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lockin' nuts?

OK, I've been reading about all the differnt types of guitars and would like the take on the pros and cons of non-locking, locking and double locking tremolos, and locking and non-locking nuts. Anyone?
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Re: lockin' nuts?

11/3/2000 12:46 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

lockin nuts are made for the people that like to go nuts with the tremelo. They make it so the tuners can not slip when you start hammering on the tremelo, thus making it a lot harder for your guitar to get out of tune. Some people use locking tuners that have a locking mechanism on them so the tuners can't slip at all. I have heard that that the locking nuts and tremelos take away from all your tone though, I don't know if its true or not, but most of the guitars that I have played that have had locking tuners sounded like s---, but yet agian they were cheap a-- bc richs, jacksons and ibanezs. But some of the cons with double locking tremelos are that changing strings is a very boring process and takes forever.

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Re: lockin' nuts?

11/3/2000 10:20 PM

Tony Boyd (189) wrote:

Locking nuts are a godsend if you are beating on the tremelo, but the real question you have to ask yourself is are you really going to use the tremelo? I have a double locking gimmick on my guitar and I rarely ever put the bar on.

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Re: lockin' nuts?

11/3/2000 10:27 PM

Chuck Stensrud (13014) wrote:

Has anyone else noticed that on more than a few of the tremolo bridges you can leave the handle off and "tickle" the bridge with the heel of your right palm and get a very nice tremolo effect? I have a Fender Standard Fat Strat and for much of what I play it sounds better than when I use the handle.