Most of us expect our $1600 guitars to stay in tune.
Kahler has always had a nice bridge design, but they've ALWAYS failed on the "stay in tune" aspect. Floyds (and Edge & Lo-Pro Edge trems by extension) stay in tune a LOT better than Kahlers.
Where are you getting your information? From the guy on youtube doing all the phony comparison videos? The same guy that claims that tilting the Kahler cam forward DECREASES spring tension? LOL. 5:22 at this link:
As an owner of 4 guitars with flawless Kahlers, I find it very irritating that people continute to spread these falsehoods about the most premium trems you can buy. What you are saying is a myth that has been refuted over and over by experts and you simply do not know how to set it up properly if you claim this nonsense.
The Kahler is like an F1 car - high maintenance for its high performance and they are more expensive than Floyds for a reason. And Frost storm is right. In fiddling with it you can get it to always stay in tune. But more specifically, you need to keep the rollers low to avoid the friction, (its designed for low action anyways), and rollers well lubed and clean. And the rod through the cam cannot be too tight. Jeez, Kahler needs to work on their marketing and proper use warnings because there are too many people who do know know how to use them out there.
In addition, here are more reasons why I won't touch a Floyd or Lo pro/Edge, not even with a ten foot pole, and why Kahlers are coming back and going to make the following unwanted features of Floyds go out for good this time:
-Huge hole routed into the guitar which takes so much of the tone out of the instrument... leave that tone in there damn-it
-noisy as hell (the slightly longer than normal sustain is not worth all that stupid spring resonance, and if you dampen the springs, then sustain and flutter time are affected anyways - its that dumb resonance in the springs causing the longer sustain regardless - and all that noise coming through)
-palm mutes go sharp if you press a bit too hard (adding one unnecessary thing to think about if you play more animated on stage)
-most floyds have little range of action with the whammy bar, or if set up for large range on dives then pulls have little action, or if set up for large pull range, then dives have little range
-fine tuners have too little torque and not sensitive enough
-cannot adjust string spacing
-cannot adjust the height of one saddle independently of another - all must go up or down with adjusting action
-action changes with dives or pulls
-string breakages are catastrophic and cannot continue song
-setups take too long
-cannot globally adjust tuning really quickly without a total re-setup
-locking the trem to fixed mode cannot be done instantly - it requires time to mod to fixed mode with a block at the back or to floating mode
-saddles are only 2-way adjustable (and only with unwanted shims can they be 4-way - but thats not proper
-dirt and grime easily accumulates too fast
-most floyds require too much effort to dive and pull
-termol-nos and similar devices eliminate the long flutter (which was the only usefulness of the Floyd to begin with
-viciously harsh whammy bar action makes floyds go out of tune and stay in tune perfectly on Kahlers
-takes more effort to use the whammy bar
- and many more