#2
I would get locking tuners first, if you don't have them already. Then, instead of a roller nut, I would get a graphtech graphite nut. They work very well if the nut is actually binding. Plus, you won't have to modify the nut slot, like you would for a roller nut. Graphtech saddles help quite a bit too if you like to abuse your trem.
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#3
Huh I'll look into that, thanks. Now I just need to find some gold plated locking tuners otherwise my whole guitar will look lame... No luck yet lol
#4
Schaller makes gold ones, and they bolt right up to the strats, at least they did on my standard MIA. They are pricey though, I think around $60-70USD. They are the same kind they use on the MIA deluxe strats.
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#5
So the LSR is cheaper than that... But it does require alteration to install? That right?
#6
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So the LSR is cheaper than that... But it does require alteration to install? That right?

the LSR is wider than a standard string nut, so the groove has to be widened where the nut is. Also, all a roller nut is doing is stopping binding at the nut, it's not locking anything down. A graphite nut does the same thing, and if your nut now isn't cathing anything, it probably won't make a lot of difference anyway.

Locking tuners work well, because they keep only a partial turn around the tuning peg, so the string can't bind on itself when it goes slack and tight again from trem use. Make sure you stretch your strings too, a lot of people forget that step, and then have tuning issues until the strings naturally stretch themselves out over time.
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#7
Oh yeah I always stretch my strings. So does the roller nut work in conjunction with the locking tuners cause when I usually see a guitar with one it has the other
#8
you can, sure, but one doesn't require the other. It's a pretty slick setup having both, but I would only use an LSR if it came from Fender like that. A regular graphite or bone nut will do nearly the same thing for a lot less than the price of an LSR plus install. They will have to route out some wood on the neck.
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