Re: Strats with a floyd
I love Strats with Floyds, but you DO have to be careful, even with the factory ones. Due to the pickup cavity routes, and the location of the trem studs, sometimes you suffer blowouts. Take a look at the natural flame Strat with the clear pickguard, above, and you'll see what I mean, especially on the unwound string side. Not a lot of meat, there.
My last build was a Strat with a Floyd, and I actually built a metal plate to re-enforce the inner routing wall, with splayed mounting anchor screws, as well as using the trem stud inserts with the plate that connects the two. Made the whole thing rock solid.