Funky Phil said:To get a non-locking trem to stay in tune;
Fit locking tuners - staggered height ones eliminate the need for string trees too.
Fit low friction nut (with very carefully cut slots).
Fit Graphtech saddles.
Make sure to lube the knife edges on two pivot types, and check they are in good shape too.
For 6 hole types, you have to make absolutely sure that the holes and screws line up.
If they don't, the set the trem flat against the body - i.e. not floating.
Also , for 6 hole types, set the all the screws just about flush with the top of the base, when the trem is flat against the body.
Then unscrew the middle 4 about 1/4 of a turn.
If you set the trem floating slightly and get good return to pitch when depressing and raising the arm, then the screws and holes are well aligned.
One way to solve a screw and hole alignment problem is to fit a Wilkinson "5+1" trem.
Also, go for 10's strings - 9's don't work so well. You could use heavier strings of course.
If you do all this, then most players would be happy with the stability....or you could go for a Floyd :headbang1:
bpmorton777 said:looks like there are two kinds one with a pin and one with a clamp.....which kind would you use on what type of guitar? I read through the faq and it was still unclear.