I float it, and I never use the tremolo. I just like the sound better that way. It's got a spongier tone that sounds like I want a strat to sound like. It has less sustain, but for the kind of music I do I actually prefer it. My tuning is dead stable; stays in tune just as well as my Les Paul. Not sure what I'm doing right, but it's never been a problem for me. I follow the setup steps in Dan Erlewine's book exactly.