I posted this on a thread in the Tech Center forum but thought I would post it here too for everyone to see. I see a lot of posts about people wanting to change their tuners for locking ones on various guitars, namely SEs. As a former die-hard fan of locking tuners, this method changed the way I think about them, and now I no longer feel they are necessary on guitars. I finally took the time to find a tutorial on how to properly wind strings on a non-locking tuner to make the string "lock" on itself. It's really easy and it works great. [h=3]Winding Strings Around the Tuning Machines[/h]Step by step guide to restringing your guitar. [h=2]Step 1:[/h]Bring the string down the center of the peghead and thread it out towards the tuner's knob. [h=2]Step 2:[/h]Leaving a bit of string length to wind around the tuner, bend the string gently towards the top of the peghead. [h=2]Step 3:[/h]Pass the string up and under itself. [h=2]Step 4:[/h]Keeping tension on both ends of the string, fold the string over itself. [h=2]Step 5:[/h]Continue to hold tension on the string and begin to wind. The string should be wound down the shaft to increase the strings angle over the nut. [h=2]The End Result[/h]The strings own winding "clamps" down on it to prevent string slippage.