What's a good replacement for the AM standard trem?

John Bell

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I'd like to replace the stock AM standard trem on my strat.At least the saddles.
 

Ray Gianelli

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John, while they're not for everyone I really like the Graphtech String Saver saddles. I would have thought that they would deaden the string's vibration but they don't.

Is your trem a 2 point?
 

Mike9

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I recommend the Hipshot trem with steel block - it's the smoothest replacement for the AM Standard I've found - here's one - it's on the lower right hand corner.

http://guitarpartsresource.com/gbridge_hipshottremolo.htm

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walterw

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the callaham replacement bent-steel saddles for the american series fenders are the ticket.

fender finally caught on and redesigned them for '08.
 
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John,I am suggesting this under advisement;what works for one guy will not necessarily work for another.I have had a Wilkinson VSVG on my strat for over a year.Matte Henderson sent it to me,but I believe they can be acquired through All Parts.It is the smoothest piece of gear of this variety that is currently made,and has a steel block that comes with it, and a drop in type arm(a la PRS).I think it is a direct drop in for the American Fenders.
 

walterw

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this is what i was referring to (finally got around to rigging up photobucket). the rest of the bridge is already decent steel, so these would put you in vintage strat territory.
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