Hmmm... :?floyds are more used for tonal stability in mad bends and stuff like that, and bending high bars over while doing dynamics, it allots the tension of the string to remain relatively the same, as the springs in teh back compensate and stretch so the string is "relatively" in tune i use that word loosely
but the dynamics of a floyd are all personal, and arent any possitive factors at all!
if you really are into being savage as **** its all about the kahler units
the new kahlers are beyond functional, and instead of operating as a fulcrum based trem like all ibanez and floyd types...it has a rolling cam that never leaves the string sections harmoinc pitch, it just moves the string retainer block
and they are more stable, but are ten times harder to setup...they are alot more verstile and when it comes to tone, MUCH MORE TONE WORTHY!!!!!
you can chose any paterial for either of the cams, and rollers, and theres no stupid sustain block , and no lock block for the bridge
and for the record, you can use a kahler trem unit, WITHOUT THE NUT LOCKED, or even with a corian nut, and it doesnt need to be double locking mech to stya in tune for dive bombs or anything like that
you can actually use it or not
i have a 3300 fine tuner fixed bridge and the tone is to die for
i had soo many floyds and dont get me wrong are great and all, but are tonaly retarded and i dunno
if you are tottaly interested go with a kahler steel on steel cam set with stainless steel rollers
they have ten times more tone, and are ten times more stable than a floyd
but some people just love the floyds, i dont, they dont have enough tone for me, but i have all high gain pickups now with all migh pot values so the slightest in tone variations i can tell
While I can't say that I agree with you - and I've in fact more often found my Kahlers to be lacking "punch" (same thing as tone? I dunno), especially when played acoustically - I love the term "tonally retarded" and will now add it to my daily repertoire.
Now, to add something of "value" to the conversation. I have to agree with everyone that said Floyds are actually pretty easy to set up. I hate trying to poke the damn ball end out the backside of a vintage trem, but that's just me... As for Floyds and Kahlers, I like them both, but to me they are different animals. The feel and really the operation is completely different for both, but I like them both. Floyd type guitars are really just more readily available and tend to be cheaper. Kind of like PCs vs. Macs if you want a stupid analogy.