nollock Posted May 8, 2005 Report Share Posted May 8, 2005 (edited) Hi, my cousin bought an SRV strat while on his hols in the US. Thing is he doesnt use the trem much, and has hardly played the guitar since his return. So he only found out 2 months later that the trem arm wont go in properly. Actually it wont screw in at all. It looks to me like the top plate doesn't line up properly on the block. Anyway heres some pics... you can see the small grey lip that is stoping the arm going in straight. Thats with the trem arm pushed in as far as it will go, theres no play in it, it is jammed (lightly) at an angle. Just wont go in straight. I figured it would be worth taking the trem to bits and putting it back together, see if it lines up properly after that. Also I thought I could file a small amount off the top plate so the trem arm can get a clear run at the hole. He aint too keen on that option though, and I do understand why, at least I understand that he is worried about it keeping it's value. I dont know if we should just contact Fender and get them to fix it, but if it means sending it over to America it'll probably be alot cheaper just to buy a new trem. (Its a left hand trem, at least its a right handed guitar with the trem at the top) Any advice / comments would be most welcome. cheers, chris Edited May 8, 2005 by nollock Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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