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Tremolo Springs

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by bob barcus, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. bob barcus

    bob barcus Tele-Meister

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    Does anyone know whats the Best Trem spring,On ebay they have all these different ones..I want to get Real good ones and NOT made in China ones..Is there a part number..
     
  2. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Might try guitarpartsresource they at least may have the part number if you dont like the price.
     
  3. Delta Blues

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    I bet the ones Fender uses are made in China.

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  4. Glen Smith

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    I have used a few sets of the Raw Vintage tremolo springs, check them out, supposedly made like the vintage Fender trem springs, they do "feel" different than stock trem springs to me.
     
  7. blimpo

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    I've never thought about changing springs.

    Why'd you guys have to bring this up?
     
  8. mabley123

    mabley123 Friend of Leo's

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    +1 for the raw vintage
     
  9. Delta63

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    Because were all tone nuts
     
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    I use a mix of stock, and Allparts. usually when I buy a used strat, it comes with three in the back of it already. So I keep those three, stick in two from Allparts, which makes five total. Then I screw the claw all the way in, as tight as it will go.

    Now, once you throw away the back plate and the whoopie-stick, the strat is ready to gig.:D
     
  11. ToujoursPret

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    Probably a dumb question, but what's the purpose of throwing away the back plate? I see pictures of other people's Strats and they also have them removed. What purpose does that serve?
     
  12. sir humphrey

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    Makes it easier to put on a new string in a hurry in a gig.
     
  13. waparker4

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    I just think they look dumb

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  14. Jupiter

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    The best tremolo springs? Holy Moses.
     
  15. Jack FFR1846

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    I use 3 springs and no back plate. I also angle all 3 springs like this:


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    You'll also note that the grounding wire is soldered exactly in the center. To the 1/10 mm. And the insulation on the grounding wire MUST match the color of the guitar body or you'll get worble.

    Never use a back plate as it holds the tone in the guitar. Leave it open and the tone can fly out like water. It also helps to polish the lacquer inside of the back cavity as that will smooth the delivery of the tone. If you want to go crazy, you could cut round holes in the pickguard to let the tone fly out the front too. Be careful, though. The area of the holes must be bigger than the area of a pickup cutout.

    I'm serious here.....no, really.
     
  16. sjtalon

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    Align the neck screws cross slots all up, you would be surprised what that will do for ya.

    Kinda like the Les Paul folks that get there pup screws:

    \ / \ / \ / \ /
     
  17. mistermullens

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    But seriously, I don't think there's much difference between one brand of springs from another if both sets are new. They're springs.
     
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