Player series strat question

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  1. greezy strings

    greezy strings Strat-Talker

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    .. more like questions...

    found a couple post but still not sure...does anyone know if the 2 point trem is the same or can be interchanged with the U.S. standard 2 point trem?

    I have a U.S. American classic with the 2point bridge but the saddles are with the offset intonation screws?

    Is the nut radiused or flat bottom? To find correct Graph Tec replacement.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Antstrat

    Antstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Yes and I have no clue.
     
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    You can take out the nut and check which type it is. Then put it back in with no glue until you get the new one. The strings will hold it in fine.
     
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    Right.. so I live in Costa Rica full time and the guitar is at a friends that will be bringing it down here.. since things are more expensive and harder to come by I like to order up the correct parts so that my friends can receive them there in the U.S. and sherpa them down.. if I get the guitar take off the nut and see for myself I might have to wait another few months .. .. so just seeing if some one here might know already.. I'm guessing radius ..
     
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    Triple Jim Most Honored Senior Member

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    I've bought flat bottomed ones and shaped them to match the fretboard radius, when it was all I could get with the correct measurements.

    Graphtech also has nuts that are made for a radiused slot, but also have a bump to make them fit a straight slot. If you have a radiused slot you can just remove the bumps and it fits.

    https://graphtech.com/collections/t...products/black-tusq-xl-slotted-strat-tele-nut
     
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    Could I adhere some sand paper to 9.5 radius neck and use that to sand the base to achieve proper height and radius?
     
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    Probably, and that's pretty clever. The Graphtech nut in my link makes it a lot easier than that though.
     
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    I used that one.. white version.. basically just had to sand off the small tab.. it was for a fender mim roasted maple neck. In your experience besides maybe getting the height right from working the bottom of the nut did you have do any work on the string slots?
     
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    I've only done that once or twice, but no, I did not have to do anything to the slots. I did have to be careful about how much I took off the bottom, of course. I used a drum sander in a drill press, but looking back on it, it would have been nice to fine tune it at the end by your method.
     
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    IMG_8208.JPG Back to the 2 point bridge... here is a pic of mine.. the block is definitely not the American standard..

    And when I look up after market replacement blocks they make a differentiation between the U.S. block and classic player block replacement? So I'm confused..

    Is the classic player bridge that shipped with the mim block in a two point trem the same as the 2 point bridge that shipped on earlier models with the U.S bridge and block except for the different block? Or are there two types of 2 point bridges..one a U.S. version with different specs and measurements then the other mim import 2 point bridge version??

    Will the American standard block retro fit into the mim 2point version or are they not compatible?
     
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    I believe that the Player 2 point is exactly the same
     
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    So even though it shipped with the high mass zinc block ... both FU brass replacement blocks as well as Callaham differentiates between two U.S. and mim 2 point trems..... but it's the same bridge plate , screw hole pattern etc? So interchangeable? Sorry just trying be one hundred percent on this before ordering parts.. trem arm and possibly block..
     
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    Sorry it's if I'm getting a little repetitive and OCD on this.. I very much appreciate all the replies.

    I think since I'm gonna have a spare US 2/16 spaced trem and block .. i can just retro fit that in there and save money on any upgrades to the existing trem.

    Maybe I'll like the high mass zinc block and bent saddles.. ?