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Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12)  

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The genuine Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Spring helps set your tremolo arm into a fixed position when used with any Fender American Series tremolo. Set...Read More

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The genuine Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Spring helps set your tremolo arm into a fixed position when used with any Fender American Series tremolo. Set of 12.


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FenderTremolo Arm Tension Springs (12)
 
4.6

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

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  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Good quality (16)
  • Functional (15)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (4)
    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (10), Professional musician (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good-bye teflon tape

    This gets rid of the floppy trem arm syndrome and gets rid of the old solution of wrapping a couple thicknesses of teflon plumber's tape around the arm threads to give it some purchase inside...Read complete review

    This gets rid of the floppy trem arm syndrome and gets rid of the old solution of wrapping a couple thicknesses of teflon plumber's tape around the arm threads to give it some purchase inside the block. They're cheap; do yourself a favor & get a pack, put one in. Put the rest away for when you lose one 'cause you forgot it was in there while changing strings or something.

    Most Fender Strats don't come with one and there is SUPPOSED to be one in the trem-arm hole. People handle guitars in stores, they fall out. Even the one in a high-end model like Am Vintage might be crunched at the factory. Save the trouble & use the spring. The trem arm will rotate out of the way or stay where you put it within reach with just the right amount of tension on it. You'll probably do a head-slap & wonder why you didn't do this before.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Does what it does

    According to most sources these are made specifically for Fender tremolos, not Squier or any other brand, but if you have some heavy duty wire cutters you can cut these to size to fit...Read complete review

    According to most sources these are made specifically for Fender tremolos, not Squier or any other brand, but if you have some heavy duty wire cutters you can cut these to size to fit the arm cavity on your tremolo.

    I have a Squier strat with a 2-point tremolo that the arm was feeling really loose even though it was screwed in all the way. These springs by themselves were a little too tall to fit the hole and I couldn't get the bar to screw in, so I trimmed it down just enough so the arm would go in and tighten down a bit.

    Bottom line, it does stabilize the arm a lot more, and doesn't kill the note when you use it aggressively. The arm feels more stable now, though it does still rock in the hole a bit.

    When I do get a Fender strat, I'll write a follow up review.

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    5.0

    Does What It Should....

    By Lessthanbug

    from Gainesville, FL.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

        What is there to say, really? It does what it is supposed to do and does it well. With the spring in, the tremelo arm tends to stay within easy reach. Since putting in a new spring, I tend to use my trem more than I ever have before. Strange how such a small thing can make such a big difference to my playing style. To think I recently bought my 6th Stratocaster and I never even realized they even had a tremelo spring! The pack comes with 12 which seems excessive till you realize how easy it is to lose them. Keep them handy; I am already on my 3rd one from this pack. At least they're cheap.... Keep on keeping on!

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        5.0

        Good-bye teflon tape

        By Wes

        from Western Wisconsin

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fills A Factory Void

          Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

          This gets rid of the floppy trem arm syndrome and gets rid of the old solution of wrapping a couple thicknesses of teflon plumber's tape around the arm threads to give it some purchase inside the block. They're cheap; do yourself a favor & get a pack, put one in. Put the rest away for when you lose one 'cause you forgot it was in there while changing strings or something.

          Most Fender Strats don't come with one and there is SUPPOSED to be one in the trem-arm hole. People handle guitars in stores, they fall out. Even the one in a high-end model like Am Vintage might be crunched at the factory. Save the trouble & use the spring. The trem arm will rotate out of the way or stay where you put it within reach with just the right amount of tension on it. You'll probably do a head-slap & wonder why you didn't do this before.

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          5.0

          Viagra 4 your Tremolo! No more floppyarm

          By Gargemil

          from Austin TX

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • Easy To Lose

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

          Everyone should have a few spares laying around. Everyone forgets to tape the hole once in a while. I have seen many floppy trems in my day and only realized a few years ago that there is a spring in there.(Or at least there is supposed to be) I order more when I get down to two spares. A dozen should hold you for quite a while.

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          5.0

          Worked on US Strat & Failed on Mexican S

          By Sammos

          from Dallas

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • Seems To Work Well

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

          I bought these for two left handed American Strats. These springs dropped right in and worked like a champ. I had just picked up a nice Mexican Strat at a Pawn Shop a couple of weeks before and it came without the tremolo arm. I ordered the arm along with the springs and when they came in, dropped in a spring and screwed on the arm. Didn't work. Humm, Took of the spring cover off the back and there was the tension spring rolling around. The Mexican strat tremolo arm hole goes stright through..nothing to hold a spring. Learn something new even after doing this for 50 years. 5 Stars, not the springs fault, my fault.

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          5.0

          The Tiny Tone Monsters

          By MartinOM28V

          from Austin TX

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

            My American Standard Stratocaster was sounding awful, mostly due to a lack of tone. These tiny metal springs were the answer. In addition to massively improving the tone due to their specific alloy, thickness and tension, they also seem to somehow keep the tremolo arm wherever you want it. I thought that was an interesting little perk on top of the amazing tone. Now my Stratocaster sounds better than ever thanks to this purchase. I didn't even have to practice or work on my skills to improve my tone. I just bought this item and Bam! Better tone.

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            5.0

            Small purchase but easy transaction

            By dg

            from upstate NY

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                Inexpensive factory replacement parts with free shippping. Sweet.

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                5.0

                It's a spring

                By alvie666

                from san diego

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                • Will Fall Out And Be Lost

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                  It's a bag of springs. They work. They are easy to lose, which is why the bundle a bunch together in one packet.

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                  5.0

                  Totally GREAT!

                  By Garvoon

                  from Laurel, MD

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                    I've been playing Strats since the 60s, and I NEVER NEW about the tension spring ... EVER! That's crazy, but I bought a bunch of them for my Strats, Jazzmaster and Jaguar. They work GREAT!!! NOTE: A lot of guitars, I have bought off the wall and the spring was never there! Get yourself some!

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                    5.0

                    Great service

                    By Mr blue

                    from Brandon, ms

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                        Great springs..if you use your tremolo alot these are a must have.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Exactly what you have been looking for!

                        By DiegoMusician

                        from South Florida

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to install
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Tremolo Arm Stays Put

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Stratocaster Modification

                        Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                        Does it exactly what it should! Just pop the spring in the arm hole, it falls in deep. Screw in the arm (Don't over tighten) and you'll be set. I don't find them easy to lose personally, as long as you're careful of not holding your guitar facing down parallel to the ground. One pack of 12 will suffice.

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