I am stratted once again. Seriously, this is a fantastic guitar that just moves in you hands as you play it. It also stays in tune like nobody's buisiness. No, I don't use the whammy, so I can't comment on that aspect. I have never loved a middle pickup like I do this one, the rest of them are similar to vintage sounding strat pickups to my ears. The action is a little higher than I prefer, but I will leave it that way as it sounds kickin' with the slide. Here's my bedroom rig.