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FDP Forum / The Squier Forum / Spring to "lock" a strat whammy bar?

shunka

Willoughby, OH , USA

I'm arrogant and a moron
Nov 14th, 2017 10:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just found out about this trick, so I bought several of them.
They work fine on my MIM Squier strat. I also have a MIK strat, but it seems like the hole isn't deep enough to allow me to put the handle in on top of the spring and compress it enough to allow the handle to thread.
Anyone think I can grind down the spring/

I also have a Squier Jaguar. At least that's what it says on the head stock. Jag/Jazzmaster shaped body, Strat like neck, one toggle switch, one tone, one volume. When I put the spring in the trem hole, it falls right through into the body. hole appears to obe drilled all the way through the block. Anyone have a solution for that?

reverendrob
FDP Data Goon
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We all want

our time in hell
Nov 17th, 2017 12:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If the Jaguar's one of the ones with a Strat trem, could be not spring compliant or an oddball piece.

Cal-Woody

USA/California

Why do I keep fixing things that work?
Nov 17th, 2017 01:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You could probably drill and tap some threads into the block and thread an Allen plug in it.

Cal-Woody

USA/California

Why do I keep fixing things that work?
Nov 17th, 2017 01:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, I just oops it! Lol

The hole is already there so just get a tap that would allow you to thread the hole with a matching Allen plug to create an block to compress the spring against. Done!

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