I just got my first electric guitar and it has a locking tremolo....What is it. Oh my guitar is an ESP MH-50. What does the locking tremolo do for the guitar...what is the counterpart to that?

Any help would be greatly appreciated....
The counterpart is a non-locking tremolo, like on Fender guitars.

A locking trem, as the name suggests, locks the strings inside the bridge, and at the nut, to prevent them from moving about when you use the trem, so as to improve tuning stability.
I believe this guitar has a floating tremolo, so the springs in the back must be equalized to the string tension.
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