#1
i'm going to be building a copy of the Alexi scythe this fall.

my question is whether or not locking tuners would work in place of a locking nut? if so, how well?
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#2
Locking nut is pretty much required for a Floyd. You don't need locking tuners if you have a locking nut.

Locking tuners cannot replace a locking nut. The reason for the locking nut is so the strings don't create friction and snag on the nut while using the tremolo, thus knocking you out of tune.
#3
okay, just amking sure because i prefer locking tuners over a nut.
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#4
well, you could get a roller nut and locking tuners, but even then, you may go out of tune if you divebomb.


however, it will get close to that stability of a locking nut.


edit: but it still won't be as stable as a locking nut. they really do work, and there is a reason that they are on floyd rose guitars.
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#5
Don't bother with locking tuners for an FR. They don't mix.
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well, you could get a roller nut and locking tuners, but even then, you may go out of tune if you divebomb.

If you dive all the way down then the strings will probably escape from the saddle grooves, so with extreme whammy usage the matter is not of staying in tune or not, but rather having the strings stay in place at all or not.