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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...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 03-03-2017

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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)
 
4.7

(based on 50 reviews)

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    (46)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (34)
  • Easy to use (33)
  • Good quality (33)
  • Improves sound (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (26), Professional musician (10), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simple but genius ♫

I own a TON of Strat's and I've tried Teflon tape and more to remedy this problem, these are the perfect solution !
But I go one better to solve a few...Read complete review

I own a TON of Strat's and I've tried Teflon tape and more to remedy this problem, these are the perfect solution !
But I go one better to solve a few drawbacks...I install the spring but also put a ball bearing in between the tremolo arm and spring for smoother movement, also I stick a magnet chip/sliver inside the spring to hold the ball bearing.
And to keep the spring in the hole when the arm is out... I cut a circle piece of sponge as thick as a dime and about the diameter of a pea and slide it into the springs center then push into hole, that way it holds it in place in the case !
And if you need to remove it, use a piece of guitar string bent in a "L" to hook it ♫ (you're welcome) :D

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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

Mighty darn convenient!

By "Lefty"

from Taxemville, Florida

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      Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

      I made a VERY small and simple purchase -- a bunch of Fender trem arm springs, that simple. GC / MF must have made a nickel-ninety-eight's worth of profit on it. But I ordered it and they sent it. I didn't have to get in the car and drive waaay across town. Very convenient. Now I'm waiting for my 4mm ball bearings from Chiner to complete the package.

       
      5.0

      My opinion

      By The Guitar Doctor

      from Greenfield, IN

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      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

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        • Backup
        • Concerts
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        Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

        What else needs to be said, other then they work?

         
        5.0

        Works Well !

        By Scary Larry

        from Canton, OH

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        • Functional
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            Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

            Works in American sized tremolo blocks. Don't screw the tremolo arm down all the way or you'll squash the spring too much. Just screw the arm down until it makes contact with the spring - then one more turn should do it to keep resistance on your tremolo arm so it stays where you want it without flopping around. It also helps take the slop or play out of it so it doesn't feel so loose. Overall, it works as it should.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            if you play strats then you need this...

            By OttoMatick

            from Seattle, WA

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            Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

            they're always getting lost when people take that little circle of foil off the hole. amaze your friends by showing them you can have a Stratocaster tremolo arm that stays where you need it.

             
            5.0

            Stratocaster Trem Arm Springs-What a diference!

            By Larry

            from Milltown, NJ

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            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

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              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

              I didn't know the spring was missing from my 2012 Strat until I saw the video on Youtube. I installed the spring and was pleased to find it did what it was supposed to do.

               
              5.0

              Strat springs

              By mickietee

              from Brainerd MN

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              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
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              • Improves Sound

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                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                Finally got control over the tremolo arm.

                 
                5.0

                yes

                By grooving gary

                from dighton mass.

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                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

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                    Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                    works on mex. jaguar

                     
                    5.0

                    Amazing improvement

                    By Jack L

                    from Bayonet Point Fl

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                        Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                        I have owned and played guitars for over 50 years and had never heard of tremolo arm springs. I found an article "10 things you don't know about stratocasters" and decided to try them. It lets you adjust the tremolo arm to make it stay where you leave it, keep it loose or tight. They work great but I see why they sell them by the bag, seem easy to lose. They fit on my standard strats but not on the Floyd Rose.

                         
                        5.0

                        Yes

                        By Lennie

                        from Ca

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                        • Easy To Use
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                            Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                            Good product

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Fender product

                            By DroyRider

                            from Sturgis, MI

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                              Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                              Seen this product used on line. It's convenient so the tremolo doesn't need to be screwed down all the way to keep it from flopping around. Video on line mentioned that every strat comes with said spring, but I don't recall mine having one, (but then it's a Mexican). Thought the spring would fall out when the tremolo was removed to store the guitar, but it seems to stay in place, (I even tried to shake it out).

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