dumb question re:fender bridge

schaljo

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I've got a 2005 EJ Strat. Is there supposed to be some sort of tensioning spring inside the threaded hole for the trem arm?
 

smorgdonkey

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I am sure that the screw in type has no way to 'hold it in place' aside from screwing it all the way in...maybe someone has a trick to that that I don't know of. I know the screw in Floyd Rose and FR style have a nut behind the arm with a poly bushing that can be tightened to hold them in place.

If someone doesn't come up with a good recommendation you could use teflon tape (plumbers use it to stop leaks in threaded plumbing applications) on the last threads to screw in...that may be a viable option to keep the bar in place temporarily.
This is still a big debate on the Fender forum whether or not you need the little spring inside for the tremolo arm.

http://www.fender.com/community/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2847&highlight=tremolo+spring
Good find dkals!!
 

schaljo

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dkals

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So they did come with a spring. I remember when I got my 1st, and only other strat, it had a little spring that I promptly lost. I imagine a spring out of a ballpoint pin or the like would work fine. BTW dkals, what part of Illinois you from?
Naperville.

I remember the first time I turned my strat face down. Afterwards I found a little spring on the carpet and thought, well thats not good. GC sells a little bag of them with 5 or 6 springs. Like I said there more threads debating the spring on the Fender site then the one I listed. I replaced the spring by personal choice. I figure Fender has it there for a reason.
 




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