i just thought of something neat... how to make something good come out of the floyd's tendancy to pull flat when bending notes with your left hand.
i lowered my action a little by adjusting the 2 pivot posts - but i left a little height to be adjusted by the next step.....
Since i love big fret hand bends, and I dont want those notes to fret out when bending at those high frets.... I further lowered my action by tightening the springs to the point where the floyd was angling backward into the body
When i do the big bends, the floyd pulls upward, raising the action just a touch, so that string doesn't vibrate against the high frets (example - a 1.5 to 2 step bend on the high b at the 17th fret and my string doesn't hit the 19-22nd frets).
i'm sure this has been thought of before... but i feel like genious using a property of the floyd that i normally HATE.
Nevermind. I'm an idiot. the bridge will pull up no matter where it's resting position was - thus raising the action - thus i'm a moron. if it didn't pull up in the first place, i wouldn't have to push the string so much for big bends anyway.
Grab a Tremol-no and play around with it in dive only mode, where you can beef up the spring tension a bit higher than normal. You might like it better this way. Playing with Mike's sixers last night, where he has the Floyds blocked and pulled back against the blocks, there is significant advantages to this approach.