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Old 03-21-12, 03:59 PM   #1
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Straplocks: Grolsch washers VS Dunlop ergo lok

Which ones do you prefer and why??
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Old 03-21-12, 07:54 PM   #2
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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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Old 03-21-12, 09:00 PM   #3
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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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Old 03-21-12, 10:27 PM   #4
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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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Old 03-22-12, 04:55 AM   #5
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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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Why? THEY CAME WITH BEER! :D
There you have it.....
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Old 03-22-12, 08:08 AM   #7
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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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Old 03-22-12, 11:50 AM   #8
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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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Old 03-23-12, 01:45 AM   #12
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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?
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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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It's better than Heinecken, I give you that.
I like Heineken too!
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Old 03-23-12, 11:59 AM   #16
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I like Heineken too!
So, my guess, its all a matter of taste....straplocks and beer

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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.

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Old 04-12-12, 05:14 AM   #18
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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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Old 04-12-12, 06:44 AM   #19
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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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Old 04-12-12, 08:09 AM   #20
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normally it takes some "work" to get a Grolsch ring from my guitars....
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Old 04-12-12, 10:30 AM   #21
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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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Old 04-12-12, 12:41 PM   #22
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Grolsch - they're the best. Don't even bother trying or wasting your time with anything else !
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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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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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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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Old 04-12-12, 09:09 PM   #26
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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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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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Old 04-13-12, 04:53 AM   #28
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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.

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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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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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Me too ... Duvel fan!
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My best friend swears that Duvel tastes better from the larger bottle.

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

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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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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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