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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Thumb screws on locking nut pad?

    So, in my band we change between drop A and B standard for a few songs. I'd like to be able to undo my lock nut without having to have my multitool handy at all times. Has anyone seen this done before? Anyone know the screw and thread size of typical Ibanez locking nuts?


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    So, do you have your guitar set up dive only? because this is gonna throw you out of tune if you're not at least half blocked. If you're totally blocked just leave the pad off.
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    Sounds like it would look awful, but more than that, I'm not sure the use of it. Like our illustrious Max said, unless you've blocked off, you're going to have tuning issues. And even half blocking will likely pose small tuning problems for at least one of the tuning changes. May as well go full retard and block it both ways, then go without locking pads.

    Another solution would be to trade your RGD for my Premium RG927, which allows you to block the trem without much dicking around. I know, I know, there's a bit of cash due to even the trade up, but I'm willing to let that slide.

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    +1 on blocking the trem and leaving the pads off. That is how I had my RGD set up and it worked great. Otherwise I don't think quickly switching back and forth in a live setting would be that ideal

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    Buy another 7. Also, would a DTuna not work in this scenario?

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    what I always did was to leave the fine tuner almost all the way out when tuning it to drop tuning, before locking the nut, so I could tune it all the way up to standard with just the fine tuner.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Good idea, my bar is pop in though rather than screw
    Also, it's blocked with one of Allen's stopbars. I debated leaving the pads off, but I really hate the way it looks

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