Floyd RoseSomeone had the right idea at the right time!! Floyd Rose was annoyed by the standard tremolo systems with which it was almost impossible to keep the guitar in tune. Late 70s he tried to eliminate the friction of the string in the saddle and the bridge saddles. He did this by clamping the strings to the saddle and the bridge. As a result, the guitarwent out of tune again. The 2nd Floyd Rose version had fine tuners, with which the guitar was also tuned after clamping. In 1979, the US patent for the FR Tremolo was issued - the rest is history. Eddie Van Halen made the Floyd Rose system immortal through his wild Tremolo escapades and contributed greatly to the success of the company. Today Floyd Rose tremolo systems are included as standard features from many well-known guitar manufacturers.