So my friend told me about this idea he had and method he uses on his floyd rose tremelo bridge. As most of you will know, where the string meets the bridge it's held in place by a little black piece of plastic that tightens to the string. Well what he did is he took out all those little black pieces of plastic and instead he puts the string in with the plastic ball end taking their place. It works fine and there is no chance for a string to slip out. I recently got a guitar with a floyd rose and I was wondering if any of you have ever heard of this method and whether you think it could have any negative effects on the bridge/guitar. Thanks
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I don't think it'd do any harm, but probably wouldn't do any good either. And the string retainer blocks are metal, not plastic, unless he has a really cheap Floyd.
I'm not sure what you're talking about. I don't really recall any plastic part on any of the Floyd Roses I've tried. Maybe a picture would help?

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Yeh, they're metal, not plastic, and as far as I know, there's nothing wrong with it.
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The only peculiar thing I can see about that is that the twisted part of the string lies within the playing area, which might affect tone, comfort and maybe also string longevity.

If it doesn't, then there's nothing wrong with the idea.