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Trem-Arm Tension Spring

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Trem-Arm Tension Spring

About This Item

Your tremolo arm stays put—no more flopping around. A quick, simple solution to a problem that can drive you crazy!

Screw the tremolo arm out of your bridge and drop the ball bearing in the hole. Drop the spring in next, and screw the arm back in place. That's all there is to it.

Turning against the ball bearing keeps the spring from binding as it compresses under the tremolo arm. With the added spring tension, the trem-arm stays wherever you leave it.

Works for traditional Strat tremolos, like our #1264 Gotoh Tremolo. Doesn’t work for our other models.

Dimensions
Spring: 0.5" long x 0.150" diameter (12.7mm x 3.81mm)
Ball Bearing: 0.158" diameter (4mm)


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5.0

These Simple two parts should be in all non Floyd floating trems

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The little ball and spring work exactly as advertised. I put them in the bar hole of the plain 6 bolt vintage style MIM Fender Blacktop and I can now dial in arm position and tension to just about anything I like. I wonder if it would also work as well on my CP 60's Strat.

5.0

Does what it claims to do

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I installed the Trem-Arm Tension Spring on my Mexican Stratocaster 4 days ago and it does exactly what the description says it will do. It holds my tremolo arm in any position I place it. This is a great solution to a problem that was always occurring. I never could count on the trem-arm being where I wanted to reach for it and use, then put it out of the way in the location I needed it to stay. A tip for others using this device: I like to remove the tremolo arm before putting it in my hard-shell case to prevent it from being activated and making an indent in the case padding. After removing the tremolo while in a horizontal position, place a small piece of gaffers tape over the hole to keep the spring and bearing from being dislodged in transit. Then remove the tape and reinsert to trem-arm when ready to play again.

5.0

Trem-Arm Tension Spring

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Verified Buyer


Trem-Arm Tension Spring works good on my stratocaster. The ball is a new device that was not available when I bought my last spring. I'm wondering if it works ok with a Fender Squire?

5.0

Whammy Magic

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Verified Buyer


Have a Highway 1 Strat, the body, whammy bar and selector switch anyway. The rest is modified. one thing I did was change the knobs when I put in switching pots and the whammy would hit the knobs if they were in the up position. Also, it dropped like a rock when I let go of it. This little mod did it for me. I like the way the bar stays where I leave it and it does not hit the knobs when they are up. I was concerned that it still fit in my case (Road Runner) and it does so fine. I don't have to remove the bar to get it in. This has been a highly satisfying mod.

5.0

Trem-Arm Tension Spring and ball

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I have a Trem-Arm Tension Spring, but no ball on y stratocaster. I bought this primarily for the ball on my stratocaster. I bought a second on to use on my gransson's Fender. As with most new stratocasters, The spring and ball never gets into the hands of the buyer. They get lost in the store, probably by employees who don't know what they are. The ball should be better than just the spring as I now have.

5.0

the spring

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Verified Buyer


I thank you for the fast service on sending this item.
the Spring works perfectly well ..

5.0

Great idea

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I'm waiting until the Jeff Beck signature model comes out.

2.0

Doesn't Work for Classic Vibe Strat

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The ball fell right through the hole. I used a small set screw in the bottom of the hole instead and trimmed the spring so the bar would thread in. Works now, but not as designed.

5.0

Works on My 60s Roadworn Strat

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Perfect solution. Problem solved. A little pricey for what it is, however, works better than thread tape. Thread tape wears off if you insert and remove trem arm every time you put your guitar in its case like me. I don't believe my Strat came with this spring originally. A simple solution to an annoying problem.

5.0

Spring 

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Excellent

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