A couple of months ago he did a vibrato setup article. He mentioned that a Floyd Rose should always be parrallel to the top of the guitar.
If however the guitar has a non recessed Floyd and therefore a neck angle, wouldn't the Floyd benefit from being angled a bit? You'd get more pull up length, and it'd still be parrallel to the string travel and neck.
That's how I've been instinctly setting up my trems since none of my guitars have got what I consider the totally useless trem recess.
The difference is probably nonexistent anyway but I'm just curious to have the 2 cents of a pro.
For the best return to pitch, a floyd should always have it's knife edges at 90 degreed to the trem post.
This usually means flat with the body (as the knife edges usually run in line with the baseplate, and the posts usually stick out of the body at a 90 degree angle), but it's better to check against the post. This is especially true for old Ibanez Edge/Lo Pro Edge trems, where the knife edges DON'T run in line with the baseplate (not even close). It's a very common mistake to set an Edge/Lo Pro with the top of the baseplate in line with the body of the guitar. It's also a very easy way to create a stiff feeling instrument that doesn't hold tuning and snaps strings like a bastard! :lol: