Schaller S-Locks

Schaller S-Locks

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Schaller S-Locks Chrome, Set of 2
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Chrome, Set of 2

Item # 2310-C
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Schaller S-Locks Nickel, Set of 2
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Nickel, Set of 2

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Schaller S-Locks Black Chrome, Set of 2
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Black Chrome, Set of 2

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Schaller S-Locks Gold, Set of 2
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Gold, Set of 2

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Schaller S-Locks

About This Item

Robust strap lock that is silent—perfect for a studio environment.

The plungers on the locks are all one piece, and the locks have a longer threaded section to accommodate thicker straps. The strap buttons are one piece (button and screw) with a slightly enlarged thread to dig into oversized strap button screw holes, and use a 3mm allen wrench for installation. The collars have been re-designed to include a set screw, which helps secure the strap onto the lock.

Set of 2: each set includes 2 locks, 2 strap buttons, and 2 collars.

Extra strap buttons also available.


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3.0

Great locks, but badly flawed button design

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Verified Buyer


Overall very good functional design and execution for the lock mechanism.

The strap buttons have been redesigned after many complaints relating to the old buttons' use of a #6 screw rather than the more commonly used #8, forcing the user to either drill out the button for a bigger screw or fill-and-drill the guitar.

The new buttons replace that old headache for a brand-new set of problems, unfortunately.

I'm in a manufacturing business, so I well understand the appeal of reduced BOM parts count and ease-of-assembly for the manufacturer. But as a guitar player, I have a couple of criticisms.

The one-piece button/screw lacks application flexibility, meaning, what if I have a guitar that uses a #6 screw? Sure I can drill it out or just bugger it, but if you are trying to protect a multi-thousand dollar new instrument, or an irreplaceable vintage instrument, you might not want to do that-- you need a lock that is adaptable to the screw size already used on the guitar.

The second problem was pointed out already in another review, and could use some amplification. When the lock turns the button during use, with a separate button and screw the button turns the screw until it is loose enough to turn freely—the button is loose but the guitar is still safe. With the new one-piece assembly, the button continues to turn the screw until the screw comes right out of the guitar, not a good selling point when your stock-in-trade is keeping the guitar safe from disaster.

Schaller, are you listening? Ignore these issues at your peril-- many of the people with the most to lose from a bad button design are opinion leaders in the industry. My guess is that it will soon become common knowledge among repair shops, collectors and major players.

At a bare minimum, the old buttons need to be made available; and offering the new locks with two-piece button/screws (another SKU) would be a good gesture, possibly a prelude to removing the offending one-piece buttons from the market.

But what we really need is a button with a #8 hole, offering application flexibility and a free-turning button that will keep the guitar safe with your excellent, quiet lock mechanism.

3.0

Great locks, questionable buttons

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Verified Buyer


I use a thick leather strap so the original locks required a good snugging every other gig. The new locks are fantastic! The pull mechanism was a little stiff and slow to return to the locked position but a quick spray or wd40 made it nice and snappy. The longer shaft works great with a thick strap and the new locking mechanism does not come undone.
The one negative I have found is the strap buttons. The one piece design is nice in theory but the first gig I played with them they came unscrewed during the show. The locks have a very small bit of friction on the buttons which caused them to slowly back out since the screw and button are all one piece. Maybe it's just me having this problem but it was not caused by a stripped hole. I went back to using the original security lock buttons with the new strap locks and that combination is great! Not quite silent like it is using all the new parts but I can not trust the new buttons after that first gig.

5.0

Best Strap Locks

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Verified Buyer


I've been using the Schaller strap locks for many years now and they have never let me down. They are compatible with factory strap buttons from many Fender, Rickenbacker, and other major manufacturers instruments. The new S-Lock adds more features making the Schallers even better. Much easier to install on to thicker leather straps, and the built-in screws on the buttons make for an easier install on some guitars.

5.0

Great for both my guitars

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Verified Buyer


I bought these for my left handed Fender Telecaster and my left hand Gibson ES335 and they work great, would not hesitate to recommend.

5.0

won't let go

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Verified Buyer


this is the best locks i have had the pleasure of using to prevent strap lost when playing guitar. this S-lock has the ability for an extra way in locking the mechanism down to the strap. if you are a player this is a must peace of equipment in your tool box. i will recommend this product to all my musician friends.
now to save up to outfit the rest of guitars.

5.0

Strap Locks

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Verified Buyer


I love these Strap Locks they seem very secure.
Stew Mac has some great stuff so far nothing seems over priced and delivery is quick, love that

5.0

Excellent Product

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Verified Buyer


Easy install on Fender Pro Jazzmaster. No drilling, just wax threads. Provided a solution to using an thick strap. Highly recommended.

5.0

Outstanding NEW Product - Schaller S-Locks

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Verified Buyer


I replaced all of my Strap Locks and I own 28 electric and electric acoustic guitars. I can't believe the difference between the ones I had been using for years and these new Schaller S-Locks. They are much easier to install and they work much smoother with absolutely no noise what-so-ever when moving around with your guitar on your back.

I have about 10 more to replace and will be doing those very soon. The finishes are beautiful and the machining of these NEW Schaller S-Locks is superb. All I can say is you have to at least buy one pair and try them out, I guarantee you will be sold and be purchasing more to replace them for all your guitars.

Bob Janicki

4.0

These fixed a problem - - and something peculiar

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Verified Buyer


An old, favorite hemp strap of mine had been repurposed (different guitar attachements) a couple times. The stock Schallers would just slip thru with no warning. Ooops! The benefit of these is the longer shaft, leaving space for thick ends AND an extra washer on the back side of the strap.
On the first outing with these new Schallers, I discovered that the spring-driven pin was not engaging the rim of the guitar pin. It could just fall off the guitar if the guitar was unweighted from your shoulder. Investigating, I found that of the 2 pair of guitar pins and strap-thingies, a given pin would only work with one of the strap-thingies. Found if I just swapped, both engaged a pin fine. SO, if this isn't just some kind of weird outlier, and if you care which end of your strip takes the neck, you better find which pair is which before putting them on the straps.

5.0

Better Than Before!

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Verified Buyer


I have used the original Shaller Strap locks for years and they are excellent. The main issue was that the stem that goes through the strap end was too short for the thick leather on my straps and very difficult to install. The new system is much improved as it is longer and much easier to detach from the guitar with a larger grip end. And the large "wheel" is a combination nut and washer and very quick to install. A tiny set screw locks it in place. One old strap button had come loose on one guitar and the hole turned out to be stripped. The new button with integrated allen head (and slightly larger) screw was a good snug fit. Highly recommended!