#1
The title says all, What is the difference between locking and non-locking tuners? I need a lesson here...
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#2
the locking tuners lock. (don't move. stay in tune better.)
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#3
I figured that, but I'm talking about what physically is the difference between them? Like is it a difference of design?
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#4
Well locking tuners mean, that you have a locked system on both ends, so that you never lose tension. So imagine it like this. Your regular guitar has the strings being pulled at the top of the neck, while the bridge lets it loosen, while if you have floyd rose (locking bridge) then you have it pulling on the neck, and the bridge, from both ends, so that means if you tighten the strings with the tuning pegs, you dont have your loose bridge, they WILL snap.
So if you never want to lose tune, get a locking Tremolo system, if you want to be able to tune down, and up, regularly, get a regular bridge.
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#5
Locking tuners are actually easier to use, and keep your guitar in tune better.



Rather than wrap the strings around the peg numerous times, you just thread the hole and "lock" them in with the knobs on the back. Then trim and tune.
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#6
The hole on the tuning head closes and the string gets pinched very tight so it doesn't move.

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#7
it's like what they have on basses. I always found it stupid that those weeren't standard on evry guitar
#8
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Well locking tuners mean, that you have a locked system on both ends, so that you never lose tension. So imagine it like this. Your regular guitar has the strings being pulled at the top of the neck, while the bridge lets it loosen, while if you have floyd rose (locking bridge) then you have it pulling on the neck, and the bridge, from both ends, so that means if you tighten the strings with the tuning pegs, you dont have your loose bridge, they WILL snap.
So if you never want to lose tune, get a locking Tremolo system, if you want to be able to tune down, and up, regularly, get a regular bridge.
That's a locking tremelo system. Locking tuners are basically just tuners which lock onto the ends of strings.
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#9
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it's like what they have on basses. I always found it stupid that those weeren't standard on evry guitar


actually, theres no such thing as locking bass tuners. bass tuners just look like that because there much bigger, to accomadate the larger strings
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