#1
I want to install a locking nut in the telecaster im buying from my school. The main reason is for keeping the guitar in tune when i play gigs and caryy it to school etc. I was just wondering how to install it into the neck. Do i have to route some of the first fret or the neck?
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What do you need pics of? The guitar?
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#5
cant put a locking nut on uless you have tuners on the bridge aswell .if dont have them you have done the exact opposite from what you set out too do
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try locking tuners first?


+1

Also, a good graph-tech nut would help, and make sure you change your strings often enough.
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#7
locking nut is pointless without fine tuners at the bridge, and im sure a super pain in the ass.

actually tightening the locking nut will make your strings go slightly sharp.
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Pics of the neck obviously!
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#9
first your bridge is going to need fine tuners, and your probably going to have to make a nut shelf.
Get a graphite nut and locking tuners
#10
Or, rather than spending money on some useless marketing scheme, lock your own strings like this.

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And lubricate your nut like this.



Graphite works wonders on string contact points.
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Or, rather than spending money on some useless marketing scheme, lock your own strings like this.

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All the Fenders that come through my store are strung like this. It doesn't seem to really have helped them very much, they go out of tune just as often as the rest of our guitars. Of course, I don't mind tuning them since it usually means I can sit there and play for a bit.
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#12
just get some locking tuners they work great on my strat even w/ wammy wankery (sp)
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#13
Do those fenders have trems?

This method prevents string slippage during normal, trem-less play.
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Do those fenders have trems?

This method prevents string slippage during normal, trem-less play.


They do, except for the Tele. We leave the bars out, though, so kids can't destroy the guitars.
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Hmm, well I have only been using that method for about a month, but it works in my experience.

I'll continue to use and recommend it though, I mean come on, a free solution to tunning instability? Hard to come by.
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Hmm, well I have only been using that method for about a month, but it works in my experience.

I'll continue to use and recommend it though, I mean come on, a free solution to tunning instability? Hard to come by.


I hope it does work! I just haven't found a tried and true method. I put Planet Waves Auto-Trim locking tuners on my Schecter C-1 Classic, which came with a Graphtec nut, and once I tune it up, I can bend to my heart's content without any problems. Some of the guitars at the store are just as good, some aren't, it's hard to really tell how much of a difference it makes, to be quite honest. Mostly I like the minimal to non-existent play in the tuners and the tight gear ratio- it just feels good to tune compared to the Grovers that were on there. And don't get me wrong, Grovers are high-quality machines, I just don't like the Rotomatics that much. The Sta-Tites are my choice for acoustic tuners.

Heck, whatever works I guess. Mostly I just like wasting money on my guitars
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