#1
i had an idea on my washburn 7 string to put a locking bolt like used in the floyd rose build guitars so it would keep tune better
is this a good idea, and are there any drawbacks to this?
#2
Quote by LivingDeath
i had an idea on my washburn 7 string to put a locking bolt like used in the floyd rose build guitars so it would keep tune better
is this a good idea, and are there any drawbacks to this?


Routing it without the correct tools would be hell..

Just get a set of locking tuners.. Cheap easy and works, also wont mess up the guitar.
#3
OR you can replace the standard nut with a graphite nut, and get a set of locking tuning machines(I.E. Sperzel, Schaller, Planet Waves), without having to alter the neck by carving a chunk of it away.
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#5
Problem would be if you did want to tune it you would now need to lossen the locking nut each time. They only work well if you have fine tuners on the bridge.
#6
Quote by Tackleberry
Problem would be if you did want to tune it you would now need to lossen the locking nut each time. They only work well if you have fine tuners on the bridge.


+1
Also when you tighten the locking nuts your string goes slightly out of tune, hence the need for finetuners. I wouldn't recommend it.
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#7
Bad idea. I used to think this would work; it dosn't. Locking tuners, graphite nut, even graphtech saddles, if you're into that.