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PreacherBob

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Replaced strap button

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I have been SO tempted to do the same thing. If I could offer a rant, it would be the end pin design on pickup jacks. As much as I like LR Baggs, the tiny lip doesn’t offer much grab for a leather strap. My favorite strap takes some finagling to get it on right and fastened correctly. When I have guitars ready to rotate, I already have the straps on them. I would rather not have patrons watching me struggle, or listening to the @#>!# spewing from my mouth. 🫣🫢
 

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I have been SO tempted to do the same thing. If I could offer a rant, it would be the end pin design on pickup jacks. As much as I like LR Baggs, the tiny lip doesn’t offer much grab for a leather strap. My favorite strap takes some finagling to get it on right and fastened correctly. When I have guitars ready to rotate, I already have the straps on them. I would rather not have patrons watching me struggle, or listening to the @#>!# spewing from my mouth. 🫣🫢
PreacherBob,
Welding, soldering or riveting stuff to the end of my guitars has never been a consideration.
My Gibson j-45 came with an input jack but no other electronic accoutrements. The lip on the jack was not big enough to safely hold a strap, so I made a mushroom- shaped button from 5-minute epoxy (using a large candle to make a mold).
Shaped with files, sanded and painted, this button easily and safely holds the guitar strap in place.
For those less adventurous, and not handy, Taylor makes an end piece/strap holder that can be fastened into the hole left by removing the input jack. Check with the repair department in you local music store, or favourite Luthier.
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. . .My Gibson j-45 came with an input jack . . .

Another mix-up-💩 from Fender-Rhodes -CBS - era

AMPS have TREMOLO
GUITARS have VIBRATO
RHODES PIANOS have OUTPUT JACK - so do guitars . . .

HOW - I ask again - HOW - ( there - repeat made ) - did they succeed to screw up all those clear terms - now at least half of the population has no idea what they're talking about . . .

Unless your J-45 has sumpting special about it 😂
 

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Another mix-up-💩 from Fender-Rhodes -CBS - era

AMPS have TREMOLO
GUITARS have VIBRATO
RHODES PIANOS have OUTPUT JACK - so do guitars . . .

HOW - I ask again - HOW - ( there - repeat made ) - did they succeed to screw up all those clear terms - now at least half of the population has no idea what they're talking about . . .

Unless your J-45 has sumpting special about it 😂
It's way older than that.

I suspect Leo Fender mixed up vibrato and tremolo, from his old business partner Doc Kauffmann, who patented his "Apparatus for producing tremolo effects" back in 1929.
 

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Wow some of those are hard to look at...
At least I didn't notice any Guilds in that group
 
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