Bridge Blocking - sacreligious or necessary?
Honestly, that's my one bitch with Ibanez guitars: they don't make enough stoptails.
I think it'd be way cooler if they offered all their guitars with or without double-locking trems. I mean, for the money that they ask for some of the higher end models, it's not asking a lot.
The best way to block off a trem (not the easiest mind you) is to get the bridge positioned properly then fit wood blocks in front of it and behind it to stop it from moving. I've done this quite a few times with small blocks of maple. Once fitted I remove the trem and glue/screw the blocks in place. Make sure to drill pilot holes because maple in that small of a block will split if you just drive a screw through it.
It's fairly time intensive, but it can be removed and honestly, adds a lot of tone imo.