Trem-Arm Tension Spring

Trem-Arm Tension Spring

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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3.0

Should work (sometimes).

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Verified Buyer


It seems to be twice as long as needed. Ordered 2 so I can experiment with one with various spring lengths. We'll see how it goes.

4.0

Too long

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Verified Buyer


I dropped the ball and spring into my import Squier Bullet Strat (COB), and it wouldn't allow the first thread on the tremolo arm to start. I shortened the spring a bit, and got the tree to start, but only a few threads before the arm was tight and not move at all. So I took the cutoff end of the spring, dropped it into the tremolo, and it was still showing a lot of threads on the arm. So I removed the ball, and dropped the spring back in the tremolo, and it works good enough for me.

5.0

Missing Part

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Verified Buyer


I bought these for my Fender Strat's...perfect!

5.0

Every Strat needs this

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Verified Buyer


For it's small size it is very big on practical.

5.0

I'm glad I found this

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Verified Buyer


I got my strat used and it never had a spring. Not knowing it was supposed to I left my arm off a lot. Now I can can have it in the position I want . Awesome product

5.0

Tremelo Arm Tension Spring

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Verified Buyer


I purchase 3 sets of these springs and used 1 set immediately. I just bought a brand new Fender Stratocaster (MIM) from Sweetwater Sound and I placed the steel ball and spring in the tremelo block and screwed the arm in place and it worked just fine. I love it! I now have a Mosrite Mark I and a Fender Strat to cover "The Ventures" from 1960 to 1967.

1.0

Disappointed

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Verified Buyer


I had great hopes for this item. Sounded like a fix to an old problem with all standard strat tremolos. That is: the arm won't stay put, but swings freely. I bought 10 sets of these to give away and to use myself only to find that they don't work. The problem is that the threaded hole where the tremolo arm screws in .... GOES ALL THE WAY THROUGH, so when you drop the ball bearing in (and the spring) ... they just drop right through into the cavity. Bummer. StewMac DID offer to refund my purchase price (˜ $5.00 per set), but I was too frustrated to do the return. Trashed my receipt already. Anyway, I think the world of StewMac products, but this doesn't work or I apparently misunderstood what it was for and how to use it. Dissapointed. -Michael-

Response from StewMac


Hi Michael,
We're very sorry to hear our Trem-Arm Tension Spring didn't work for your tremolo system as expected. Quality and 100% Total Satisfaction is our goal every day. If a product fails to work as intended in your shop, we'll take back the product and replace it or refund you. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273 so we can make it right.

4.0

Good, but expensive for what it is

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Verified Buyer


These are absolutely beneficial for screw-on tremolo units, but although it is good quality, it is a bit expensive for what it is.

5.0

Great Fix

By

Verified Buyer


Just what I needed!!!

5.0

Trem Stratisfaction!

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Verified Buyer


My treasured '95 American Standard Fender Stratocaster had a wandering trem arm, and it was driving me crazy! Enter the StewMac Trem-Arm Tension Spring and Ball Bearing fix and problem instantly solved! Installation was a snap and the trem arm now stays exactly where I want it. On my installation, I also applied a little Stew-Mac Guitar Grease to the ball bearing as well as the trem arm threads to prevent the threads from galling due to the increased pressure against the threads from the spring. If you have a wandering Strat trem arm, then this Stew-Mac Trem-Arm Spring is your key to guitar trem-arm stratisfaction!

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