#2
Satriani uses pinch harmonics or natural harmonics and then pulls up on his trem; tightening the strings. You will only be able to do small divebombs, and even at that, it might not hold tune properly. I wouldn't trust it for more than some vibratos.
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... there is no might go out of tune... you WILL go out of tune!
#5
technically speaking, you can, but not without harm to your guitar or going out of tune after first 3 divebombs or even bends.
set bridge to float for atleast 2 centimeters, and get a locking nut. there, you got a floyd which will stay in tune for like.. 5 minutes.
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#6
Yeah you really need something with a completely floating trem to be able to do all that stuff, and you want locking nuts so it doesn't go out of tune at the top.

Oddly, on my Ibanez, which was pretty much designed for all that stuff, if I whammy sharp or do a flutter it stays... sharp... somehow..
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#7
I wouldn't personally recommend it, as your guitar will go out of tune if you have a non-floating trem.
Having said that, Eddie Van Halen used a non-floating trem for every song on Van Halen I, and there are some pretty extreme divebombs on there...
I guess the best advice would be to experiment, the worse thing that'll happen is you'll have to retune your guitar, which isn't the end of the world...

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Yeah you really need something with a completely floating trem to be able to do all that stuff, and you want locking nuts so it doesn't go out of tune at the top.

Oddly, on my Ibanez, which was pretty much designed for all that stuff, if I whammy sharp or do a flutter it stays... sharp... somehow..

Sounds like you don't have your bridge perfectly leveled out. Loosen the claw in the back cavity a little bit so when you you move the bridge, it returns to center.
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#10
For dive bombs; loosen the strings up so you can get to the string slots at the nut. Take an emery board and shave pieces of pencil lead into the slots. This will give the strings the lubrication they need to stay somewhat in tune. The strings tend to bind up at the nut when you dive bomb. Also, Ed Van Halen said he would pull up on the bar slightly to help it go back into tune. Hope this helps!
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Yeah you really need something with a completely floating trem to be able to do all that stuff, and you want locking nuts so it doesn't go out of tune at the top.

Oddly, on my Ibanez, which was pretty much designed for all that stuff, if I whammy sharp or do a flutter it stays... sharp... somehow..


mmm Blackened are you sure its properly set up ?
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