Quick release string lock anyone?

hi people, just wondered if anyone has come across a wingbolt ( as opposed to wingnut! ) to replace the allen bolts on a string lock?

reason being, i have put a string lock on my ibanez iceman with fixed bridge, because i am playing in Drop C a lot lately, and need to adjust tuning a bit too often with unlocked strings. of course, fixed bridge means no micro adjustors. i realise reaching for the allen key is no real hassle, but 3 fairly small/low wing type bolts to replace the allen bolts would make life sooo much easier!
any ideas/suggestions anyone?
if i am being dumb, and there are several alternatives out there , please forgive me as i am an old codger, and don't keep up with new stuff like i used to :D

cheers in advance

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good idea, but you would have to make sure the wing of the bolts were not over hanging the nut when fully tightened.
Maybe a better idea would be a quick release clamp that snapped over the nut, bit like a capo clamp.

not a bad idea either, apart from the rest of the capo being big and ugly. i'm not going to be changing the bridge, so maybe i'll just take one of the lock bolts down to my local hard ware store and see what they've got with the same thread. its a long shot, but even something like the micro-adjusters on a floyd rose, so you can get a bit of grip............yeah, i can see this is possible :D :D :D

Or something like a Hipshot on bass...never seen them on guitar tho...

EDIT: cos I found one :lol: sold but it means someone must make them.


Yeah, Hipshot make all sorts of goodies for problems just like this one.


Have you seen the price of them? It would be cheaper to employ a guitar tec to change them for you.

Or just switch to a guitar with a different tuning.

Well, that would be my personal leaning...2 guitars, but I'm very Pawn shop/budget orietated...If I was presoious about my 'axe' then maybe...

EDIT: 'presoious' and that, kiddies, is why we don't mix whiskey and wine...

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