Being here, I cannot help but wonder whether you have come bearing terrifying news. I sincerely hope you haven’t have arrived here after having learned an important, but still harrowing lesson. If you have become a victim of the cruel reality of the world, of the constant evolution and change, of vicious entropy, know this: you are not alone. Many guitars, and other instruments too, have gone into the realm of being broken, to be never used again. A part of me hopes that you are here because you have yet to see it happen, that you learned the lesson from another person’s story, or simply thought of it on your own. It might not be the case, so here are my condolences for your loss. May your guitar enter rock and roll heaven proudly, knowing it was played to its full potential. Now, on to picking out the best guitar strap locks so that this may never happen again. It is alright to go through this once, but a repeat offense tells the story of you not being careful enough, of you not learning your lessons. You do not want to be known as someone who broke his/her guitar twice, because you did not make sure that guitar strap locks were the best, do you?
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Top Guitar Strap Locks
|1||Dunlop SLS1033BK Straplok||(4.8 / 5)||Check on Amazon|
|2||Schaller 14010101 Security Straplocks||(4.8 / 5)||Check on Amazon|
|3||Fender Straplock||(4.8 / 5)||Check on Amazon|
|4||Dunlop SLS1034G Straplok||(4.8 / 5)||Check on Amazon|
|5||Kmise A1136 Mushrooms Head Guitar Strap||(4.8 / 5)||Check on Amazon|
The Importance of the Strap Lock
You might be surprised to find out that some strap locks are much more expensive than other parts of the guitar that might seem so much more important; such as the strings. Why is this? Well, we all know there are few things as cool as a person standing up while they play their guitar. You stay on your feet to be able to walk around the stage, play around with the crowd, stay active and not get bored. To be able to do so you need to have the guitar hanging off of your neck, which you want to be secured as well as possible. Otherwise the guitar will be falling off of your neck and onto the ground faster than you can hit a chord. Who wants to complete a jump and realize their guitar is on the floor before them? Exactly noone. Which is why having the best guitar strap locks is so important. They help you stay mobile and active when performing, jumping and entertaining the crowd a step beyond just standing and singing. I mean, if you are not walking around the stage, you might as well be sitting down with the guitar. You don’t want to, of course, because its not cool. A good set of strap lock will have you doing anything you want on stage, as much jumping around as you want, without having to worry about your guitar breaking.
How do they work?
The workings of a strap lock are rather simple and quite intuitive. At each end of the guitar you will find a spot where strap locks are to be inserted. If your guitar already had strap locks, you will be removing them by unscrewing them from the guitar. What you will have left is a hole at each end of the guitar. Into these holes you will insert your new strap locks and screw them back int. Tadaaa you have your new strap locks. All that is left is to grab a strap and put it on the locks, hang it over your shoulders and pray to all that is holy that it won’t fall off. It probably won’t. There are no unique strap lock systems that work a different way from what you get in the mainstream. Why reinvent the wheel when the already existing system work perfectly well to keep the guitar safe on your shoulders? In case you do get creative and come up with a new way to keep the strap on the guitar, give us a call. Let’s see if we can put it into production. (It’s a joke).
It is a horrible moment for anybody. First comes the feeling of something not being right, as if the guitar is not holding on to the body right, doesn’t hug it right. It feels too heavy on one side, too light on the other. Or maybe it just feels like its slipping out. Then comes the realization that it is too late, the guitar is irreversibly falling. Depending on your reaction speed, you try to grab at it, or you just stand in awe as it happen. Whichever it is, you are not fast enough to grab at it. The world turns from reality into a slow motion dream where you are just not fast enough. The guitar starts falling, an instance that feels like it lasts for ages more than the split second. You feel a pit in your stomach start to form, and you feel your guts follow the guitar down, as if for the first time you feel gravity affecting you. The guitar is stuck in mid air as you lunge for it and now you are stuck in time. The moment it touches the floor you hear the sound, resonating through your body. First the percussive sound of the hollow guitar body, loud and deep, then all the strings go off at the same time, as if in an ode to the destruction, a horrible soundtrack to the end of a great age. Then you hear it, the crack. It fills your body, feeling like a broken bone of your own. The head hits next, a dull sound you recognize from your childhood, when you used to hit clubs on rocks. It lasted a moment, the guitar is on the ground looking whole, but you know there is a crack. You know the story of your instrument is possibly over. Should’ve gotten the best guitar strap locks you could, you think. Or maybe you should’ve thought of replacing them earlier.