I am planning to buy a USA JAckson string thru. I don't want to deal with the hassle of a floyd, and don't even want a whammy, as I think its a crutch for people who can't play to abuse constantly through songs, *duh duh duh whaaaaaaaaaaaa duh duh duh whaaaaaaaaaa* for 10 minutes....lol
Will I not be considered metal if I don't want a floyd?
Hell no. Both of my Sherman customs are hardtails, as is my Carvin CS. I block the trem on my 2027, and one of my RG550s.
A trem definitely isn't a crutch though, it's just another means of expression. Same as effects, a different amp, an extra string, etc, etc.