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Toroso
post Mar 27 2009, 07:43 PM
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What exactly is a double locking tremelo? I see this with the Floyd Rose all the time but I have no clue what it actually means.

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Artemus
post Mar 27 2009, 07:47 PM
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It basically means the strings are bolted down at both end - at the nut and at the bridge. Early Floyd Rose trems had a single lock on the bridge so when the bar was dipped or raised the strings would slip around the nut and constantly go out of tune - the double locking ensures the strings stay in place and more importantly - stay in tune!
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EDIT: D'uh - I meant the other way round.. single locking was at the nut only (I should know - I've got one). In any case there was still slippage of strings and detuning occuring hence the double lock enhancement

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post Mar 27 2009, 07:51 PM
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QUOTE (Artemus @ Mar 27 2009, 02:47 PM) *
It basically means the strings are bolted down at both end - at the nut and at the bridge. Early Floyd Rose trems had a single lock on the bridge so when the bar was dipped or raised the strings would slip around the nut and constantly go out of tune - the double locking ensures the strings stay in place and more importantly - stay in tune!
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OK, I see. Makes me wonder why they always call it a double locking bridge then. LOL

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