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    Default How to block the tremolo arm????

    ......NOT THE TREM BLOCK.....i prefer the tremolo to stay in the place i leave it after using it for some vibrato alla D.Gilmour instead of hanging freely. Is there a way to block the tremolo arm on my US strat????

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    Default Re: How to block the tremolo arm????

    If you still want up pull: Hipshot Trem-setter or Rockinger Blackbox

    If not: block of wood between trem block and neck side of trem cavity.
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    Oh, you want the arm to stay put so it dosent move around all the time right???

    What type of trem is it exactly??????

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    Default Re: How to block the tremolo arm????

    Quote Originally Posted by Zerberus
    If you still want up pull: Hipshot Trem-setter or Rockinger Blackbox

    If not: block of wood between trem block and neck side of trem cavity.
    I think he means having the arm stay in whatever position you move it to, rather than have it fall back down constantly. (Though the Black Box/Backstop/Arming Adjuster is also worth its weight in gold...)

    IIRC current Fender trems have a small spring that goes in the arm socket that solves this exact problem, just nobody ever knows about it and therefore most Fenders (even new) are missing the spring. You can get a replacement from Fender or even a hardware store if you have the time/patience, just pop it into the socket and then screw the arm back in.

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    Default Re: How to block the tremolo arm????

    Quote Originally Posted by mind_transplant
    I think he means having the arm stay in whatever position you move it to, rather than have it fall back down constantly. (Though the Black Box/Backstop/Arming Adjuster is also worth its weight in gold...)

    IIRC current Fender trems have a small spring that goes in the arm socket that solves this exact problem, just nobody ever knows about it and therefore most Fenders (even new) are missing the spring. You can get a replacement from Fender or even a hardware store if you have the time/patience, just pop it into the socket and then screw the arm back in.
    I like those springs!!! but i always lose them!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoFan
    I like those springs!!! but i always lose them!!!
    Me too. Fender ships the Strats, or used to, with orange dot stickers over the trem arm hole so the spring wouldn't fall out. I found mine recently, then lost it again.

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    Default Re: How to block the tremolo arm????

    I lost the trem arm spring from mine soon after I got my Am Std strat. I ordered a pack of a dozen from GuitarPartsResource. Now that I have them the spring never falls out. Just checked, they are out of stock currently.
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    Default Re: How to block the tremolo arm????

    Quote Originally Posted by theodie
    Oh, you want the arm to stay put so it dosent move around all the time right???

    What type of trem is it exactly??????
    exactly.....it's a fender vintage 6 screw tremolo

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenderiarhs
    exactly.....it's a fender vintage 6 screw tremolo
    Right on, your question has already been answered though. Get yourself a spring.

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