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zztush
12-23-2016, 11:00 PM
You can get this stopper in your local DIY shop, if you wanna be B. B. King. I am very happy with it.

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Booli
12-24-2016, 03:34 AM
there's also this called 'Strap Keeper':

http://www.elderly.com/strap-keeper-strap-lock-for-instruments-with-large-endpin-jacks.htm

and many times I've seen folks say that the rubber gasket that is on a Grolsch beer bottle works as well.

many other pre-made items exist, such as these examples:

http://www.elderly.com/catalogsearch/result/?cat=0&q=strap+lock

one of which seems to be a commercially produced version of then one in your post above

Booli
12-24-2016, 04:57 PM
Also, I just found these too:

http://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/Strap_Buttons/Strap_Stoppers_4_Pack.html

and a few other bits and bobs if you search around the site....

joneo
12-24-2016, 10:50 PM
there's also this called 'Strap Keeper':

http://www.elderly.com/strap-keeper-strap-lock-for-instruments-with-large-endpin-jacks.htm

and many times I've seen folks say that the rubber gasket that is on a Grolsch beer bottle works as well.


I dig my Strapkeer. Holds my SB Electric Fluke well!

janeray1940
12-24-2016, 11:35 PM
and many times I've seen folks say that the rubber gasket that is on a Grolsch beer bottle works as well.


Yep. You can search "grolsch gaskets" on eBay or Amazon and find various colors and sizes for way less $ than the guitar-specific ones. I always keep a few in my uke cases to hand out to people who are having issues with their straps slipping off the button.

Dan Gleibitz
12-25-2016, 12:30 AM
Yep. You can search "grolsch gaskets" on eBay or Amazon and find various colors and sizes for way less $ than the guitar-specific ones. I always keep a few in my uke cases to hand out to people who are having issues with their straps slipping off the button.

I'm a big fan of the genuine Grolsch branded strap locks for my guitars. They're a bit pricey here, at around $18 for four, but they come bundled with a good amount of free beer.

I've never had a need for strap locks on my ukuleles because they're so much lighter than guitars.

DownUpDave
12-25-2016, 01:02 AM
I'm a big fan of the genuine Grolsch branded strap locks for my guitars. They're a bit pricey here, at around $18 for four, but they come bundled with a good amount of free beer.

I've never had a need for strap locks on my ukuleles because they're so much lighter than guitars.

Dan I love that line "$18.00 for four rubber washers but comes with free beer". Rubber washers with benefits so to speak.

stevejfc
12-25-2016, 05:40 AM
Yeah, BEER!!!

sukie
12-25-2016, 07:26 AM
Yes!!! I've been wracking my brain for months trying to figure something out.
Thanks. Great thread.

wc-uke
12-25-2016, 08:42 AM
I bought a pack of 25 of the Grolsch beer washers for about $6.00 from ebay a year or so ago. They work very well.

Staredge
01-01-2017, 03:50 PM
If you have a homebrew shop somewhere near you, they'll have the washers as well. All I've ever used on my basses and guitars.

JackLuis
07-30-2017, 01:14 PM
oH WOW, Now I have to get me some washers, thanks for the free beer!