Schaller strap s-lock

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  1. BattleOvce

    BattleOvce New Member

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    It will not change anything but...want to share.
    I have a new SG 2015 standard. I got new schaller s-lock. The both screws are the same size as an original bridge screw. Unfortunately the original neck screw is shorter. I did not know that.
    For schaller there is no way to replace a screw because its solid metal lock system.
    I was brave and screw it inside.. I hope I didnt damage anything inside... It was smooth didnt feel any resistence.

    Picture above. Both original gibson screws. Just to show you size difference. Thickness and lenght of schaller was the same as a bridge gibson screw
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    I hope not, too. Here's what I prefer to swapping hardware. Beer bottle stoppers.
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    I bought 100 for $12 usd on ebay.
     
  3. BattleOvce

    BattleOvce New Member

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    Unfortunately is too late. But its handy tip for next time.
    It is ''only'' 0.5 cm difference between screws. Truss rod works normaly. Smooth movement left right. So I hope everyting is ok..
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    Funny thing, in over 50 years of playing I have never dropped one because of a strap slipping off, but I've had close calls and my reflexes aren't what they once were...
    Now I use stoppers on all of them.
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    It's rarely a problem with an SG. Neck dive makes most SG players keep hold of the neck almost instinctively.
     
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    My SG copy was dropped few times on my feet. Bridge side. And it is havier guitar with more prominent neck dive. This gibson seems to be balanced better.
     

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