AV 62 Hot Rod Strat Trem question

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  1. DaveNJ

    DaveNJ Supporting Member

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    Hello all,

    I just got this fender am vintage 62 hot rod strat and I have a few questions on the trem setup:

    1. When the bar is screwed in, should it have some back and forth play without it changing the pitch? So, I mean should it move a bit in the slot or am I just not screwing it in enough?

    2. After I played it for a bit, I found this little spring on the floor:

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    Did that come from the strat? This is my first one, so I'm a little green...

    Thanks, Dave
     
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    So, someone on the fender forum told me that it did come from the trem hole - I'm going to put some vaseline on it and put it back in there...
     
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    Yeah, Fender put the little spring in the hole to keep the arm snug. That's why there is a sticker covering the hole on every new guitar. Anyway, it's normal that the arm wiggles in the hole a bit.
     
  4. DaveNJ

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    Aha, thanks. I only had an american deluxe before which had the snap in arm...
     

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