I had a few of these back on the 80's and 90's and they always annoyed me. Changing strings was a pain with more tools and time needed. Alternate tuning weren't an option Tuning in general seemed to be issue More parts to break or lose In all fairness the ones that really gave me a hard time were licensed Floyds and not the real deal. I had a real one on a BC Rich that was the least temperamental. I didn't use the trem much, but when I did, it was nice to have. I'm looking at a Jackson Soloist now and trying to decide between Floyd or hard tail. Here are the options I've arrived at: Stick to the hard tail that is proven to work for me Buy a used USA Soloist with the real Floyd so if I still hate it I can flip it without taking a big loss Buy a used cheap Asian made Soloist with the licensed Floyd to test the water and take very little loss if I flip it (could always swap it out for a real Floyd) My gut tells me to go with the hard tail, but there is a voice on my shoulder telling me to give the Floyd another chance. Thoughts?