JBM100 (Jake Bowen) - I'm confused about the locking tuners...
So, I love the Jake Bowen model (and will buy one if they ever release a 7-str version), but there's 1 feature that has me totally perplexed:
The locking tuners.
I just don't understand the benefit of having these with a locking nut. Jake has said in the Ibanez video that the locking is "because Periphery uses a lot of alternate tunings" yadda yadda.
BUT, even if Jake WAS down-tuning on-the-fly, it would throw the trem angle out of whack, so that argument doesn't hold up.
And really, at this point in Jakes career, I highly doubt he's having to do any on-the-fly tuning changes himself. I'm sure he has dozens of guitars on tour that are already setup accordingly, and his tech just swaps them as needed.
Last edited by webmaestro; 11-06-2015 at 10:08 AM.