Edge Pro locking studs
Hello. I recently bought an Ibanez RG2550E, which is an incredible guitar and the best playing guitar I have ever played! However, after a setup it still will not stay 100% in tune with heavy use of the whammy, so I ordered the locking studs. I understand now that I completely misunderstood what the studs actually was (english is not my first language). The original Edge has locking studs, but cannot accept strings without the ball end cut off, so I was certain that after the mod the Edge Pro could not accept strings without the ball end cut off.
Can someone, in very simple words, explain to me what the difference between a locking and a non-locking stud is?
I also read somewhere, of course after I purchased the studs, that I have to shim the guitar to get the lowest possible action... I neither have the tools nor the capabilities to shim a guitar, and it will be very expensive to make a professional shim it.
Among many things, I also considered exchanging the Pro for an Original Edge or Lo-Pro, but I found the Pro to be the most ergonomic tremolo, and I will sure use palm-muting a lot more than whammy.