#1
I'm looking to better the tuning stability on my V-50, as it's horrible (or at least, way below my standards.

Will this do the trick, or do you suggest locking tuners as well? http://www.guitarcenter.com/Graph-Tech-Slotted-Trem-Nut-for-Jumbo-Guitar-360455-i1129705.gc

I'd rather not get locking tuners, just because of how much the cost, and I may not use this guitar at all in a year. You never know.
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The link works fine
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My Schecter has one. As far as I know it's a great nut.

I've done some bends behind the nut and it makes the string raise in pitch after releasing it. I'd definitely get the nut, and then get locking tuners if you absolutely have to.
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It shows me how to order and ask to choose my country and currency. Maybe it's a "where you live" thing.
#6
When I go in a thread, I post information that's hopefully helpful for the TS...

So yeah, again, get the nut first. Then if you absolutely need them, locking tuners. Why not go with high quality regular tuners? Aren't those cheaper than locking tuners?
#7
if the guitar has bad stability that wont help it if the tuners are shifty
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When I go in a thread, I post information that's hopefully helpful for the TS...

So yeah, again, get the nut first. Then if you absolutely need them, locking tuners. Why not go with high quality regular tuners? Aren't those cheaper than locking tuners?


I could. But they still cost a bit themselves too. It's kind of the mentality that if I'm going to upgrade, I want to upgrade all the way. I'd only get locking tuners since it's a hardtail though. I'm used to using guitars with FR's, so that's why I'm not really sure what will fix the problem.

First I'll lube the nut and see how much that helps. If it's still bad, I'll get a nut, then if it's still bad, then I'll start looking at tuners.

I mainly just wanted to know if that nut would work well, since I've heard a lot about Graph Tech being really good and all that.
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Did you try choosing your country and the currency you use then click the button below that? It takes you to the page of the nut in question.
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#10
You might have to do some routing for them locking tuners, no?

I think a new nut and tuners will fix it up right away. But that Graph Tech nut will certainly increase your tuning stability. I've noticed no tuning problems at all with my Schecter. Even when changing environments (from my AC room to an 80 degree garage), it hardly detunes.

I can safely say that nut will help.
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It shows me how to order and ask to choose my country and currency. Maybe it's a "where you live" thing.
It always does that. Just tell it you're from America and then you can see the links as normal; after all, if you're outside America and Canada then you won't ever buy anything from them anyway, so it doesn't matter if you don't put in your real location.


Anyway, a graphite nut won't do anything for you if your guitar has a fixed bridge (which yours does). Locking tuners are also rather pointless; they are more a tool to save time when restringing, they don't actually hold tune any better than regular tuners.
The most likely explanation for your guitar going out of tune is you haven't restrung it correctly. Even the crappiest of Strat copies with the worst bridges and nuts known to man will stay in tune if they're set up and treated right (well, at least until their brides wear down, but that's a whole different topic). Check the stickied thread, make sure you're restringing the guitar properly.
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#12
^ I'll try that first then. Should be fun. I don't like fixed bridge guitars. So much work...
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