#1
So these seem like super stay in tune things and all, but whats the process? You have to unlock them every time you want to tune? And downtune?

At shows you have to unlock and tune?

Seems more inconvenient, or am I wrong?

NOTE:
This isn't a rant or anything, I wanted to know how these things work.
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#3
Yes...you run the string through the tuners, tune up and lock em down. If you need to retune a string or drop tune you unlock - this is sorta why they are called locking tuners. Don't see how it is inconvenient as you shouldn't need to retune if they are doing their job and alternate tuning would be better by just having a secondary guitar specifically tuned differently.
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#5
you mean the kind of tuners in the damn headstock?

In my own opinion just get a floyde rose, more versatile and more applications
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#6
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Locking tuners are different than locking nuts, sir.
You seem to be talking about locking nuts.


Actually they work very similar. The locking nut is clamped into place by the allen bolts and locking tuners by a thumb wheel. The nut you have to unclamp to tune and the tuners need to have the thumb wheel loosened to tune.
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#8
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^Well, the operation is similar, of course. But whereas a locking nut requires fine tuners on the locking term to properly tune the guitar, a set of locking tuners can be a "standalone" unit.


You are correct there. At least the FL system allows for small tuning adjustments with the fine tuners, as opposed to the locking machine heads. And the locking tuners can be used on a non-tremolo setup so it makes them versatile (Carvins come with the locking tuners even on the FL equiped guitars and the locking nut is extra and not really recommended). Either way I don't see any inconvenience with having the FL or the locking tuners as long as they are setup correctly and do their job.
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#9
Locking tuners don't need to be unlocked to be tuned. Some locking tuners won't even unlock unless the string is no longer under tension (grover locking rotomatics).
You only unlock them to change strings, after that they work just like regular tuners, except better. Unlocking them while at full tension just rockets the string out of the tuner and towards your face.
#10
Haha, thanks Roc.
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#11
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you mean the kind of tuners in the damn headstock?

In my own opinion just get a floyde rose, more versatile and more applications


you cant change tunings on a floyd rose without everything breaking. By more versatile do you mean it takes 10 minutes to go into drop d?