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    I have an extra neck that I am wanting to use on my next guitar project. It came from a strat copy fitted with a Floyd Rose, so it needs a locking nut. My new guitar isn't going to have a Floyd Rose, just a regular Strat tremolo. Is it alright to use the locking nut and just not lock it? Or am I going to run into some sort of problem?
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    Shouldn't be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino5150 View Post
    Shouldn't be a problem.
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    Ya, I've seen that done before -- it should be fine.

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    Thanks guys. Time to get started.
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    As Dino and others said it should be just fine. The only thing you may encounter is some overtones on the G or B strings. Just make sure the floyd retainer ( if your'e still gonna use one) is set down right and if you don't use one add a few more windings down the tuner posts.
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    I've seen a couple of techs make replacement oversized bone or tusq nuts for Floyd necks.

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    I did a one too on an old kramer rosewood banana head neck that I put on an Aria explorer body. I redrilled and dowelled the thu neck holes with epoxy, then I crafted Gibby style bone nut then blended the rear of the nut shelf (that sounds funny!) into the headstock. You can do the same with a strat blank. Just hold it in place and rough shape some maple that you can apply behind the nut. Glue it and clamp it, then remove the nut and clean the slot of glue a bit, then when dry, final shape and sand to blend it in, glue in the nut and voila! New standard neck.
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