With all the new questions from Guitars, we now have several questions regarding whammy bars. I've been tagging them whammy-bar, but I'm wondering if tremolo-bar or something else might be better. I'm not sure if they're exact synonyms, but the reason I ask is because most of the questions seem to refer to them as "trems" and not whammy bars.
There's also the question that, if expert guitarists use "tremolo" and everyone else uses "whammy bar", which one should we use for maximum effect? It's not super important, since we can make one a synonym of the other, but the one we choose should be the one that comes most naturally to the most members of the community balanced with the need to attract new members.
Small note: As an intermediate guitarist myself, I use and much prefer "whammy bar".