A roller nut solves all of life's problems...

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  1. crazyrachey96

    crazyrachey96 Strat-O-Master

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    So I put a Vega Trem on my main guitar a few weeks back. Sweet unit, but the headstock end wasn't keeping up. I put a Fender LSR roller nut on it today and I simply cannot knock this thing out of tune. I was wondering if maybe I would also have to buy locking tuners, and it's totally not going to be necessary. The problem is completely solved!

    On another note, I've been pretty scarce here of late because work has become frighteningly busy. But I have a couple of days off, and tonight I'm going to do a few other things to the guitar. Pics coming tomorrow!
     
  2. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Platinum Supporting Member

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    I have two guitars with LSRs on them. I do like them.
     
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    Agtronic Strat-O-Master

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    Sounds good! My father has a strat with a roller nut and locking tuners and it’s probably the most stable guitar I have played. Right up there with my Ibanez with its low pro edge.

    Pics / vids / sound clips!!

    edit: do you find it takes some getting used to? The one thing that always bothers me on my dad’s Strat is that when I’m playing bluesey stuff in open E I always hit the top of my index finger on the corner of the nut by the high E. I never got used to that.
     
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  4. Boognish

    Boognish Senior Stratmaster

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    I've been eyeing a LSR for my next project. Heard nothing but good things about them.
     
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    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster Platinum Supporting Member

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    I love the roller nut, six of my Strats have them
     
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  6. wrvond

    wrvond Senior Stratmaster

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    I have 5 Strats with LSR's and one with Wilkenson (it came that way). I have one Strat with a bone nut and it is decked.

    They are awesome.
     
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  7. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    I have been thinking about one on a Jackson neck. I just don't know how it will work with the flatter fretboard.

    Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
     
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  8. gofmusic

    gofmusic Senior Stratmaster

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    Never tried a roller one myself... I tried and liked Graptech TUSQ nuts very much.

    Ill follow for the pics!
     
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  9. MrNeutron

    MrNeutron Strat-Talker

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    How hard are these things to install?
     
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    fezz parka fezz parka

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    Different things work for different people.
    I use a standard Strat vibrato. The old six screw type.
    I use a well cut bone nut.
    I use Kluson Safe-T-Post tuners. With the proper wrap.

    And I beat the crap out of it. And it stays in tune. ;)

    One take...one pass. Lots o' wiggle. :D

     
  11. Dreamdancer

    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    Those are great....many times these kind of things get a pass even though they work just the same or better cause they are not...vintage appropriate.Like for example a zero fret(preferably stainless steel fret).
     
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  12. Swampash

    Swampash Senior Stratmaster

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    When I say “gotta get a nut” I am referring to the LSR
     
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    Kestrel Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    They are quite difficult to install, they have instructions with them but you have to remember the size of your frets (fret height) is important and distance to the centre of your first fret is crucial, you need the right tools, I have installed many over the years, it is not a job you would rush, the 2 tiny screws are a pain, you need the right size drill bit and the right screwdriver, and don't lose the shims that they come with just in case you file a bit to deep, I am a Guitar tech and I never really look forward to fitting them, once installed correctly they are great.
     
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    Musekatcher Senior Stratmaster

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    I plan to try one sometime. I have read they can affect sustain and tone?
     
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    Michael919 Most Honored Senior Member

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    On a guitar with a regular nut? Moderate to difficult if you need to rout the slot larger. See the "New Installation" section of these instructions:

    http://www.axesrus.com/images/lsrfit.pdf

    If you have a guitar with a Wilkinson roller, like a pre-1992 Plus, it's easier because you don't need to deal with the slot width.
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Platinum Supporting Member

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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I'm going to see if one will cure my arthritis...
     
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    Morf2540 Senior Stratmaster

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    I don't know about the LSR, but I have a Strat Plus with a Wilkinson style roller nut and I love it. The guitar never goes out of tune. I mean never. As others have said, it seems like something that needs to be professionally installed. It does not drop in the same place as a regular nut.

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    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    Might cure haemorroids as well? :D :D :D
     
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    The Strat Dude Posy rules!

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    You could try installing it there, report back;)
     
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