Can you put a whammy bar on a Stratocaster?
If you have a Fender Telecaster or Stratocaster, you’ll be better off letting the music store fit the whammy bar. Many whammy bars look the same, but come in different sizes and fits. For example, a Les Paul might look the same as a Gretsch model, but installing a whammy bar is different for the two.
Are all Fender tremolo arms the same?
Your typical import genuine Fender® Strat’s® (MIM & MIJ) that accept a screw-in tremolo arm are metric 5mm (M5 x 0.8). Typically a genuine Fender production American Strat 10-32 tremolo arm threads will be in the 0.182″ to 0.185″ diameter range and the 5mm threads will be in the 0.188″ to 0.195″ diameter range.
What kind of tremolo does a Strat have?
Others like to define a non-floating vibrato as a vibrato where the bridge does not move when you engage the bar. By this definition, many tremolo systems such as the Bigsby and Fender Jazzmaster are non-floating vibratos, while Strat-style and Floyd Rose are floating.
How do you shorten a tremolo arm?
If you want to shorten the bar, you could either bend it at the bend a little more. Or you could just cut a chunk off the end, and file it to get rid of any sharp edges. To get more sustain, you’ll probably need a bigger trem block.
Can a whammy bar be installed on any guitar?
All tremolo systems have their quirks, whether you use a Bigsby, Floyd Rose, two-point synchronized, floating or what have you. But a new system says it can deliver perfect tuning and accurate pitch bends on any electric…or acoustic, for that matter.
Are all tremolo arms universal?
It’s all in the design of the tremolo system and its requirements. The unbent rod can be anywhere between 7.5 inches and 8.5 overall for guitar tremolos and up to 12” for bass tremolos. The butt end can be either square or rounded, threaded or grooved. The arm diameter can be 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm or 3/16”, 7/32” or .
Do Strats have a floating tremolo?
There are three possible configurations of the Stratocaster Tremolo: Floating, Decked, and Blocked. Floating the trem allows the bridge to be pushed down which loosens the string tension, and pulled up which tightens the string tension. Decking the trem allows for the bridge to only be pushed down.
What tremolo does fender use?
Fender two-point synchronized tremolo Currently, the Fender two-point system is their standard and most popular design.
Why do some electric guitars not have a whammy bar?
There are many reasons: 1: It makes maintenance much more complicated for a beginner. 2: It is absolutely nonessential, even for a rock/metal player. 3: A fixed-bridge guitar will be more versatile for you right now (you’ll be able to change tunings quickly and try out different gauge strings without a full setup).