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  1. miveli

    miveli Strat-Talk Member

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    Dear all,
    what was a standard CBS screw for that position?
    My guitar from that age have USA non Philips cross screw not like this on picture
     

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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That is the standard screw.
     
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    Guy Named Sue I don't seem able to get it straight in my mind... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You need one of these, it's a 3x25mm long screw that is threaded all the way.
    ESKR-STRA.jpg
     
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    Many thanks, its not metric?
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Then it's the imperial equivalent, a 1" no 4 wood screw.
     
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    Many thanks! My guitar is equipped with screw which is a same dimensions but classical-Slot drive indication that it is not original possibly. Maybe CBS era (when strat was made) allowed this type of improvisation?
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Crosshead screws have been used since the 1950s. The screw has been replaced.

    How about some pictures of your guitar?
     
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    I dont have this detail for the moment....let me check
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You don't have pictures of your guitar? You'll have your membership here revoked! Take some quickly before anyone notices. :)
     
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    here they are
     

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    Ronkirn Most Honored Senior Member

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    sorry.. but a #4 will be a bit small... use a #6

    rk
     
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    Whatever screw size you end up using ..... beautiful strat.

    I have a natural Ash '70's reissue. They always look superb.
     
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    From the factory parts list:
    Fender part # 0016188-049
    "SCREW WOOD 6 X 1 OHP NI"
    translation - #6 x1" wood screw, oval head phillips nickel plated

    If the hole is hogged out you might reinforce it with some toothpicks and wood glue and/or use a sligtly longer #6x1.25" screw.

    Slot head screws were discontinued in the 1950s around the time the Stratocaster was introduced, there may be some early 1954 examples with slotted screws but certainly none from the CBS era.
     
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    This is an answer! Many thanks
     
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    and if it's a recurring problem. go to a 1 ½ inch (38) mm or even longer.....

    rk
     
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