I am indeed finding my Floyd to be a pain in the neck. It just doesn't do what I want it to do. Some days I think about replacing it with a Schaller or something (would I have to get a new nut?)... or just filling up the cavity with something and slapping on a hard-tail. I don't want to go with a Fender tremolo because, if I understand correctly, it'll go out of tune if a fly farts on it.
The other neat thing about the Kahler, I think... is it's huge... I kind of like the idea of having a big square block of metal, bristling with all kinds of jagged hardware and that's as big as my face, clinging onto the @$$-end of my guitar.
It would come in handy in case I have to club a skinhead that's trying to bum-rush the stage. :D Though, in general, bass guitars make for much better clubs... fortunately, Kahler makes tremolos for basses, too! (In all my years I never... :eek: ).
But I do love the Bigsby, I do I do. It also seems to have way more ease of use. I yank at it gratuitously, whenever I get the chance to play a guitar that has one. "Boioioioioioioioiiiiing!!!!!"
I wonder where I can find a guitar to try that has the Kahler so that I can compare it to a Bigsby. One day I'm going to have me a custom job built, and it will be sporting one or the other.
Well... back to the kinds of tremolos that require the routing of a big-@$$ cavity in the back of the body...
...what about Floyd Rose's competitors like... uhhhhhh... Schaller and the others? How do they stack up?