I’ve just bought a leather strap for my new PRS parlour guitar. While I was at it I thought I should get some strap locks for it and my other guitars. (I well remember seeing @TheMadman_tobyjenner ’s LP when it took a tumble a year or two ago).
I don’t play standing up so haven’t really thought of it as an issue. I use the straps as a support while playing sitting down.
I bought some Ernie Ball strap blocks in my local shop. They are basically rubber washers that fit over the strap button on top of the strap and hold it in place.
They work perfectly on my SG and my PRS but my D28 acoustic has a different type of endpin button. The washer fits but doesn’t completely bed in around and under the shoulder of the button. Any ideas as to how to improve on it? I could cut some of the washer away I suppose. I don’t want to fit one of those strap locks that involve screwing in a replacement endpin.
Is there actually a gap ie the pin circumference is smaller than others or does the lock not fully sit under the pin shoulder as the gap is not deep enough ? I did experience the latter on the Gretsch pin but kept on rotating it, using my thumb nail to slide the lock under the pin bit by bit. It now sits snuggly. Hope that helps.
Just a thought.
I now remember I hit a similar issue with one of my acoustics. Loosen the strap pin very gently until the lock slips under the shoulder into position. Then retighten. It will compress the lock as you tighten it and be rock solid.