Perhaps my selection of musicians is biased, but usually when I see a whammy bar used, it's usually with a locking tremolo bridge like a Floyd Rose. Everybody else seems to take the whammy bar out and never touch it again.
What I'm finding is that using the whammy bar on my Strat takes it right out of tune, which means using it in the middle of a song would be problematic. I'm assuming that this issue would not be present (or at least not as pronounced) on a guitar with locking tuners.
So do most players just ignore the fact that they'll finish out of tune? Is my guitar in need of a better setup? Am I just using it wrong overall?