk perhaps yanking the strap lock out of the guitar body first. Best of all, they swivel 180 degrees so you have complete freedom of motion.
Solid quality, nice finishes, heavy plating. Best of all is a good screw phillips head that won't strip out as you're driving it into the guitar blocks. Hint: if it gets too tight and you still haven't secured the strap lock end to the guitar, compressing that little piece of felt that was on the guitar, you may want to remove the screw, and with a much tinier drill bit than the screw, drill out the hole so that the screw isn't trying to drill a new hole, You'll still get a nice secure fit. What happens if you mess up and strip the screw hole? Grab a couple of toothpicks, I like the pointy rounded ones, snap them in half and slide both halves into the stripped screw hold small end first. You may even want to add a drop of Tight-Bond wood glue for insurance. The toothpicks are now wedged into the oversized hole when the screw mashes them up against the holes oversized walls. The screws will bite the toothpicks, glue will make it all secure. Let it rest overnight before attaching the strap loks.
Hey, you spent a lot of MONEY, scrimped, saved, toiled, and slaved to buy your new guitar. To protect it, you want the security a good set of straploks will give you. Cheap insurance to keep from dropping your pride and joy.

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Awkward

These strap locks are horrible. They look rediculous because they stick out an extra inch from the body, and that causes added stress to the screw. (which explains why it comes with extra...Read complete review

These strap locks are horrible. They look rediculous because they stick out an extra inch from the body, and that causes added stress to the screw. (which explains why it comes with extra long screws. B.T.W you have to drill your guitar to accommodate the longer screws) If I play unplugged,they also produce a "Rattling Buzz" when I play lower notes.

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5.0

The best strap lock there is

By Dave S

from Corning, NY

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

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      Comments about Dunlop Dual-Design Straplok System:

      Every time I purchase a guitar, the first thing I do is install a set of Dunlop Straploks on it. They are my go-to strap lock and they have been for years. I love the way they work and I've never had a problem.

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      4.0

      Good product but one minor flaw

      By C.M.

      from Baltimore, MD

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      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

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          Comments about Dunlop Dual-Design Straplok System:

          The locks are really good once you get them on, but the hard part is installing the screws. They were too big for my Mexican fender. I tried using the stock screws but the head was too big for the button. The trick to getting them in is to put some bar soap on the threads of the screws and put a lot of effort in it. I didn't have to drill holes but it was a pain to get those screws in.

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          5.0

          excellant choice

          By zeeker

          from Florida

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

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            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Dunlop Dual-Design Straplok System:

            This is one of the best systems around,

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            5.0

            Great Product

            By None

            from Show Low, AZ

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Dunlop Dual-Design Straplok System:

              The "C" clips will never loosen and fall off like the other brand.

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              5.0

              Work fine. Does the job

              By bassdeal

              from Saratoga Springs, NY USA

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              Pros

              • Functional
              • Good Quality

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                  Comments about Dunlop Dual-Design Straplok System:

                  These were my 3rd set of these strap-locks. Once installed they are very secure on the strap and when properly inserted into the supplied end-pins are very secure.

                  I agree with one reviewer physics-wise they do put more stress on the end-pins because of the increased distance the strap is connected from the bass (in my case) body but after decades of use with my other sets I have never had a problem. The instructions do mention to lubricate the pins which I forgot to do with my other sets and they are a bit stiffer but I feel after I lubricate them they will be like new.

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                  5.0

                  Best strap locks

                  By Wilson

                  from Cedar Rapids, IA

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to set up

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Dunlop Dual-Design Straplok System:

                  These are hands down the best strap locks that I have ever used. I have tried several others but the nut would come loose eventually, leaving the guitar or bass open to a drop. These are a bit of a challenge to get installed but by the 3rd one I had the hang of it. I would rather have it be difficult to install and then not to have to worry about it as opposed to installing and tightening the nut before each gig.

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                  5.0

                  Great for my Bass

                  By 49er Basser

                  from NE Ga

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                  Pros

                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Dunlop Dual-Design Straplok System:

                    This is the 2nd set of Straploks that I've used. Both basses are solid body Ibanez (I know these basses are slightly lighter than Fenders generally, so that helps). I know of the complaints of installing these on hollow bodies, and that might be true. And you need to be careful and deliberate about making sure the hole is the right size and length so as to not damage the guitar. But I've done that on both my basses, and have gotten great results from these locks. Follow the directions and you'll be fine. These fasteners have never failed me in hundreds of gigs and practices over several years on my first bass. So when I bought my new 5-string, I couldn't go with another brand. They're right for me!

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                    4.0

                    I pretty much use these exclusively

                    By *****

                    from Massachusetts

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                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

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                        Comments about Dunlop Dual-Design Straplok System:

                        Dunlops are a good design

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                        5.0

                        All I use!

                        By Mitch

                        from MN

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                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

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                            Comments about Dunlop Dual-Design Straplok System:

                            These are great, I have never had a strap come loose in twenty years of use. I recommend these strongly if you are worried about your guitar slipping loose. You have to come up with a little ingenuity when putting them on a guitar with an end pin. I removed the end pin and glued in a dowel, then drilled the dowel and attached the strap lock with the screw provided. Works great and will never come out. Twenty years of unfailing service merits high marks for these.

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                            5.0

                            best there are

                            By Ed

                            from NM

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Dunlop Dual-Design Straplok System:

                              keeps you from droping your guitar

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