#1
I am getting a floyd rose, and I am wondering if I should even bother shelling out 4 or 5 bucks on a string retainer. And if I do, what is the differences between sizes? I keep seeing different sized retainers.
Is this for sound, or what?
Im getting the locking nut and the whole system.

Thank you guys.
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#2
You don't NEED a string retainer, no Jackson guitar has one.
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#3
well...then why are they there if i dont need them?
Does it reduce the risk of the strings snapping?
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#4
String retainers are used to keep even string pressure against the nut when the angle of the tuners to the nut isn't enough to keep adequate pressure.

Jackson's don't use them because they have angled headstocks. The tuners are not directly in-line with the string. This requires the length of the string to the tuner to be bent which keeps the string tightly down against the nut.
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#5
If you dont have an angled headstock you will need one otherwise when you tighten the locking nut your guitar will go out of tune so much I dont think the fine tuners could fix it.