Did you try any of other models before buying this one?
Which feature do you like the most / the least?
Pay attention to the thickness of the strap: if it's too thick, you'll have problems attaching it, it might even be impossible...
# How would you rate its value for money?
# Based on your experience, would you buy this product again? ...
Considering the price, don't hesitate it. My guitar has never fell down ever since I have it. The same applies to the bassist of my band who moves a lot...
It was very easy to install: I just had to unscrew the original pins of my Les Paul, screw the security locks, attach the other piece to the strap and that's it.
Watch out: in my case, the security lock screws were almost the same as the pin screws of my Les Paul, so I had no problems. But it is possible that they are much shorter, in which case they won't be tight enough and the system will lose its great reliability... In which case, don't try to fill up the hole with wood paste or matches: my guitar tech says it's not reliable in the long term. The best solution is to drill a much bigger hole and fill it with a fitting plug. Afterward, drill directly into the plug with the right diameter. If you are not sure if you can handle this on your own, just ask a guitar tech to do it for you: for such a job, he will charge almost nothing...
I use these straplocks for over 10 years now on my Big Apple Strat Ash weighs 4kg all round. I've never been in default since that time. I also use it on my other guitar, a 1960 LP Special YOUR which weighs less (3.5 kg of memory).
It is extremely reliable and robust, if he is obviously well placed!
Compared to the system directly competitive than Dunlop, I find it much better.
Why: because in Schaller for the de-locker Straplock must pull the pin and remove the metal Straplock same time, while Dunlop is a system that simply press ... So even if it really should not bowl one accidentally Straplock Dunlop flakes, I think it is more safety to have something to pull a trick where you press ...
Question installation, never worry, even on my LP or CS yet there are often concerns the history of screw length and / or diameter not suitable ... At the same time, whenever I took advantage of a visit to the luthier for adjustment for him to do ... It helps! Taf ... what's everyone!
Basically, I do it again the same choice without hesitation, and whenever a new guitar will arrive home (although this is not often, but that's another debate!), It will Schaller straplocks its . Required!
Maintenance issue, a simple cleaning of the friction in between the clip and the strap attaches to the guitar, with a small annual lubrication to prevent it whines and rolls!
One must simply.
I use two security locks branded Schaller for over a year. I have not tried other brands / models. I have one in your "Black" in 1446, and in a "Ruthenium" 449 (more expensive: € 21.80).
They have an excellent finish, their use is convenient, and highly reliable. It should however be a bit of practice to always succeed the first time the maneuver, to hook or unhook the strap.
The initial set of straplocks is him, not necessarily obvious ...
First, to place the threaded parts, hand strap, the holes in the leather, it's not very easy if the leather is thick and hard: the thread is not very long. Engage the nut on the thread then ask more or less effort depending on the material and thickness of the strap. But it must be a problem on most of these systems, I guess ...
Then, in my case, the screws were smaller than the original screws in my bass and my guitar (Ibanez both). Therefore, I did not want to use them in the holes in the wood, too big for them!
So I had to enlarge the hole of straplocks themselves so that they accept the screws holding Ibanez. This was done quickly and without any difficulty, with a drill, a vise and a drill metal.
I think, without much complication or embarrassment perspective reliability of the method, a dual-format screw could have been expected!
But hey, if it is just a little handyman, it will not pose a problem to enlarge the holes in the straplocks.
I really appreciate the combination of security of attachment straps with the ease with which you can remove them and put them back, all this without using leather straps and eyelets!
A very relevant purchase.
There are certainly cheaper, but I really wanted in this case a total system reliability. Moreover, the tone Ruthenium does not exist elsewhere than in Schaller, I think, and he was absolutely necessary for my bass, which is colored accatillage "cosmo black", so very close to "Ruthenium". So taking the obligatory "Ruthenium" in Schaller, I decided to take the "Black" with them also.
Note: compared to a previous opinion, I prefer, I drill into my straplocks roros to 20, in my instruments to several hundred roros! I really think that the solution of the enlargement of the holes in the straplocks is easier to implement technically, the safest practice, and less financially risky! The enlargement of the hole is not, in principle, of a magnitude that would jeopardize the strength of the parts themselves.