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  1. Hi all I’d like to upgrade my Squier Mustang VM to the Fender Dynamic Vibrato unit, but can’t find any at a reasonable price online in the UK. Everything is imports with steep delivery costs, or vintage expensive ones that I’m not particularly interested in. Anyone know of where to buy one, or an alternative brand as good as the original Fender? cheers Jav
  2. Hi guys! I've got a Fender mustang competition from 1972.? When I bought the guitar there was no tremolo arm. I bought a new one online, which fits on a '65, but it doesn't fit.... (https://www.thomann.de/nl/fender_mustang_tremarm.htm) I measured the parts: the tremolo arm is close to Ø5mm (around Ø4,95mm), the bridge hole is around Ø4,7mm. Is the hole size correct, or should it be Ø5mm? Or do I need a thinner arm? Hope someone can help me. Greetings, Willem
  3. Hi everyone. I'm having real problems with the trem on my Japanese jaguar. It started with a really ugly creaking sound which, after a bit of googling, seemed to be due to the spring being too loose or something. So, I tightened the screw below the hold button and thought I'd fixed it. Then I noticed a clacking sound because the moving part was hitting against the plate. So I loosened the screw. Now I'm moving between the two, and tightening or loosening leads to each of the problems reappearing. It is driving me MAD. Also, the hold switch is very loose and doesn't make any difference whether its forward or back. All in all, it's a complete nuisance and makes the thing all but unplayable. Do I have to remove the whole trem? If so, what am I looking for and how can I fix it? Any suggestions very gratefully received.
  4. I am in the process of putting a 70s Mustang together and am wondering if a new fender tremolo will fit, the part number is 0035566000. My only options if it does not fit is warmoth or eBay.
  5. I bought a new Sqiuer VM Jazzmaster, and found buzzing and crackling after using the tremolo. I sent it back to the shop. I received the guitar back yesterday, but the fault was not fixed. I checked the bridge to jack ground with a multi-meter and it was open circuit. I made a diagnostic fix by connecting a wire from the jack nut to one of the tremolo screws. (see attached) The static noise has gone completely. I found a diagram on the web showing a ground wire to the bridge posts.(attached) However, I am sure the ground wire is connected to the bridge post (top E), but the floating bridge loses ground when you use the tremolo. If you push the bridge forward or back the ground is good but the bridge shifts as you use the tremolo. THE CAUSE:- The guitar was set up as you would a Strat (no floating bridge), the bridge was lowered right down by the 2 adjusters at the sides. Then the string heights were set by each string adjuster. The bridge height adjuster on the earth side (top E) was not making good contact with ground. THE SOLUTION:- There are 2 screws which adjust bridge height, in the holes on each end of the bridge. They are adjusted with the tiny alan key. I raised the bridge by about 4mm. then lowered each string adjuster. The bridge now rocks smoothly as the tremolo is used, and the strings now stay grounded. JOB DONE.
  6. I couldnt find a decent video or forum post anywhere so i decided to post this and figure it out as i went along. you may ask why do this mod? increased sustain was what i was after and i was shocked to find it greatly increased after this mod. the hardest thing about this whole mod is removing the tremolo springs... i used a flat head screw driver and needle nose pliers for that. we will talk about washer sizes later in the post. things you will need : new strings, possibly needle nose pliers, 4 metal washers, philips head screw driver (5/32), flat head screw driver(any size) hex wrench (3/32) first start by removing all screws... ignore the two spring post in the photo This is where the hard part comes in. my only advice is using a flat head screw driver and pry them off the posts that way. or if you have no need for them ever again, use a saw or file to cut the springs off Here is everything you will need for the next step. i cannot stress this enough that you will need 4 washers, two on each post that used to connect the springs. one on each post isnt sufficient and will result in an non stable, still moving back and forward cigar tube. now put the posts back where they belong on the plate and add two washers on each post. washer size isnt important as long as they fit over the post and dont leave too much wiggle room between post and washer. at this point you will attach the cigar tube to the post. you will want to flip the tube in a way you can sting through the tube instead of having to wrap strings around it. the washers sit under the cigar tube and above the plate. so in between the two. you will use your hex key to tighten the posts to the tube and this will lock them tight and there will not be any movement what so ever! now you can put the unit back in place, attach it back to the body with your screws. strings will go through the tube like so. A side view of what it looks like between the bridge and cigar tube
  7. I've had a 65 reissue for some years now and have never been able to get the damn whammy bar out of the tremolo. I've unscrewed the side screw all the way out and yanked on the bar on several different occasions but have never seemed to make any progress. Does any one else have any experience with this?
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