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FDP Forum / The Squier Forum / what trem for Squire Vintage Modified?

hemet

usa

give up giving up
Dec 25th, 2014 01:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

recommendations please

reverendrob
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When I sin

I sin real good
Dec 26th, 2014 12:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What's wrong with the existing one?

hemet

usa

give up giving up
Dec 26th, 2014 01:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

1) its a build up from a body
2) Squire trems are notorious
3) there is a lot of disagreement on the web about which ones will work in a Squire body
4) Squires are not all the same
5) I bought an American and it doesnt fit so I dont want to waste any more money

reverendrob
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I sin real good
Dec 26th, 2014 05:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Notorious" is internet hype largely from sellers wanting to make you spend $$ - if it works, don't worry about it (I own six Squiers dating back to the first MIM days and have had MIJ ones that I sold when their value outstripped my love for them by a wide margin).

Which one will fit your particular body is a crapshoot, generally a "metric" one from Allparts etc will work but even there there may be variance on the holes/width. You sometimes have to measure the body.

So well aware they're not all the same but after owning a dozen over the last twenty years, I have yet to have a trem that didn't do what it claimed to do in the standard Fender style.

Cheapie Floyds...different story, but Strat trems, Jaguar/Jazzmaster stuff, etc. is pretty straightforward and the clone companies have had it right for a couple generations now.

hemet

usa

give up giving up
Dec 26th, 2014 07:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thank you for the detailed response Revrob. I would think that the smaller sustain block and the pot metal saddles would make a difference. Further the Made in Mex trems wont work well in lower end SQ. I would like to put in a Wilkenson trem as I believe it is a very good product but will it work in my guitar? That is the reason I am asking the fine experienced SQ junkies here what has worked for them. Again I am not arguing the inherent value of SQ, nor arguing at all, just asking for help for a build up. I have medical problems so I had to shop for a lighter body + Im having to build. What would you recommend Revrob to put in this body that is available from suppliers?

Stratrocker

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Dec 28th, 2014 09:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I recently put a Fender "Big Block" trem in a Squier SE Strat. Fit perfectly. Under twenty bucks online. Guitar sounds great. I'd do it again.

reverendrob
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Dec 29th, 2014 01:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Assuming modern VM production, should be able to buy any metric-sized Strat bridge and go to town.

Any of the big vendors should know what will fit (or ask for measurements).

If weight is in your issues, smaller sustain block etc are to your advantage. I get the medical thing, I'm in a wheelchair if I have to leave the house or it's a bad day. And on one of those bad days, an eight pound guitar is too much - so I have a 6ish pound Mustang and even it hurts sometimes.

Wilkenson stuff is quality, so assuming you get one for import-size (metric) it should be golden. If the holes don't all line up, use two or four instead of all six or whatnot.

Whoever sells you the trem should be able to tell you if it fits.

hemet

usa

give up giving up
Dec 29th, 2014 02:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

OK, thanks guys, Good suggestions, Ill research your ideas and let you know how it came out. PS before asking this on the forum I had bought an American trem assemble and of course I found out that it didnt work. I dont want to make that mistake again so Im trying to be careful.

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