I have seen two guitars now, one at GC and one at a local music store, that had standard Stratocaster trems (in fact, one of them was a Stratocaster) that had their trems set up so that they weren't flush against the body, but the aft-most point was up a few mm so you could pull the note up a step or so.
What is that all about? I didn't think that was possible because don't floating trems by definition need all that crazy tension balancing and locking nuts?
Neither of these guitars had locking nuts.
That's how Strat-style trems are supposed to work. Don't need locking nuts, still need the tension balancing.