Article by Declan Lamour-Boyle
Working in a guitar shop you tend to hear common phrases passed around, such as ‘it doesn’t have a Floyd rose yeah?’ or ‘I’d buy it straight away if it didn’t have the Floyd’. As a huge fan of double-locking trem systems, these comments, while disparaging, make perfect sense. Double-locking trems are not easy to work with if you do not have the expertise to maintain them. However, I believe they are the best trem systems out there. They have exceptional feel, usability and stability. If you are not a fan of trem systems in general, perhaps a double-locking trem is not for you. However, if you want to unleash your inner Joe Satriani or Steve Vai, I recommend you read on.