#1
i sometimes do dive bombs with my floating bridge and it doesnt put it out of tune is it still alright for the bridge itself?
#2
yes,,,If it wasn't good for the bridge, floating tremolo bridges would be nowhere as popular today as if there was some sort of evidence that they were harmful to a guitar.
#3
Floating bridges were made for that kind of stuff, so no...it doesnt damage the bridge.
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#4
na it shouldnt do anything to it just as long as it isnt a crappy floating trem, some of the lisenced ones arnt as strong as the normal ones so they dont stand up as well
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#5
but for relatively gentle trem use, would a liscensced trem do well?
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#6
Sometimes when I drive my car it doesn't break down. But is it still OK to drive my car?

Of course that is what it was designed for, right?
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#9
Look, i have a vintage strat style trem, it is made of cheap metal and it's a knockoff, extremely cheap.

I divebomb the hell out of it every day all times, I also lift the whole guitar with the whammy bar into the air above me, shake it like I have epilepsy and my trem still holds well.

Go for it, unless its made of wood.
#10
Have u ever heard a pantera song?? Or even a Van Halen song. Divebombs r the beauty of a floater......go ahead..beat the hell out of it!!
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#11
^ Except they use Floyd Rose bridges... if you have a crappy trem your guitar will go out of tune as soon as you dive bomb :p