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Old 12-15-2014, 01:02 PM   #1
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Best way to keep handy the tool (hex / allen wrench) for adjusting locking nut?

I have started using a guitar with a locking nut, uses a small allen wrench for loosening the nut braces. I find myself wanting to fine tune it on a daily basis. I don't want to go fishing for this tool every time I want to do some fine tuning. I practice in different rooms of my house, so I find myself wandering to a different room to get this tool, which is annoying. As long as this guitar is my primary player, I keep it in a stand, not a case, so that's also not a good option.

I'd love to be able to clip it to the guitar somehow. Does anyone sell something like that, or know how to make something that won't rattle/buzz? I have a Dunlop pick holder on my guitar, and that works great for holding picks, I'm hoping there's something made for, or that can be adapted for, an allen wrench.

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Old 12-15-2014, 01:11 PM   #2
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Why does it have a locking nut, but not a bridge with fine-tuners?
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:21 PM   #3
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Why does it have a locking nut, but not a bridge with fine-tuners?


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Old 12-15-2014, 01:32 PM   #4
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Whoops, I guess it does. This is my first guitar of this type, did not realize that existed, thought I had to get tuning perfect at the tuners / headstock side. Now that you mention it, I do recall reading about the bridge fine tuners long ago, before I actually had a guitar with a locking nut, just did not recall it.

So if the bridge fine tuning adjustments work as I hope, then that will hopefully remove the need for removing the locking nut to re-tune on a daily basis, so it would not be so important to have the allen wrench handy.

FYI, I kept doing some googling, and it seems there have been products made to attach something to the back of the head stock that holds anywhere from 2 - 4 allen wrenches or other thin tools. I don't think I'd be up for making holes in my guitar for this, though, but if they made a double-sided tape version, I still might go for it.

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Old 12-15-2014, 01:34 PM   #5
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Whoops, I guess it does. This is my first guitar of this type, did not realize that existed, thought I had to get tuning perfect at the tuners / headstock side. Now that you mention it, I do recall reading about the bridge fine tuners long ago, before I actually had a guitar with a locking nut, just did not recall it.

So if the bridge fine tuning adjustments work as I hope, then that will hopefully remove the need for removing the locking nut to re-tune on a daily basis, so it would not be so important to have the allen wrench handy.

FYI, I kept doing some googling, and it seems there have been products made to attach something to the back of the head stock that holds anywhere from 2 - 4 allen wrenches or other thin tools. I don't think I'd be up for making holes in my guitar for this, though, but if they made a double-sided tape version, I still might go for it.

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Old 12-15-2014, 01:48 PM   #6
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I know it doesn't help YOU, but Codella guitars has an interesting solution:
http://www.codellaguitars.com/features/
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:38 PM   #7
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Make sure your fine tuners are around the mid-point of the adjustment when you tune with the keys on the headstock. That way, you have somewhere to go.
You really shouldn't have to take the lock nuts off unless you are restringing or changing tunings. Of course, changing tunings requires a re balance of the bridge if it's floating properly.
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Old 12-15-2014, 05:12 PM   #8
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Make sure your fine tuners are around the mid-point of the adjustment when you tune with the keys on the headstock. That way, you have somewhere to go.
You really shouldn't have to take the lock nuts off unless you are restringing or changing tunings. Of course, changing tunings requires a re balance of the bridge if it's floating properly.


Good to know, thanks.

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Old 12-15-2014, 05:17 PM   #9
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there is this thing you put on the guitars back of the headstock i forget what they call it but your allen key would be with you at all times.
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:34 PM   #10
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sounds like you need to stretch your strings really good before locking. you shouldn't really need to adjust your strings daily if this is done. when I was using floyds I could go for a week at a time without touching it.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:54 PM   #11
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:29 PM   #12
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There are a bunch of allen wrench holders (these usually mount on the back of the headstock) for Floyd Rose wrenches:

Gotoh: https://reverb.com/item/233428-genu...qOKWRoCLlPw_wcB

This one on eBay for $4.99 (plus shipping) http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/311193453100?lpid=82

This from Floyd Rose: http://www.floydrose.com/catalog/ex...n-wrench-holder

And from Allparts: http://www.allparts.com/floyd-rose

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