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Somewhere to buy one preCBS trem spring?

Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by Bazz Jass, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

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    One of those grrr moments. Have had the back plate off my strat a hundred times, and JUST noticed one of the three springs is odd.

    Darned if I can find anywhere that sells just one preCBS spring. A few complete sets out there, but would rather (obviously) just buy one.

    Unless someone in my situation wants to chip in on a complete set??
     
  2. elduderinoTF

    elduderinoTF Strat-O-Master

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    I didn't know there was a difference between the old trem springs and new trem springs. I would imagine it'd be hard to find one though...
     
  3. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Senior Stratmaster

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    If you found a genuine set, I suspect that you should jump on it.
     
  4. candyapple1964

    candyapple1964 Senior Stratmaster

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    I ask why does it matter?

    Been playing mine 20 + years. And Now it matters if I have a set of genuine springs :)
     
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  5. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Me = borderline OCD. 'nuff said ;)
     
  6. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

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    I might have some lying around, but I'm at the opposite side of the globe.

    But in all honesty, I don't think an old one will sound different than a new one...
     
  7. rich815

    rich815 Senior Stratmaster

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    Better tone. Duh.
     
  8. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

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    As we all know by now, tone comes from the content of your underpants...
     
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  9. mabley123

    mabley123 Senior Stratmaster

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    Tremolo springs were the same from 54-at least 71. Bridge was also the same until they started changing them in late 71.

    General consensus the modern trem springs are more stiff vs originals.

    Raw Vintage has the most accurate repro springs.

    Id buy these.

    EDDIE VEGAS.
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    1971 ORIG FENDER STRAT BRIDGE SPRINGS
    From my own stash. These are the 2 springs you would see in the Yellow envelope in glove box inside your case.
    Price: $50.00
     
  10. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

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    $50.00 for 2 springs from '71?

    I really need to check my drawers with parts...
     
  11. Adam Wolfaardt

    Adam Wolfaardt Strat-Talker

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    Don't buy from Eddie Vegas. He's a giant rip off. They can be found on eBay. There are some solid sellers
     
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  12. StratPlus97

    StratPlus97 Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Not everyone is like you... can you believe it?!
     
  13. CephasG

    CephasG Strat-O-Master

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    I know the feeling, I have the same condition!
     
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  14. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

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    that's just vegas, his pricing is compensation for...ahh...'other issues'....
     
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  15. TomH8

    TomH8 Senior Stratmaster

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    Just buy a complete set and sell the others.

    You can be the saving grace for someone like you later on.
     
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  16. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

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    Lack of tone?
     
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  17. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It's really fine, erm I don't need a spring that bad :oops:

    Drawers.jpg
     
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