Aged trem cover and trem arm knob

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  1. ralphtown

    ralphtown Strat-Talker

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    Anyone know where I can get an aged trem cover for the back of my Squier and trem arm knob.

    Fender parts are totally different.
    Anyone here able to make the parts?

    I,m in UK.

    RALPH
     
  2. motoman45

    motoman45 Strat-O-Master

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    hey mate....
    you can use the standard strat trem cover..one hole is off just alil...
    as far as the arm goes.. wrap some masking tape on the arm, enough to make it
    snug and your set...whos gonna see it... I know, because ive done a bunch of
    stuff on my squire wit the standard strat stuff....hope it helps
     
  3. ralphtown

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    I,ll have to check it again.

    It looks dimensionally smaller and I,m sure none of the holes are the same as the Squier one.

    Nice tip on the ...er...tip
    Trem that is ;)


    RALPH
     
  4. xen_

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    I found their 8-hole guard close enough. However the Fender trem knob was way too narrow. I drilled it out a bit.
     
  5. motoman45

    motoman45 Strat-O-Master

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    like i said, i got a fender pearloid trem cover and just one hole was off (a middle hole) but all four corners lined right up....so i screwed it in and it looks perfect...
     
  6. ralphtown

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    I might be able to drill out the trem arm knob.
    Thats not too much of an issue but the rear cover that comes as part of the genuine Fender aged parts collection does not line up anywhere on my Anniversary Squier.
    It is a lot smaller,none of the holes line up and the holes for the strings are not a good match.

    Any other ideas?
    Anyone ?:confused:
     
  7. motoman45

    motoman45 Strat-O-Master

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    k, my bad... i have an affinity strat so thats what imcomparing it to...
    sorry bro i have no ideas, but theres a world of knowledge here so im sure
    someone will give you the good info...
     
  8. ralphtown

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    I was thinking of painting it using a Tamiya paint colour that the Japs used to paint their planes in during WW2.

    Sounds strange but its a good match,with a little white added to match that yellowed out plastic look.

    But it would be easier if I could have one made in single ply yellowed plastic.

    RALPH
     
  9. Kid Klash

    Kid Klash Strat-Talker

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    I'm not sure about an Afinity Strat, but the trem cover for a Bullet Strat is wider and shorter, and a regular trem cover won't fit. I'm having Terrapin Custom Guitars make me a three ply mint green one for my "Miss Cora" modded Bullet Strat. You send them the original cover, or a tracing of the cover, or a drawing with dimensions of a custom cover, and they'll make you one in any color material you want. $25 plus $7.50 for freight.

    Custom Pickguards
     
  10. neal73

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    Ralph, try contacting Fender UK. I needed a trem-arm for my Squier Jagmaster and after a couple of emails they sent me 3 different trem-arms to try for size. Fantastic customer service.