This has probably been covered in the past, but, like Bono, I still haven't found what I'm looking for. Plus, if you enter 'Phase' in the search field, you get a bunch of posts relating to phase fx 😉
Here's my issue. I have a PRS '99 Standard 22 with those funny 'winged' Phase 1 locking tuners. Everywhere I turn, in principle, they should be the simplest things to use:
1 Get the channel lined up
2 Drop the string in/through
3 Pull tight
4 Turn the tuner
5 Give the string a teensy bend, clip, tune to pitch, and voila
I'm good up to step 2. I'm using 10s-42s (EB Slinkys), and the low E just won't fit in the string channel. I think the guitars were factory-shipped with 9s, maybe even 9.5s if I think back to my first Std 22. But surely those channels could accommodate heavier strings? Maybe I'm doing something wrong with the initial lining up of the channel?
If anyone else has a guitar with these tuners, or has had a problem like this they've overcome - without swapping out the tuners for something else (I really don't want to do that for various reasons) - please let me know.
Spankew ever so