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    Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Which ones do you prefer and why??

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok



    Simple, inexpensive, reliable within reason, quiet, light...need I go on?

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Between those two?



    Why? THEY CAME WITH BEER! :D

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Grolsch isn't really a good beer. If you want the best "Straplock washer" you get this:

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Thanks for your comments guys!! I really appreciate it!

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Quote Originally Posted by Rango View Post
    Why? THEY CAME WITH BEER! :D
    There you have it.....

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Quote Originally Posted by yeti View Post
    Grolsch isn't really a good beer. If you want the best "Straplock washer" you get this:

    What brand is that? I'm due for some new washers. I kinda like Grolsch, though.

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Quote Originally Posted by William Mundey View Post
    What brand is that? I'm due for some new washers. I kinda like Grolsch, though.
    "Altenmuenster", one of the best....

    There are plenty of good brands, just don't buy the "Flensburger" ones
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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    I use a real tight ochre coloured rubber dagging ring that is used to de-tail lambs(applied near the base of a lambs tail which cuts off the circulation to the area below the ring and as a result the remaining part of the tail falls off).
    Not unlike the Grolsch ring but smaller and more unobtrusive.........they last for years and cost not a cent as they're used also by plant suppliers to keep long plant stems upright in a pot plant.

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Let's see those!!

    Btw, I like Grolsch.

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Let's see those!!

    Btw, I like Grolsch.

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Quote Originally Posted by Humbuck View Post
    Let's see those!!

    Btw, I like Grolsch.
    It's better than Heinecken, I give you that.

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Since I only use Straplocks on my guitars I am ignorant as far as this beer washer thing goes. From this thread I assume the strap and washer are always on, and not taken off when the instrument is put back in the case?
    "Know tubes, know tone. No tubes, no tone"

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    If you want...I do that because I'm lazy...but they come off and on just fine like straplocks would. They stretch like a real thick rubber band.

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Quote Originally Posted by yeti View Post
    It's better than Heinecken, I give you that.
    I like Heineken too!

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Quote Originally Posted by Humbuck View Post
    I like Heineken too!
    So, my guess, its all a matter of taste....straplocks and beer

    PS
    i like flensburger ;)

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Hey Guys!

    So, yesterday I finally bought me a bag of 100 washers from a brewery store here in Belgium! But when I put them on my Lester (without the strap) they seem to wiggle a lot and seem to be quite loose around the strap button! Is this normal or did I just buy a faulty batch??? Because they had only one size for sale.

    Here's a pic of the washers:


    Thanks in advance and
    Last edited by Yannick333; 04-12-12 at 03:12 AM. Reason: Typo

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    You should have bought Grolsch... lol -- They wiggle until you put them over the button with the strap on the guitar.
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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    I just did that and they seem to look a bit sturdier with the strap on there but I think the ring in the middle might be a bit bigger than the Grolsch ones! I was just suprised at how easy I could put them on and off. But maybe that's just normal?

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    normally it takes some "work" to get a Grolsch ring from my guitars....

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Those holes do look a little big. If they are you def don't want 'em. They should only have play when there is no strap on the button with them...with strap everything should be tight and they should take a little effort getting on and off. It's also better if the holes on your strap are fairly small and tidy. If they are not, I stitch mine closed a little or just cut a new, tight hole altogether. I like the setup best if my strap is a little hard to get on and off, then hit 'em up with a couple beer washers and it's perfect.

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Grolsch - they're the best. Don't even bother trying or wasting your time with anything else !

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Quote Originally Posted by Pe.Eng15 View Post
    Grolsch - they're the best. Don't even bother trying or wasting your time with anything else !
    Maybe they can use a new marketing angle? I mean, there's a shitload of guitar players out there...
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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Quote Originally Posted by Yannick333 View Post
    I just did that and they seem to look a bit sturdier with the strap on there but I think the ring in the middle might be a bit bigger than the Grolsch ones! I was just suprised at how easy I could put them on and off. But maybe that's just normal?
    Yannick,

    pm or mail me your adres and I'll send you some Grolsch washers.

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Quote Originally Posted by mistersnappy View Post
    Maybe they can use a new marketing angle? I mean, there's a shitload of guitar players out there...
    I think Gibson should ship every Historic with a 6-pack of Grolsch. Once you drink 2 you'll find that you have four more washers so you'll buy 2 more guitars. It's perfect marketing.

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Quote Originally Posted by yeti View Post
    I think Gibson should ship every Historic with a 6-pack of Grolsch. Once you drink 2 you'll find that you have four more washers so you'll buy 2 more guitars. It's perfect marketing.
    ^^This^^

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Greg View Post
    You should have bought Grolsch... lol -- They wiggle until you put them over the button with the strap on the guitar.
    He's in Belgium, where they make great beer!
    Better to buy this:




    There are lots of beers with those washers.
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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Hey guys! Thanks for all the replies! I finally took the time to try out these washers thoroughly and they seem to work fine! (Lol, I'm such a nitpicker when it comes to guitars) I did some guitar gymnastics with them this morning and they seem to hold up great! The only thing I noticed was that the guitar button's screw came loose.

    Thanks again and ...

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Quote Originally Posted by PaisleyTube View Post
    Yannick,

    pm or mail me your adres and I'll send you some Grolsch washers.
    Thanks for the suggestion Paisleytube but my washers seem to work fine! Like I said before, I'm such a nitpicker when it comes to my guitars! BTW: Are you from Belgium as well?

    Thanks again and...

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Quote Originally Posted by TW59 View Post
    He's in Belgium, where they make great beer!
    Better to buy this:




    There are lots of beers with those washers.
    Thanks for your reply TW59! I'm glad to see that our beers are well-liked in the States! I personally am more of a "Duvel" fan but I can also appreciate a Hoegaarden or a Leffe from time to time!


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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Me too ... Duvel fan!
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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    My best friend swears that Duvel tastes better from the larger bottle.

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Dead Frogs from a local micro brewery is not as big as Sleeman's here, but very flavorful i'd say.

    http://www.deadfrog.ca/

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Quote Originally Posted by TW59 View Post
    My best friend swears that Duvel tastes better from the larger bottle.

    Lol! I've heard that one before but I can't verify it myself! I always buy the small bottles (self protection)! But I do have an uncle who swears that a Duvel that has passed its expiration date tastes better! But I'm not trying that!

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    Re: Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

    Quote Originally Posted by Yannick333 View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion Paisleytube but my washers seem to work fine! Like I said before, I'm such a nitpicker when it comes to my guitars! BTW: Are you from Belgium as well?

    Thanks again and...
    Almost, I'm from the Netherlands.
    Joined this great forum because of Les Paul(s), I like playing guitar, writing music and I do build/modify tube guitar amps as dayjob.

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