Friday, 10 October 2008
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Hi, I'm the newbee............................ :cry: Just got my bass and am in the learning stages... Learning how to play an instrument that I have been playing for 30 years.... But I guess the Fret thing and the headstock bump will take a few hours and I'll be off and running!!! Monsterous sounding 5 string.... Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knows how to put straploks on and are they recommended? I'm guessing that I use the mounting screws that are on the bass. Not the ones that come wit the straploks. Can anyone give me some guidance? Thanks BassMonster
13 years ago
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Here's the straplock thread: http://www.dingwallguitars.com/forum/vi ... ght=dunlop You will need to grind the head down if you use Sheldon's screws, for Dunlops, that is. You shouldn't use the Dunlop screws- too small. Mark
13 years ago
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Intreresting. I now have reason to move my ABI to straplocks, as my Z has them and I love to standardize across my basses!
13 years ago
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Does anyone besides me prefer Schallers over Dunlops? Every bass I own has Schaller strap locks, they've never let me down. I installed Dunlops on my AB1 for no other reason than they come standard on Dingwalls now. I've had them for two months, and my Dingwall would have hit the ground on three different occasions if I hadn't been holding the neck at the time they turned loose. Now I'm paranoid, when I put the strap on, I pull each connection to make sure the ball bearings engaged. The Schallers by design won't fail, even if the pin fails to engage the strap button, the U channel won't let the guitar fall. Thinking hard about chucking the Dunlops even though I like them aesthetically better than the Schallers.
13 years ago
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[quote="rollerberg2000":38euqhd1]Does anyone besides me prefer Schallers over Dunlops? Every bass I own has Schaller strap locks, they've never let me down. I installed Dunlops on my AB1 for no other reason than they come standard on Dingwalls now. I've had them for two months, and my Dingwall would have hit the ground on three different occasions if I hadn't been holding the neck at the time they turned loose. Now I'm paranoid, when I put the strap on, I pull each connection to make sure the ball bearings engaged. The Schallers by design won't fail, even if the pin fails to engage the strap button, the U channel won't let the guitar fall. Thinking hard about chucking the Dunlops even though I like them aesthetically better than the Schallers.[/quote:38euqhd1] I used the Dunlops on my 73 Precision for no other reason than that's what was on it when I purchased the bass (I still use the strap that came with that bass too!). I played that bass as my 'main' instrument from 2000 or so until 2005 for all practices and gigging and didn't have any trouble, loosening or failures. I'm about to install the same on my AB and reinstall the brackets on my strap so I can be 'standardized'.
13 years ago
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[quote="BassMonster":cem8m67b]Hi, I'm the newbee............................ :cry: Just got my bass and am in the learning stages... Learning how to play an instrument that I have been playing for 30 years.... But I guess the Fret thing and the headstock bump will take a few hours and I'll be off and running!!! Monsterous sounding 5 string.... Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knows how to put straploks on and are they recommended? I'm guessing that I use the mounting screws that are on the bass. Not the ones that come wit the straploks. Can anyone give me some guidance? Thanks BassMonster[/quote:cem8m67b] Hi I fitted Schallers to my 2002 AB1-5, I found that I needed to countersink the mounting lug to use the DW screws (which was very easy to do), once that was done it worked fine and I have never had any problems. I can provide photos of them fitted with the DW screws if that would help. N
13 years ago
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I have been using Dunlops on all my basses the last 10 years, and never dropped a bass. However, I always check that they are properly fastened. Sometimes the bearing is not entirely in place, so checking is essential. I would never consider Schallers. I don`t like the design, and I think they feel flimsy..
13 years ago
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I use Schallers on all of my basses. The only thing I don't like about them is the wimpy screw they come with. I change that as described in the link above, I grind the heads to fit through the strap pins. I like the idea that the additional scoop on the lock provides an extra security if the pin fails. I have never had a problem with them. I have never tried the Dunlops. I switched them off of my SJ5 as soon as I got it.
13 years ago
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Thanks for all of the support guys.. I think since all of my straps and other guitars & basses are fitted with Dunlop Straploks I will go with the Dunlops and grind the stock bass screw to fit the application. 8) Richie
13 years ago
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Put me down in the Schaller group. I have Schaller straplocks on all of my basses (currently numbering eight). I just put Schallers on my new Z1, rather than using the Dunlops. I used the same screws that were on the bass, but had to drill out the Schallers slightly for the screws to fit. Good luck.
13 years ago
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Do new Afterburner Is come with straplocks or not?
13 years ago
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Do new Afterburner Is come with straplocks or not? I don't believe so because my bass is fairly new :?: ... I think it has the newer knobs as well. BassMonster
13 years ago
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I think the newer AB's do. I saw some really nice ABII phots which showed the Dunlop locks. I could be wrong though.
13 years ago
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Here it is..an ABII-5 (walnut burl top & walnut neck) at Atlanta Bass Gallery. The buttons don't appear conical like the older regular strap buttons. They look like Dunlops to me. [img:6f4j506p]http://www.atlantabassgallery.com/bass_images/DSC03033.JPG[/img:6f4j506p][img:6f4j506p]http://www.atlantabassgallery.com/bass_images/DSC03034.JPG[/img:6f4j506p]
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I used to use Dunlops, one time my bass fell, and I now I have Schallers on all of my DW's and I used to throw my bass around a LOT and never had trouble with the Schallers.
13 years ago
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I used Dunlops until several times the internal spring didn't fit securely and the bass almost crashed to the floor. Now using Schallers and have had no problems whatsoever. I used the course threaded, square drive screw mentioned in the 'strap lock' post.
13 years ago
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Brim, I bought my bass from the Atlanta Bass Gallery about 2 weeks ago..... He also had that AB2 that you show in stock when I bought mine. I know that doesn't account for much but I would like to believe that they were close in age and once again I do not have straplocks. I couldn't tell from the box the shipping date to The Gallery on my bass from Ding but its the highest numbered AB1 I have seen anybody mention yet. It's 3982.
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