Originally Posted by NeglectedField
To be honest, if you want to be doing drop D you either want a hardtail or an original Floyd loaded with an EVH d-tuna - or guitar loaded with something similar like some of the slightly older S-series.
Agreed if you are trying to have 1 guitar that does both tunings... But....
Honestly, I much prefer having a separate guitar setup and dialed in specifically for drop-D. You can dial it in perfectly without any compromises, can retain a fully floating bridge, and personally I prefer a slightly heavier gauge string set for drop-D also (personally I find the EB 52-10 set ideal for drop-D!).
So I guess what I'm saying is rather than buying a guitar and trying to set it up to easily swap between tunings, which IS possible but does require compromises, buy a guitar whose tone & feel fits the tuning & type of music you want to play it in, then perfect it's setup for that tuning. Over time you can collect a couple of guitars, each "specialized" for its particular tuning/role.
I realize it's expensive to have multiple guitars, but even relatively inexpensive guitars, properly set up, can be great players! And honestly, much better than tryin to create one do-it-all axe... IMHO...