#1
I am planing on buying a Schecter Damien FR, and I like tuning downto Drop D and standard. If I took the nut off and put on Sperzel locking tuners, will it stay in tune while I play the FR???
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#3
I think whether you lock the strings with a nut or some tuners, tuning down to D will still send all the other strings sharp, because you're still lowering string tension. If you want to tune down to D you could set up the trem as down only, or get one of those trem-stabilisers (people have mixed views on these though). The tremelno is for sale now, so that might be an option.

EDIT: Oops I misunderstood the question Ignore the above post.
EDIT 2: Ok I accidentally made a good point, do listen to it.
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#4
It would, as long as you don't have too much friction at the nut. A graphtech or roller nut should keep it in tune.
#5
I have a Floyd on one of my Strats, I have Schaller locking tuners and a Graphtch nut. No problems with tuning stability so far. I also don't dive bomb all the time though.
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Quote by marmoseti
I think whether you lock the strings with a nut or some tuners, tuning down to D will still send all the other strings sharp, because you're still lowering string tension. If you want to tune down to D you could set up the trem as down only, or get one of those trem-stabilisers (people have mixed views on these though). The tremelno is for sale now, so that might be an option.

EDIT: Oops I misunderstood the question Ignore the above post.


don't ignore that, that's a very good point. If your trem is floating, whether you have a locking nut or locking tuners, you're gonna have to rebalance the trem for retuning.

Which is more time consuming than unlocking a locking nut, which you were concerned about...
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#7
Just mount the floyd flush against the body ala EVH- that will solve all of your tuning problems.
#9
well first of all, the locking nut is alot bigger than a standard nut so youre gonna have a big chunk of wood missing in your headstock, but heres the answer to your problem

D-tuna, as found on the EVH wolfgang peaveys
i dont know exactly where to get one, but you mount in where the fine tuner is on your low e, and you just flip it down and you go down to d
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#11
^ yep.

or not so much only fit, but only work.

and the trem has to be non floating (since you could technically set up a non-recessed trem to float a little.

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