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2 point tremolo to 6 point conversion....

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by afrank9000, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Ash-Man

    Ash-Man Senior Stratmaster

    I agree with you on this... fender needs to step it up in the whammy dept.

    I apologize to the op, I will derail your thread no more! lol
     

  2. bloomz

    bloomz Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 17, 2012
    yer mom's house
    oops, me too, sorry for the thread hijack

    I was just thinking if someone went to the trouble to change it, why not go all the way, but realize now there is mention of it looking vintage.
     

  3. cederholm

    cederholm Strat-Talk Member

    41
    Jan 12, 2013
    Brooklyn NY
    I just swapped a wide 6 point bridge onto a body drilled for a narrow 6 point bridge. This required a lot of plugging and drilling as you can imagine.

    Some helpful tips (maybe);
    1- use a flush cut saw to trim the dowels
    2 - a drill press is very helpful to keep your holes square to the body
    3 - mark the drill bit with tape or use the drill press' depth-stop to keep from drilling through the back of the guitar.

    Good luck,

    ~ Carl
     

  4. jimmievans

    jimmievans New Member!

    1
    Wednesday
    connecticut
    If it's an American strat you just have to drill out the end screw holes to the size of the bushing end which is just a touch smaller than the knurled part (it helps if you have a drill press). Then use the drill press to press in the bushings. Fill in the old screw holes with 1/8 inch dowel . If it's MIM or MIJ you'll have to fill in the screw holes first and use a tremolo routing template (Stewmac)to get the new holes marked in the right location and proceed as above.
    Good Luck