Why you should use Straplocks, Illustrated Edition
Why you should use straplocks (and why guitar spins are usually a bad idea…)
The humble guitar straplock comes in various sizes (one of our favourites being the Jim Dunlop Straplok), and is one of those items that could well save your guitar from a horrific end. They may even save you from very public humiliation. Inexpensive and easy to fit, it’s sometimes hard to see why a guitarist wouldn’t use them. For those who’ve never seen them before, they ‘lock’ your ‘strap’ (duh…) so that your guitar won’t slip off whilst playing. If this happens it can be at best, embarrassing. Slightly worse, it can be damaging to your guitar and expensive, and at its worst, all of the above…
As an illustration of why investing in a set of straplocks, like the Dunlop Straplok, is a very good idea, here are some people attempting a guitar spin (which isn’t a great idea, even with straplocks) with, er… less than impressive results…!