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Vintage Stratocaster Tremolo Bridge Plate Screws

Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by Known4tone, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Known4tone

    Known4tone Strat-Talk Member

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    Is it common for these screws to barely protrude into the trem cavity?
     
  2. picapoyo

    picapoyo Strat-Talker

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    Did you mean poking out screws? If so, I think yes.
     
  3. mabley123

    mabley123 Senior Stratmaster

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    My 71 4 boly Strat does.
     
  4. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

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    The tips of the screws often protrude at the back in the term cavity. Very normal.
     
  5. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Another myth....?

    No, it's true. Reason? The trem screws weren't designed to be screwed all the way in....But people do, resulting in the bridge plate tilting toward the neck. Totally wrong....Bridge plate should sit flush against the body. Outer screws in until they just touch the plate, not tilt the plate down at the edge. Middle four, half a turn away from touching the plate. This way, they don't protrude out the back ;)

    True story....
     
  6. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

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    You sir, are hereby accused of spreading valid information. The admins are notified and I assume you'll get a lifetime ban...
    :D
     
  7. Known4tone

    Known4tone Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks for the information. Preciate it.
     
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