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Old 17th September 2019
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Originally Posted by John Eppstein View Post
The emphasized phrase seems self-contradictory. If it removes less vibrational energy it will have LESS to transfer to the rest of the guitar; it will function as a blockage to transfer.
No. The point is, because the strings are solidly clamped, and if it's a good Floyd that's well-installed, that components of the the vibrato will NOT rattle or burn energy, and that a maximum amount of energy will be transferred to the body/neck. If you want absolute maximum transfer, don't use a vibrato of any kind. But I prefer the expressive capabilities of a vibrato, so I use a Floyd where I can, because it's tuning stability and non-vibrating components (except the springs, of course).