Tiltback headstock & Floyd Rose Nut - Need a retainer bar?

PFDarkside

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I have two tiltback headstocks with Floyd nut prep. Will I need retainer bars on them or is the tilt back sufficient? I want to avoid that issue where the strings go sharp as you tighten the locks.

I am planning on Hipshot tuners on one and plain Jane Gotohs on the other, if the height of the tuner post matters. I’m thinking no, but I realize I don’t have one in the pile ready to build.
 

rauchman

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I'm going to say no. I have a Strat Tiltback on a Velocity body using a normal nut and no additional break angle needed.
 

TonyFlyingSquirrel

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I have an RG7321 neck on the FR7620 body in my Avatar. It has no locking nut. I put a Tusq XL nut and Hipshot locking tuners on it and gave it one of my setups and it plays and stays in tune wonderfully.
 
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