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Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12)

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The genuine Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Spring helps set your tremolo arm into a fixed position when used with any Fender American Series tremolo. Set of 12.

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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$589.00
 
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The genuine Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Spring helps set your tremolo arm into a fixed position when used with any Fender American Series tremolo. Set of 12.

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FenderTremolo Arm Tension Springs (12)
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Functional (7)
  • Easy to use (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great replacement springs !

Snugs up the trem as well as one might expect from any spring. If you keep your bar in on a, more or less, permanent basis you may want to try tape,...Read complete review

Snugs up the trem as well as one might expect from any spring. If you keep your bar in on a, more or less, permanent basis you may want to try tape, etc., but these springs work as intended. Personally, I rarely use the trem-bar (I keep the hole taped) preferring instead to use the heel of my hand or my finger tips. Still, I always manage to lose the originals and just like to keep 'em around. If your original spring worked well enough for you, these certainly will, too.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Trem arm springs .. Would be good But..

I have had my strats for decades, and I like to use the trem bar, BUT, on the Made In Mexico Strats, the springs slide right through the hole down into the body...Read complete review

I have had my strats for decades, and I like to use the trem bar, BUT, on the Made In Mexico Strats, the springs slide right through the hole down into the body of the guitar, rendering the spring useless. On the MIA American strats, they catch and hold where you can turn the bar round and round until the spring starts working. In the Made in Mex Strats, there is no chance for the spring to work because there is no chance for the spring to do its stuff. I have read about this and some users suggest using a piece of plumber's Teflon tape in advance of placing the spring in the guitar trem hole, but that doesn't work either, if there is no place for the spring to be supported. the trem bar spring and the tape both slide through if there is no support point. Sounds like this needs a manufacturer retro fix of some kind.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tremolo Arm Springs

By Ed

from Rochester, NY

Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

Somewhat stiff, can be difficult to break in. Otherwise though, a genuine Fender replacement part is a genuine Fender replacement part. They do their job perfectly and there are twelve of them. They also work well in other, non Fender guitars

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great replacement springs !

By Carlton Buehrer

from Longboat Key, FL.

Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

Snugs up the trem as well as one might expect from any spring. If you keep your bar in on a, more or less, permanent basis you may want to try tape, etc., but these springs work as intended. Personally, I rarely use the trem-bar (I keep the hole taped) preferring instead to use the heel of my hand or my finger tips. Still, I always manage to lose the originals and just like to keep 'em around. If your original spring worked well enough for you, these certainly will, too.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Work as Intended

By Doug

from undisclosed

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

    The spring is necessary and works very well. I use these in all my original American Strats. They do however have a tendency to fall out and get lost. In fact most players don't even know that they exist. I use a round magnetic cover over the trem hole when the arm is removed so that the spring is stored safely. I sell these kits at many popular on-line sites. :)

    (1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not so much a spring as just a coil of wire

    By Andrew P

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Functional

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

        expected these springs to actually have some spring... instead they just fully compressed and stayed there.

         
        5.0

        I will continue to buy these!

        By Crazy Craig

        from Houston, Tx.

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

          As stated in an earlier review, improper installation or understanding of the product, does not constitute a viable reason for a bad review. lol
          This is a drop in, quick fix for BOTH American and MIM Stratocasters.
          Works as intended. Period,

           
          5.0

          Great product, a must have secret for tremolo bridge.

          By Tomas

          from Colorado

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

            If anybody needs the tremolo arm on their Strat style guitar be stiff and not wiggling and not moving around when tremolo arm is not used and not have this spring, than they should get it. The tremolo arm is stiff staying exactly where left and doesn't wiggle when trying to create the tremolo effect. Works on Peavey Predator Powerbend tremolo bridge.

             
            5.0

            Missing Tremlo Arm

            By C

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

            This should have been included by Fender when I bought the guitar, but was not. Guitar Center provided it free of charge and shipped it to me immediately rather than have me wait for two (2) months for Fender to ship one special. Great job Guitar Center !!!

             
            5.0

            Best Deal on the Net!!

            By Doug

            from undisclosed

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

              These springs are mandatory on all the pre-2016 Strats!! Everyone should be buying these!

               
              5.0

              Highly Recomended

              By Steven

              from undisclosed

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

              Didn't know I needed this until I found them by chance.If you own a Straocaster you may not know need this item .A cheap fix to a simple,annoying problem.

               
              5.0

              My tremolo arm sat too deep in the hole and was very loose!

              By Harv

              from Spring Hill, FL

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                  Now my tremolo arm seats firmly and no more wobble!

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Quality and Service!

                  By Jerry

                  from undisclosed

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                  Good Product!

                   
                  5.0

                  Tremolo stable

                  By Richard

                  from undisclosed

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                  Keeps tremolo more stable

                   
                  5.0

                  They work as advertised.

                  By Burrito Betty

                  from reno, nv

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                  They work as advertised.

                   
                  2.0

                  Trem arm springs .. Would be good But..

                  By Alex

                  from Nashville TN

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality
                  • Helps trem bar standby solidly, improves its use
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                  • Not Functional
                  • SLIDES straight through the trem bar hole on MIM

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                    I have had my strats for decades, and I like to use the trem bar, BUT, on the Made In Mexico Strats, the springs slide right through the hole down into the body of the guitar, rendering the spring useless. On the MIA American strats, they catch and hold where you can turn the bar round and round until the spring starts working. In the Made in Mex Strats, there is no chance for the spring to work because there is no chance for the spring to do its stuff. I have read about this and some users suggest using a piece of plumber's Teflon tape in advance of placing the spring in the guitar trem hole, but that doesn't work either, if there is no place for the spring to be supported. the trem bar spring and the tape both slide through if there is no support point. Sounds like this needs a manufacturer retro fix of some kind.

                     
                    4.0

                    Great product if you understand what it's for!

                    By Al G

                    from Nashville, Tn

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                    • Some customers don't understand what these are

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                    You put this in the hole that a Strat trem bar fits into.. prevents you from having to tighten the tremolo until it is stiff and near impossible to use. The only drawback is, that it was designed to work best with American standard strats. On many made in Mexico strats (MIM), the springs can fall straight right through the hole.. it may take pushing a bit of plumbers (teflon ) tape down the hole first, to prevent the spring from sliding right through the hole and out the other end, where it is guaranteed to do you no good.

                     
                    5.0

                    tremolo springs

                    By martha

                    from undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                    they work fine

                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Yes.

                    By ........

                    from Richmond, Ca.

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts

                      Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                      Ok.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Works On My Peavey Raptor Plus EXP!

                      By Richard C.

                      from Cincinnati

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Functional

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                          According to reviews, it's clear that the springs 'work' with some guitars other than American made Strats but not others. This review is just to let you know that it works with mine.

                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Fine product for a primitive design

                          By James

                          from undisclosed

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                          These springs work just fine. I took off a star because it seems rather backward that Fender hasn't found a way to secure them except a sticker whose function is not obvious.

                           
                          5.0

                          work just fine

                          By Kenneth Isom _

                          from ennis texas

                          Comments about Fender Tremolo Arm Tension Springs (12):

                          worked on my Tokai 80's silver star just fine.. just need a new 5mm whammy arm for backup now.

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