#1
I was looking at a Schecter Damien Special FR, a guitar I'm thinking about buying, and I noticed there was a Licensed Floyd Rose, but no locking nuts. I was wondering, how well would this guitar stay in tune when I do Dime squeals and dive bombs and stuff? And, would the absence of locking nuts mean I could put the guitar into different tunings?
#2
It prob wouldn't stay in tune very well at all.

And even if it did have a locking nut you could still put it into different tunnings.
#3
Locking nut is not necessary.
If you properly wind your strings in the tuning pegs and lube the nut slots with pencil lead or vaseline.
See post #2 in the "Ultimate Setup Guide" sticky thread. That shows proper string winding technique.

OR, you have locking tuners and lube the nut slots.

You can do different tunings with a floyd with or without the locking nut. It's just more difficult and time consuming with the locking nut.

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#4
Im guessing it has a Graphtech nut, Carvin does this on alot of their non-custom guitars.
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#5
Damien Special FR does have a locking nut, so either: It's not a Damion FR Special, or someone stole the locks, or someone modded it.
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