Strap locks are a cheap and extremely effective way to prevent a costly and devastating accident. They provide an extra level of security that minimises the risk of your guitar strap disconnecting from your guitar as you perform, a horrid occurrence that usually results in the guitar hitting the floor - followed swiftly by the guitarist's tears.
Strap locks are simple and quick to install and use. There are a few different styles on the market, the simplest being tight rubber grommets that slip over the strap button. The next step in security is solid locking disks that use a twist mechanism to close around the button. For ease of use and a good secure connection, groove-and-ball style locks are ideal. These feature grooved locks that stay attached to your straps and click into position over a ball-shaped button.