Just my 2 cents worth, I never thought the tone of my guitars was affected in any discernible way by installing a tremolo, but I did notice tuning instability that was not just my imagination. So when I picked a Streamliner as a husk, I came across some quality PRS tuners that I used with it. With the bare guitar, I had a blank body to install a trem, but I chose to use a Gretsch 'G' solid tailpiece. Now I have a guitar that stays in tune for extended periods of time.I'm on the verge of getting a V cut Bigsby B3 and a Towner bar for my Electromatic Jet but I'm hesitating because I've heard it said that a Bigsby can affect the tone of the guitar negatively. Should I just get a Les Trem instead? What do people think?
Your last suggestion has been up for consideration but I am too bonded with this guitar!