Re: Opinions on trems
Of course the opinion of a self appointed Ibanez noble that's never owned or tested any Zero, and how dare they put a Chinese system, the most versatile they're ever used, on a Japanese guitar. Otherwise he'd know that with the Zero Point bar in you can have bent double stops that stay in relative tune, or you could drop D with almost no change to the tuning, or you can remove the bar and have a fully free floating system that flutters as good as any of them.
And of course it was forced upon players, just as the Edge was forced upon Pro Rocker players, and the Lo Pro forced upon Edge players, then the Edge Pro with it's radically poor radius problems, non locking studs and saddles that fell in half was forced upon Lo Pro players, because that's the trem system that they used during those periods.
The Backstop being available on ebay for $60 from Thailand or Indonesia or wherever they made these last batches from.