Growing up in the 80s and having most of my early influences being hair metal guys, the Floyd Rose was always the trem that I looked at as the one to have. I've owned my fair share of standard six hole and two post Fender Strats along the way. Most of the time those got five springs and the claw screwed all the way down. I will say though that I have always preferred the tone of a vintage bridge over a FR. So late last year, I decided it was time to learn how to work a vintage trem the right way. (i.e. not send it horribly out of tune.) Well, I have finally achieved a level of proficiency on the old six holer that allows me to get some very nice vibrato and Jeff Beck style bends AND stay in tune! Starting 2012 off on a good note!