Silver Supporting Member
Not with a proper setup. Setup properly they stay in tune just fine with heavy trem use.They can sound good in a unique way. They are huge pieces of furniture and are a nightmare to keep in tune with substantial tremolo action. The model was not selling so they became cheap. They ended up in the hands of skint teenagers, possibly also fed up with the ubiquitous strat, and the following generation of alt rockers brought them back in demand. Dinosaur Jr and Sonic Youth did most of the job there I guess.