#1
I just got an ESP LTD MH 1000 NT with locking tuners and I was wondering if you are still supposed to wrap the strings around the posts when you use the locking tuners. Are they any good?
#2
You don't have to with locking tuners, but you can.

The whole point of locking tuners is simply to make the guitar faster to restring. They don't really help with tuning stability.
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#3
I was just wondering if maybe they were unreliable and you were better off winding around the posts to avoid instability.
#4
Why would they be unreliable?
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I always give the unwound strings two winds. This spreads out the tension of bends to discourage burrs from forming.
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I always give the unwound strings two winds. This spreads out the tension of bends to discourage burrs from forming.


Umm, OK....
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I always give the unwound strings two winds. This spreads out the tension of bends to discourage burrs from forming.




That has nothing to do with burrs.
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That has nothing to do with burrs.


Burrs can form where the string breaks over the edge of the tuning machine post. The string moves back and forth over the same spot when it’s bent, slowly cutting into the post the same way it cuts into a bridge saddle. Wrapping the string around the post creates a much larger area of contact with the post so that that the string doesn’t dig in as much.
#10
I wrap them 1/2 way round before locking them
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#11
I pull it tight , then lock it down , then tune string .... it ends up about a half wrap ... locking tuners don't need wraps , but it's OK if you do
#12
they do help with tunig stability by reducing errors stringing or strings slipping / windings that continue to tighten.

most find locking offers less string stretch and less error possibilities, as well as speed.

honestly, after getting my first locking tuner guitar, wow. its a huge joy. i dont think i will ever go back . restringing my acoustic is a CHORE. UGH. my carvin? F it man i restring that thing any time. takes like 5 min. the task is so easy its not even a thang.....
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Burrs can form where the string breaks over the edge of the tuning machine post. The string moves back and forth over the same spot when it’s bent, slowly cutting into the post the same way it cuts into a bridge saddle. Wrapping the string around the post creates a much larger area of contact with the post so that that the string doesn’t dig in as much.


Never thought about that. And I've got locking tuners on '93 model year guitars. I'll have to go check them now. Have you actually had this happen?

Mine usually get about half a turn, maybe 3/4 or so. No issues so far.
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