I’ve been playing guitar for over 45 years now and half the time I’ve been frustrated with the solutions for drop-D combined with free-floating tremolos. Whether conventional vintage tremolos or Floyd Rose tremolos.
Of course you know Eddie’s D-Tuna and various other variants, but there are always compromises. When a tremolo is on top, like Eddie’s or a regular tremolo, drop-D isn’t a problem, but you sacrifice a floating bridge.
I wanted to give my fellow guitarists the opportunity to use Drop-D without having to do without a floating bridge.
The enthusiasm of my colleagues speaks for itself and prompted me to produce and patent the hardtailer.