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New fender strat squeaks quietly when using trem

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Laurence21, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Laurence21

    Laurence21 Strat-Talk Member

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    You can only hear it slightly, but I'm just curious if this is not uncommon to have. It's a new strat and my first guitar with a trem so I'm not sure. You can't notice it when playing, but only when listening closely and the sound is from the bridge area. Do most new strats just need some oil?
     
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  2. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

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    No oil needed, that's how they are. Write a song about. How my guitar softly squeaks.

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  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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  4. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome to the Forum Larry....

    Now...put some foam rubber, sponge, paper towel, etc., inside the springs... and a dab of lubricant on the pivot posts..

    rk
     
  5. Laurence21

    Laurence21 Strat-Talk Member

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    Does your strat gently squeak as well?
     
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  6. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

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    Both of them but I usually don't hear it since I also use an amplifier ;)

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  7. Laurence21

    Laurence21 Strat-Talk Member

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    Yeah that would make more sense than sitting in my room gently squeaking. And by the way, do you have a synchronised tremolo on either of your guitars?
     
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  8. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

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    Yes, both of them.



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  9. Wrighty

    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 7, 2013
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    So, when you squeak them both together, are that in tune?
     
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  10. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

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    Only if I spin counter clockwise while doing it. Something with the doppler effect I should presume.

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  11. Jesse414

    Jesse414 Strat-Talker

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    My strat used to squeak but then I decked it.:eek::D
     
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  12. Jesse414

    Jesse414 Strat-Talker

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    Now my guitar screams and whales and if I play gentley it weeps. Hehe:cool:
     
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  13. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy BushBaby Strat-Talk Supporter

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    If you have a vintage style trem...maybe try loosening the screws just a wee bit.
     
  14. Jesse414

    Jesse414 Strat-Talker

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    Laurance21 I just noticed your a new member. Welcome to the club it's nice hear lots of smart guys always helping people and some funny guys too.:D
     
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  15. Laurence21

    Laurence21 Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks and I also was thinking about decking my guitar at some point. It’s probably a bit too soon now. It seems like if someone doesn’t want to use the trem that they do some modification rather than not. It seems uncommon to just unscrew the trem and keep it in the box and then do no modification.
     
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  16. Laurence21

    Laurence21 Strat-Talk Member

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  17. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy BushBaby Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Morning,

    Yes that is a vintage style (6 screw) trem.


    a good quick trem set up video for a floater.



    another, more in depth...showing how to set the screws



    Also as @Ronkirn mentioned above...some type of soft material in the spring cavity to damp noise from the springs moving.
     
  18. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    I didn't know whales could play guitar?

    [​IMG]

    :):):);)
     
  19. 33db

    33db Strat-Talker

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    Wow a whale? That's odd... mine squeaked too but it was a mouse living in the back cavity.

    If you have the synchronized trem, Fender suggest lubing it at the contact points.
     
  20. PCollen

    PCollen Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 13, 2014
    Florida
    None of my 3 Strat trems squeak...I lube them. Lube the spring contact points on the trem block and claw, and fulcrum points.