#1
I've got Stratocasters and Telecasters and other guitars with:
Locking Nuts
Locking Tuners
Locking Saddles
Locking Bridges
Locking Tuneomatic
Locking Floyd Rose this, and
Locking Floyd Rose that.

Also, I love my guitar that has nothing locking at all.

I feel many locking devices are over rated ~ some better than others.
What do you think? Sometimes, thay are more hassle than benefit. Agree?

When I go from guitar to guitar, sometimes
I'll forget (without looking) which one is which.


In this day and age, does anybody like ALL the guitar locking devices?
Or, maybe some of the locking devices (which ones)?
Or, do not like some locking devices?
Or, just like their guitars with no locking devices?

My choice, for ALL FUTURE guitars purchases . . . . .
is to have locking tuners and nothing else.

What is your current choice and why?


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#2
I love locking tuners. I'm always so slow and clumsy when restringing. They fixed that... I'm like a NASCAR pit crew now.
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#3
Floyd Rose's are fine for me, but I want a guitar with locking tuners.
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#6
Locking Floyds and maybe locking bridges.

Locking tuners help you restring a little bit faster. But depending on how you string your guitar, you can make non-locking tuners hold tune just as effectively. So i don't really care for them.
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#7
^Stringing faster is the only benefit I'm truly after anyway, I can't stand the process.
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#8
Oh shit. This guy... Why do you always use so many words in such a strange way when you could use a lot less in a more conventional and less irritating way?

At least you've lost the copious amount of smilies. They really did make you look crazy.

I have strap locks.
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#9
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Blocked bridge and locking tuners.


I suppose you are talking about adding a piece of wood
to a floating bridge to make it solid? Right?

Fixed bridge: Doesn't move ~ no tremolo bar needed.
Tremolo bridge: Goes low with the tremolo bar, but is blocked with no up-tremolo-bar
Floating bridge: Goes High or low with the tremolo bar.

So, what is a "blocked" bridge vs fixed or floating bridge. Thanks
#11
I like my guitars with a locking floyd, nut and bridge and you're all dirty hippies who cant get with the times if you say otherwise

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#12
You've already answered your question. What are you asking???

On second thoughts, just Google it before you get out of hand.
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#13
I have a Floyd Rose guitar but yeah, I would rather have a standard tremolo because I know they can keep tuning if you just don't go crazy with your whammy bar. And I don't really go crazy with my whammy bar. I also think my Floyd is too sensitive.

Floyd is a hassle IMO. Changing your intonation and tuning is just a pain in the ass. I think I'm never going to buy a Floyd guitar again, even though I like my Charvel. My next guitar will have a standard style tremolo.
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#17
Wow, that's scary.

Something just hit me...

Are you like... the same people?
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#18
I never lock anything.

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#19
Where do you keep your car?
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#20
I don't have it anymore, it got stolen.

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#21
Really?

You got a motorbike at all?
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#22
I started off a floyd rose guy. Then I got a jag stang, ever since, that has been my favorite vibrato unit. Just a stang vibrato with a properly cut nut and kluson tone pros tuners.

I tend to employ diffrent trems for different sounds though. I've got a good cross section of everything from an original german Floyd to a 60s junky jazzmaster trem rip-off. Nothing I have has locking tuners. About the only thing I don't have is a Bigsby.
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#23
I like nothing to be locking apart from the stopbar, on guitars which have tune-o-matics, and my strap buttons. Otherwise, non-locking for everything. The only locking tuners I've found that are actually as stable as non-locking ones are the Planet Waves, which are very expensive and very heavy; locking nuts and bridge components change the tone too much, in ways I don't like, and are too limited in radius/action for me.
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#24
Locking tuners, but that's about it. My Carvin came stock with locking Sperzels, and the previous owner of my strat put a set of them onto it too. I've had nothing but positive experience with them. Easier to restring, and maybe it's just the placebo effect, but they seem more stable, too. I don't use tremolos enough to warrant a locking nut or bridge though, and considering I don't own anything with a tune-o-matic or a stopbar, I don't really have any strong feelings about them.
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Locking tuners, but that's about it. My Carvin came stock with locking Sperzels, and the previous owner of my strat put a set of them onto it too. I've had nothing but positive experience with them. Easier to restring, and maybe it's just the placebo effect, but they seem more stable, too. I don't use tremolos enough to warrant a locking nut or bridge though, and considering I don't own anything with a tune-o-matic or a stopbar, I don't really have any strong feelings about them.



Yes. I feel the same. I think I hit a "time-wasting-point" last night
messing around too long with several guitars, their locks and tuning.
I absolutely hate using a freakin' allen wrench on a nut or bridge or saddles.
I remember when buying a guitar with "Floyd Rose" was "THE THING"


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#26
Reading great comments within this tread's makes it for sure that I'll sell
several of my guitars and keep only the guitars with no locks at all
or just the tuner locks. Makes life more easy and consistent.

Again. I hate using allen wrenchs and Hex-keys.
#27
You should take up the piano.
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I don't have it anymore, it got stolen.

Hmmm I wonder why
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#32
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I only have 2 guitars with trems, one without anything locking and one with locking tuners. Can't stand Floyd style locking trems tbh.



With these "locking vs non-locking" comments and ideas
running through my mind, last night, I played a few
guitars that had no-locks or only locking tuners.
Have decided to sell the rest. Less stress.
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