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What a fantastic guitar. I have three American Stratocasters, a Gibson, a couple of PRSs and a Telecaster. This is a 2011 S970 that I bought used a few weeks ago. It was really in great shape. The only adjustment I had to do was raise the action on the high e side as the e string was fretting out when bending at the 10th fret.

I have a couple of questions that my research hasn't been able to answer.

1) Are the frets stainless steel?
2) What the heck is the stud lock for? All I know is that it's a second bolt inside the action adjustment bolt.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Thanks Sepul. The S970 is an S series guitar from the Premium factory in Indonesia. It has a Mahogany body with a walnut top and uses the ZR-2 bridge with the ZPS3 stabilizer.

So, when I raised the action, I should have lowered the stud lock until it contacted the base of the trem block again?
 

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The locking tuners seem strangely redundant with a locking trem, I guess some people just like throwing money at stuff, I'd put 'em on a guitar without a locking nut, something like a Strat perhaps?
 

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The locking tuners seem strangely redundant with a locking trem, I guess some people just like throwing money at stuff, I'd put 'em on a guitar without a locking nut, something like a Strat perhaps?
Yeah, I put them on all my Strats and the tele. The locking tuners just make string changes a tiny bit faster. It's not for tuning stability for sure.
 
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