Which USA Strat has 2.5" tremolo post spacing?

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  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I'm looking for a new body and this tremolo has 58mm or 2.5" post spacing and the tapered steel trem block. What did it come from?

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    Isn't Fender USA and Mexico 2 point 56mm spacing center to center for the posts?

    It looks like a gold USA American Standard Strat tremolo to me?
     
  3. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That's what I thought but I measured multiple times this morning, center post to center post on this one is 58mm, 2.5".
     
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    Lonn, Measure from one side of the picot cutout on the tremolo to the corresponding side on the other,,, it makes it easier to see exactly what the measurement is... instead of guesstimating center to center..
     
  5. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Who's guesstimating? I used a metric ruler and measured from center to center on the black lines.

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    2mm is just a touch under 8 thousandths of an inch, thinner that most players' high E string.....wouldn't that really not matter though? a 56mm trem should fit?
     
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    2mm is just a touch under 80 thousandths of an inch
     
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    Oops....
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I thought the centres on the American Standard were 2 7/32" - 56.35mm.
     
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    Ron,

    Not my circus and not my monkey but just for my own edification, I would have done it the way Lonn demonstrated to get the center.

    With your method, the picot cut is the notch for the screws? And side to to side using the inside or outside edges?

    PS - I went to your site yesterday and those build demos are awesome in scope and detail. I would never attempt a lot of that stuff myself, but seeing it all start to finish like that, really helped me tie all pieces together. So, thanks for that.:thumb:
     
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    Left side to left side or right side to right side is the same as center to center...just easier to get a true measurement
     
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    yup. thar ya go... that's da way it's dun by usun unedumuhcated hillbilly's.. jus get a strang 'n a piece of coal 'n mark the strang... ;)
     
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    Where did you steal the coal? o_O
     
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  14. Lonn

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    Gotta be the right kind of coal too.......any ol' stuff won't do. Heck I may just screw a piece of steel to the back to add more weight. :D
     
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    I didunt hardly steel it 'tall.. weuns got it from out in the back 40 frum under the still... we blowed it out so it wuddn't hot 'n burnin' no more... but it still wuz... burnt uh hole in muh coveralls, lucky for me I wuz rite by the crick . . I jumped in.. :p
     
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    h'yuck, h'yuck, h'yuck,..

    thankee to y'all hillbilly helpahs... may your tooth be forever green.