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Locking Nuts On An Sg

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It won't work. Unless you have a bridge with fine tuners on it, you'll never be able to tune it. With locking nuts, you tune to pitch and then lock down the clamps which brings the strings sharp. Without fine tuners, you can't readjust the tuning. Plus if you playing live, with fine tuners on a bridge, you have to unlock the strings re-tune and then re-lock them. Not something you can do between songs.

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You'll probably get there by either properly lubing the string slots in the nut (by 'properly' I don't mean hose it down with lube, I mean just a dab of the right kind of lube), or replacing the nut with something like stewmac's 'slipstone'.

And there's the fine art of rounding over areas in the string slots, but you have to know what parts you can get away with rounding and which parts you can't.

After doing that, and still having tuning problems, the next thing would be the tuning machines.

(unless it happens to have a loose neck joint)

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