We've been using them for years and they're a great product. Even better than the stuff that Fender Japan or Fender USA uses. Highly recommended.
The chrome looks good. I used a drill bit that was a little smaller than the screw and rubbed hand soap on the screw. No problems.
these worked out great along with the felt washers... all good...
I'm currently building a strat-style guitar on the cheap, so I bought these standard strap buttons. They do what they are supposed to do, so they are a good value for the price. The only thing I think that could be improved is if pre-cut felt washers were included.
Works great on my ukulele!
Will probably buy some for my electric guitar project too!
the strap buttons came out just right for my three cuatros
These strap buttons are solid with a good screw. They are nicely machined, not cast. They have a nice simple stlye for vintage or modern guitars.
I just use a gold pair on a new project. If it's a new guitar with out strap button holes, just pre drill some pilot holes of the appropriate size and depth and hand tighten the screw firmly.
Don't over tighten the screw and strip the wood or break the screw.
If it's an old guitar and the strap button hole is stripped, cut a small dowel and glue it in the hole, let it dry, and drill a new pilot hole and the new screw should hold good.
screwed in, stayed in
I have had issues with any screws lately from Stew Mac. I have no idea what they are made out of but everyone of them has either stripped on the top or broken clean in half when attempting to tighten down even after providing a guide hole. Very frustrating. I go elsewhere for anything with a screw and have not had the same problem.
I'm generally happy with you, StewMac but buying anything with cheap, casted screws will eventually reflect poorly on you. I broke one off today applying very little torque with the screw going into a .1" hole. This was a grave disappointment considering this was the last operation on this instrument.
Believe me, I know how to turn a screw. Don't trust these screws. Get some quality machined brass screws for these and throw out the provided screws. I bought gold buttons, fyi.
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