Re: Lion's Claw Question
It doesn't MATTER if there isn't enough room there, your trem is recessed. If you install a D-Tuna, it will send your guitar out of tune EVERY TIME YOU USE IT.
A floating bridge has two forces acting on it. One is the STRING TENSION, that attempts to pull the bridge upwards and forward, as if the trem were doing a divebomb.
The force that counteracts that is SPRING TENSION, from the back of the guitar. This force attempts to pull the trem back and in, as if you were doing a pullup.
When those two forces are balanced, the tremolo stops moving. When correctly set up, this should also mean the tremolo is level.
Now, string tension is achieved by having the guitar in tune, EADGBE.
If you put a D-Tuna on your guitar, then you can still have EADGBE, which is fine. But what happens when you put the guitar into DADGBE? To lower the tuning of that string you have to reduce its tension...which will put the string tension lower while the SPRING tension remains the same. The string you reduced tension on will be lower, but the SPRING tension will pull the other 5 strings SHARP.
Unless you have a blocked tremolo, or you use a Tremol-No to lock the trem temporarily, you CANNOT use a D-Tuna with a floating bridge, it will send it out of tune immediately every single time.