you just lock/unlock them with a half-turn with your fingers, it takes one second
I use the Fender Infinity locks. I have one with EB too, and near as I can tell, they’re identical. I like them.
Until you drop one, first thing I do when I get a bass is put on locks even before I tune it up.
The strap also pivots better and is more comfortable to play
I’m the opposite of a strap junkie. I don’t care a bit about matching strap colors/patterns to bass bodies, etc.
Instead, I’ve found one strap that is so comfortable that I don’t notice it at all when I play (Levy’s 4.5”).
That’s why I use strap locks. I can easily remove my strap from one bass and snap it on another. Simple.
If I were gigging and needed quick instrument changes on stage, I could see how one-strap-per-bass would make sense. But I sure don’t need that in my practice room. YMMV.
I did this several times with one strap and strap locks, and I’m not sure it takes more time than changing the instruments with the straps on.
Yeah, it might take a couple of seconds longer to snap on a strap, but who cares? My basses can go back on their stands or into a case in no time, really.
Yeah same here. Down to one strap and I like it much better that way.
How unlike you.
Lol, yep, there’s a pattern for sure
Me too, I’m far from a strap junkie. I have two straps with strap locks, one that I always use and one spare. I have a few others straps without strap locks, that I’ve had with various guitar and bass buys, but I never use them. All of them are very basic straps, nothing fancy and even nothing comfortable. My main strap is not padded at all, just a black nylon strap.
I suspect that it was probably an improvised repair that grew into a style choice?
possibly. One time I did exactly the same emergency repair with a beer cap, that’s why I have this round scratch on my main guitar :
I’ve used Dunlops and Schaller S-Locks. Of the two I prefer the Schallers. Lately I’ve been favoring oversized strap buttons.
Same here! I have Dunlops on the Cirrus, but Schallers on all my Fenders. That said, neither is perfect, the Schallers keep rotating on me, probably need to locktite them. And they’ve been a bit squeaky!
Honestly the cheap washer thing is a great solution if you only have one strap + one bass, less fuss overall.