The Grolsch Beer Strap Lock

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Strapped for cash to get a Straplock? Don’t want to tarnish a classic guitar by installing a modern implement of convenience on to a beautiful vintage axe? Have a Grolsch Beer handy? Producer Dean Rispler says “After years of trying so many different strap locks – and all of them either failing or being just so-so, the Grolsch system is the best.  Plus if you have a vintage guitar, you don’t want to change the strap buttons anyhow.  And, the best part, it’s the cheapest way to go.” After the jump he will show us how it’s done.


Step 1: Rip the red rubber washer off the cap of a Grolsch Beer bottle.

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Step 2: Put your strap on your guitar
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Step 3: Put red rubber washer on top of strap
withlock.jpgStep 4: Big Smile!
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Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been using Grolsch straplocks ever since a Dutch soundguy enlightened me about 10 years ago and they’ve worked flawlessly since then.

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  • boxcut

    this is such a great idea. i heard about this from other guitar players and wasn’t sure what they meant. your guide was simple and informative. thanks!

  • John

    There is a company that just came out with this same kind of thing except actually made for guitar and in black (that red is fugly anyway). Here they are http://ishcase.com/strap-locks/