In 1981, Schaller developed and got the patent for a totally new category of product, which revolutionized the connection between guitar and strap. With its unique design and functionality, Schaller has been setting the standard in strap locks for decades. In 2018, Schaller paves the way for the next generation of revolutionary strap locks: The new S-Locks
S for save, S for silent and S for Schaller strap locks!
These new revolutionary S-Locks are silent. They feature an elegant Lock-Wheel, one-piece hardened steel strap buttons, aesthetic design, perfect handling and all former hiccups have been tackled!
New and unique solid one-piece strap button in hardened steel with self-tapping wood thread. Simply screw it on with an Allen key (size 3mm/ 1/8").
New Lock-Wheel with unique 3-Step security function:
You will never lose your wheel again!
Finally put all parts together and just listen carefully…
Give it a shake, give it a roll and prepare to be amazed: It is silent! New silent feature for noiseless performance while moving and playing your instruments.
All S-Locks come in a new and attractive re-usable crystal box.
Two more things …
Enjoy all the benefits of our new S-Locks using one single strap. Simply use our new strap buttons replacement kits to new S-Locks for all your instruments!
Assembly instructions Schaller S-Locks
Our Schaller S-Locks come in a attractive re-usable crystal box that you can use as a storage container after removing the protective foam. It contains:
1) Assembly of the strap buttons
Screw the strap buttons with attached felt washer into the existing holes by hand with a 3mm/1/8" Allen key. If there is still no drill hole, drill this depending on the wood used.
2) Assembly of the locks on the belt
Insert the lock through the hole in the strap. The lock is on the inside of your belt and the threaded hole for the lock-wheel on the outside. The open side of the lock (U-shape) points in each direction to the belt, so that the instrument can later safely hang in the lock. If the hole in the belt is too narrow or there is only one slot in the belt, please cut away a piece of the belt in a circle so that the thread can be easily pushed through the lock without the leather parts standing upright. Otherwise, the lock wheel can not be securely fastened and the lock and lock wheel can disengage.
3) Installation of the Lock-Wheels (3-stage safety concept)
Turn the lock-wheel clockwise onto the thread of the lock. The flat side must point to the belt; the rounded side up! Make sure that the small set screw in the lock-wheel is not screwed inwards and destroys the thread. Use a 2mm/ 5/64’’ Allen key or small screwdriver through the 2-hole mount for an even tighter fit of the lock-wheel for maximum grip. Screw in the set screw with a cone tip and slot 2.5x5mm with a screwdriver until it stops. This will lock the thread and the lock wheel will not release.
Check the secure seating of the set screw regularly and retighten the set screw if necessary. To unscrew the lock-wheel, simply loosen the set screw; the thread remains functional, it cuts through the lock-wheel again "free". Before loosening or retightening the lock-wheel, always first unscrew the set screw so that it does not stand inward and the thread is damaged!
4) Function of the S-Locks
Pull the lock over the strap button without pulling the ball upwards until the lock clicks into place and the bolt lowers into the strap button. The instrument hangs in the U-shaped lock and is thereby held securely. Check the secure fit. To do this, try to pull the lock without pulling the ball from the strap button. The lock must remain engaged and must not be pulled down by the strap button. The ball must sit on top of the thread. To release the lock, pull the ball and pull the lock sideways away from the open side of the lock.
Check all parts regularly for possible wear. Retighten all screws in a timely manner. When playing, always check the secure fit of the lock on the belt, the locking of the lock in the strap button as well as the secure screw connection of the strap button in the instrument.