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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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Trouble with locking nut

Hi everyone,

Like the title says I have a problem with the locking nut on my guitar, here it is: I lock the strings at the nut with the clamps (tight enough), but I am still able to tune the E and A string with the tuning pegs on the headstock!! And it's only those two strings, the other two clamps which lock the D, G, B and E strings are just fine. Anybody here ever experienced something like that? Help would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 07:58 AM
 
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Re: Trouble with locking nut

HI,
Rotate them 1 turn, it's should be fine.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Trouble with locking nut

Thanks, but I'm afraid I can't turn it anymore, turned it as far as possible
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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Re: Trouble with locking nut

you have to rotate the piece that looks like a triangle, the top has to follow the stings, not be crossed. post a picture of the are put's in your guitar please.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Trouble with locking nut

Here's a picture, if by triangle you mean the clamps, I don't know how else they're supposed to be placed...
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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Re: Trouble with locking nut

that's the way to put it, maybe you have a stripped nut, cause it's not supposed to be hard.

try with another screw??

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Re: Trouble with locking nut

What year and model is your guitar?


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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 08:44 AM
 
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Re: Trouble with locking nut

also, if you take off the nut pad, can you see grooves in it from contact with the strings??


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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Trouble with locking nut

It's a 2009 custom GKG guitar, and yes I see the grooves from contact with the strings
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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Re: Trouble with locking nut

Try switching it with one of the other lock downs.
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Trouble with locking nut

I did, still no improvement unfortunately
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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Re: Trouble with locking nut

Hit it with a hammer and show it Who's The Boss!

Just kidding-

Tighten the nut until there is a firm stop.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Trouble with locking nut

I think I'll try the hammer method ;-) This is really driving me crazy, I tightened everything to the max, just won't work...
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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Re: Trouble with locking nut

Is the bolt hitting bottom before it is tight enough?

Neck wood may be holding it back from getting tight enough.
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