Okay heres the dealio... I am about to remove the Lyre (leave the lovely looking tailpiece) and install a claw type tailpiece. (Ala Gibson 1275) I really dont have a problem staying in tune. Its dialed in and quite stable, but the breaking angle is almost no angle at all. So when I play hard and bend above the 12th i have problems with the high E snapping out of its bridge piece or just sounding "plinky." I am a player who actually will use a trem so I hate to see it go... But i also have a nice Les Paul so I can live without a Trem. I have Strat...but I would like to solve the problem without just converting to a hardtail. Fixes? Suggestions? Something I have not considered? I am keeping the guitar whether I mod it or not. It plays and sounds fantastic.