Just a precaution in case I break a string mostly, plus I plan on using it for some drop D tuning.
I was thinking something like that might help...maybe even a small O ring on the shaft between the stop and the sliderJust a suggestion, you could try putting a thin piece of rubber/felt on the stop, which might mute some of the noise you hear when it comes into contact. It would mean a slight adjustment, however it may reduce a lot of what is being transmitted through your amp.
Not clear what decking the trem bridge means...here’s a couple close up pics of the bridge:
Thanks for the info, yes I was aware about the precautions regarding the screws.A core PRS trem bridge floats above the body. It is not decked, meaning the trem is not directly in contact with the guitars top.
The six screws on PRS trem have a groove just below the screw head. The holes that the screws go through on the trem, have a knife-edge that sits in the grooves, allowing the strings tone to be flattened by pressing down in trem bar, or sharpened by pulling up on the trem bar. The upward motion is only slight, but unlike most other trems.
Your trem looks like it is slightly oriented forward (higher at the back), however it may be the angle of the photo. It should be parallel to the guitar top.
There is a video on YouTube (search PRS bridge) by John Mann, which is useful.
WARNING - Under no circumstances should the trem screws (those fixing the trem to the top of the guitar) should be adjusted whilst the strings are at tension. Doing this will result in a potential of snapping the screws.
Apologies if I’m telling you things you already know.