"smooth top" bridge on MIM?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by el Extranjero, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. el Extranjero

    el Extranjero New Member!

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    I have a MIM Strat, sn MZ2 (2002 I think) that has the stamped steel bridges with the screws protruding from the top. When I palm mute, the screws bother my hand. Is there a smooth top set of bridges that I can use like an the Americans with this MIM?

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  2. 62stratfan

    62stratfan Strat-Talk Member

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    Callaham is a good place to start looking for a replacement tremelo. They are expensive, but the quality is so high you may think about trying one. You can see the bridge adjustment screws, but on this one they may not bother you. Callaham makes replacements specifically for some MIMs.

    http://www.callahamguitars.com/upgrades.htm

    On my AmStd Strat, the screws are lower than the bridge so they're not an issue, but I don't know if there is an AmStd tremelo available for the MIMs. Maybe Wilkinson has one at Stew-Mac. Be sure of your string and mounting screw measurements before buying a replacement.

    Good Luck,
    62stratfan