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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 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Good quality (14)
  • Functional (13)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (4)
    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Worked on US Strat & Failed on Mexican S

    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...Read complete review

    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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    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

    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

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                  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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                  5.0

                  Great fix!

                  By Vic

                  from NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Vintage Strat Tremolos

                    Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                    The arm on my Strat's 6-point tremolo, not surprisingly, became wobbly and loose in the block. Making it impossible to position and difficult to use accurately.

                    I bought these springs on a whim, and now my trem arm is PERFECT. It stays where I need it to, and no wobble whatsoever.

                    This is a no-brainer purchase for any Strat player with a vintage style tremolo.

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                    5.0

                    Don't Tremolo without it.

                    By Feklar

                    from El Cerrito, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                        This is what you need to tighten up that Tremolo arm. With this spring in place it stays right where you want it.

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