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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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locking tuning posts / clamps

Has anyone experience with those locking tuning posts on a git. with floyd rose? does it actually free you from having to use the toplock?

Hasn't happened on stage yet but I always have this nightmare of breaking a string on my Jem7 during a performance and then realizing that I have no tool to open the toplock or having one but hassling 20 minutes before having put on the new string...

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-07-2004, 12:05 AM
 
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I haven't done it on a Jem, but I did on an RG560. It works okay but it's not as stable as the locking nut was. I think the best way for locking tuners to work is with a guitar that has a well-cut and dressed standard nut. But the strings have quite an area in the path of the locking nut area to travel over, so for me personally, I fear that more area to bind on and throw tuning out. With the RG, I stretched the hell out of the strings, and yes, it was reasonably in tune most of the time. Certainly within the fine-tuners' corrections. But I found the locking nut itself to be the better tuning stability.

Perhaps you could mount one of those wrench holders on the headstock...always keep a wrench there for that emergenct you fear. Either way...if it's a gig situation, you're gonna eat time unlocking, changing the string, stretching, tuning, stretching, tuning...etc. So the best bet? Get another Jem!!!! lol... Two per tuning...
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