Re: Why do our loved prestige guitars have to suffer?
The thing with locking studs is that when you have a locking nut you screw a tiny bolt down the stud pushing against the bottom of the stud mounts. which ensures that very little movement is in the stud.
With non locking studs the studs are not locked into place and tend to wobble a bit. ive had some bad studs which can move up to 1mm. so that reduces the tuning stability and tremelo return.
it's not that i have a bad opinion of Ibanez now, it's still the best brand. Have they every really given us any good reason as to why they did it?