FDP Home Page / FDP Forum / FAQ's

The FDP is made possible by the following companies and individual members like you.
Please use the links below to show them we value their sponsorship.

Yellowjackets Tube Converters

Amazon

Apex Tube Matching

MOD KITS DIY

Guitar Center

Amplified Parts

Antique Electronics Supply

Musician's Friend

Sweetwater

WD Music

Jensen Loudspeakers


* God bless America and our men and women in uniform *

* Illegitimi non carborundum! *

If you benefit and learn from the FDP and enjoy our site, please help support us and become a Contributing Member or make a Donation today! The FDP counts on YOU to help keep the site going with an annual contribution. It's quick and easy with PayPal. Please do it TODAY!

Chris Greene, Host & Founder

LOST YOUR PASSWORD?

......................................................................

   
FDP Jam
Calendar
Find musicians
in your area!
  Search the Forums  

FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / American Series Strap Buttons

roadhog96

USA / N.East Coast

Nov 5th, 2017 10:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

By any chance are the strap buttons that came on the American Series Strat the same as the buttons that come with the Fender/Schaller style locking strap button set. I think they used the same strap buttons on the American Standard as well. I dont have a Standard or the locking strap setup but looking at pictures they look simular. Just wondering if Fender put these on figuring people would want to buy their locking strap set.

Fender Strap Lock Set

(This message was last edited by roadhog96 at 12:43 PM, Nov 5th, 2017)

roadhog96

USA / N.East Coast

Nov 5th, 2017 10:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This is the buttons in question.

American Series Strap Button

budg
Contributing Member
**********
**

ohio

Home of the Goodyear blimp
Nov 5th, 2017 11:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If memory serves me right they came with strap locks like you describe. I think it was 08 when they went back to the standard buttons because people complained about them. The strap buttons on the American Standards (later version) are non locking type and are the vintage button type.

roadhog96

USA / N.East Coast

Nov 5th, 2017 06:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well the locking style buttons suck if you just want to use a strap without the locking part. I'm thinking about changing them to the Vintage style like my Tele has. A strap dont slip off thise easily and I plan on using those rubber strap blockers. They are quick on and off and dont ding up your guitar finish.

Peegoo
Contributing Member
**********
**********
******

Enjoying

the downtime
Nov 5th, 2017 08:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Agreed. The Schaller and the Fender version (virtually identical) are not secure at all when used with a button-hole strap connection.

Replace 'em before you have a story to tell about a dropped guitar :0/

TheProfessor
Contributing Member
*********

MI

After 30 years, I should play better.
Nov 6th, 2017 04:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have these on my American Series guitars.

(Well, actually all my guitars...)

Simplicity in action

Peegoo
Contributing Member
**********
**********
******

Enjoying

the downtime
Nov 6th, 2017 07:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Those are inexpensive and they work great.

That little eyelet at the top is there so you can use a sewing awl to install it on your guitar strap. Use several turns of strong upholstery thread, and the little lock will always be on each end of your strap and ready to go.

jay1vinton

Hawaii, USA

Perfect is the enemy of good enough
Nov 9th, 2017 04:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Eh, I removed every Shaller I have from every guitar and went back to the original strap buttons. I'm not playing out, my straps are secure, and it just seems better to me. I got a pile of Shallers in my box.

FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / American Series Strap Buttons




Reply to this Topic
Display my email address             Lost your password?
Your Message:
Link Address (URL):
Link Title:




Moderators: Chris Greene  Iron Man  reverendrob  

FDP, LLC Privacy Policy: Your real name, username, and email
are held in confidence and not disclosed to any third parties, sold, or
used for anything other than FDP Forum registration unless you specifically authorize disclosure.

Furtkamp.com 
Internet Application Development

Copyright © 1999-2017 Fender Discussion Page, LLC   All Rights Reserved