Improve your tone with three simple upgrades
Do you love your Fender® Classic Vibe, Squier®, or Affinity Strat but are frustrated with tuners that won't stay in tune and hardware that doesn't have that top quality feel?
The good news is, many imported guitars are well built and have the potential to sound great, but the stock hardware they use holds back their full potential in both tone and playability.
Fortunately, it's super easy to make your import play and sound like a MUCH higher end guitar by simply upgrading your hardware.
Make your good guitar great!
Locking Tuner Upgrade: Don't settle for stock tuners that constantly slip and struggle to stay in tune. The Gotoh Magnum Lock Tuners are rock solid and precision engineered. The locking string posts keep you in tune even with heavy tremolo use. You'll love the fine control you get with the 16:1 gear ratio and the ability to dial in your tuning perfectly.
Saddle Upgrade: When it comes to giving your tone and playing comfort a boost, there's no better upgrade than replacing the stock bridge saddles. The precision machined Highwood Contoured Vintage Saddles use high quality steel that improves sustain, single note definition, and harmonic response. They don't just improve tone, they are also super comfortable on your hands because of their simple, yet ingenious, design. The height adjustment screws are fed from the bottom of the saddle and never extend over the top—no more of those annoying screws that'll rip your hands to shreds, all you'll feel is the smooth, polished saddles under your palm.
String Tree Upgrade: Often overlooked, string trees surprisingly make the guitar play AND stay in tune better. Stock string trees put too much pressure on the G string, making it stiff to bend and hard to keep in tune. The Triple Tree has an extra wing that reaches the G string (without drilling a new hole), and decreases the pressure on the string significantly. Now the G will bend easier, play smoother, and stay in tune better.
Will it fit?
We picked everything in this set to fit perfectly on your Fender Classic Vibe, Squier, Affinity or other Strat-style guitar. In most cases, replacing your parts is as simple as changing a few screws (and maybe drilling a hole or two).
Figuring out if these upgrades will fit your guitar is easier than you think! All you need is a ruler and a little patience. Just follow these simple steps:
1. Measure your string spacing: On your original bridge, measure from the low E string to the high E string. If the measurement is 2-1/16" (52.37mm), IT WILL FIT!
2. Measure your pegholes: Remove one of your tuners. Take a ruler and measure across the hole. If the measurement is 25/64" (10mm),
IT WILL FIT!
That's it! Now you can drop in this hardware and instantly enjoy a better playing and sounding instrument.
And if you're still not sure, we're here to help. Our knowledgeable customer service team will help you determine if this set will fit on your guitar and, like everything we sell, it is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The Squier Stratocaster Hardware Upgrade Kit includes:
Gotoh Magnum Lock-Trad 6-In-Line Tuners Also sold separately
- 16:1 ratio with locking posts
- 10mm (25/64") diameter pegholes
- Staggered post heights
- Set of 6
Highwood Contoured Vintage Saddles for Strat Also sold separately
- String spread: 2-1/16" (52.37mm)
- Saddle width: 0.413" (10.50mm)
- Fits most Fender Classic Vibe, Squier, Affinity, and many other imported guitars.
- Set of 6
Triple Tree String Retainer Also sold separately
- Includes 1 tree, 3 different size spacers, and 1 mounting screw.
Need pickups and wiring too?
Check out our Squier Stratocaster Complete Hardware + Pickups Upgrade Kit. It's got everything you need to give your Squier the real Fender tone and playability you've always dreamed of.
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