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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-21-2004, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Difference between Top/Bottom Mounting Nuts

Hey guys, im upgrading my Ibanez RG270 with gold hardware amongst many other things, so i need a Locking Nut and I'm checking eBay and many of those nuts say they are "top mounting". Whats the difference between top loading and bottom mounting nuts, im pretty sure my Ibanez has a bottom loading since the screws go through the back of the neck, and will I be able to put on a top loading nut. tHANKS
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-22-2004, 02:30 AM
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Top mounting just screws into that shelf that it lies on. Doesn't screw all the way through the neck as not to cause cracking from over tightening the pads. I suppose if you're crafty you could fill the exsisting holes then redrill for top mounting, but why? when so many of the other nuts are around.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-22-2004, 04:42 AM
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i'd get a new Ibanez TopLok nut instead of modding your Ibanez to fit a different one.
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