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  • ?s for J.R.'s FIRST project...........

    I am putting together my FIRST project guitar.....

    I have obtained a body, that is routed for a FLOYD (non-recessed) and will be reciving a "Mighty-Mite" reverse strat head maple neck (thx Pebber!).

    My 1st question (of a few to follow) is:

    The neck comes with a regular nut, sent as set up for use as a reverse neck (as opposed to LH).

    For use with a Floyd, can I use "Locking Tuners" or do I need a Floyd Locking Nut???



    I think I know the answer, but will take all opinions please!


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    Charvel: Model1, 2 & 5, Surfcaster 12
    Jackson: DK2, JRS-2, Kelly

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    Re: ?s for J.R.\'s FIRST project...........

    Me personally? I would use a locking nut. Under heavy divebomb, I think the strings will slip too much even with the locking tuners. That's just my opinion.
    Scott
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    • #3
      Re: ?s for J.R.\'s FIRST project...........

      You can use locking tuners (Sperzels), just use a roller nut. A regular nut tends to stick... even the graphite ones.
      That's basicaly what I did on mine.
      Stays in tune just fine.
      If you do use a roller nut, get the LSR one and toss the adapter plate. Little or no routing required.
      If you use a Wilkinson style roller nut, you will have to route out almost as much material as a Floyd nut... so that should make that call pretty easy.
      -Rick

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      • #4
        Re: ?s for J.R.\'s FIRST project...........

        J, I'm excited to see your project is in the starting stage !

        Btw, both options will work.. I have guitars equipped with lock nut as well as guitars with lock tuners.
        If you decide to go for the lock tuners, I would leave the nut for now, as it's always possible to replace it later with a LSR or a Wilkinson.

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        • #5
          Re: ?s for J.R.\'s FIRST project...........

          OK

          I think I am gonna go the Locking nut route, and have my awesome shop tech route the neck for me.

          I fouond some black reverse Carvin tuners on the classifieds today, so now "all" I need is a Floyd!!


          Pebber....the neck arrived today! Looks NICE!!! [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
          Charvel: Model1, 2 & 5, Surfcaster 12
          Jackson: DK2, JRS-2, Kelly

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          • #6
            Re: ?s for J.R.\'s FIRST project...........

            [ QUOTE ]
            Pebber....the neck arrived today! Looks NICE!!! [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

            [/ QUOTE ]

            so.. you don't gonna offer it to me then [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]?

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            • #7
              Re: ?s for J.R.\'s FIRST project...........

              It's nice!
              I'll need to get it routed by Eric...so I think i'll keep this one!

              He HAS more!! ;-)
              Want i should buy a few for you?
              Charvel: Model1, 2 & 5, Surfcaster 12
              Jackson: DK2, JRS-2, Kelly

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              • #8
                Re: ?s for J.R.\'s FIRST project...........

                For the longest time I couldn't figure out why anyone would want locking tuners AND a locking nut, till someone mentioned that with locking tuners it's easier/faster to change strings, thus a lower changeover time.
                Made sense to me [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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