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Bar Tensioner 101

Tensioner Ring Lock


The nylon bar tensioner was a true innovation, keeping the bar snug where you like it and not swinging about.  But for those who take their bar off and on a lot (like regularly taking the guitar in and out of a case), the tensioner would sort of start winding itself out.  We fixed that with the Ring Lock.  This will keep that wandering tensioner exactly where you want it.

The Ring Lock is easily removed with a 5/32" hex wrench, readily available in most guys tool box or at a hardware store for about fifty cents.  The Ring Lock must be removed before adjusting the tensioner.  Once you adjust the tensioner with a flat head screwdriver, screw the Ring Lock back on and away you go.