Tremolo spring spec

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Tremolo spring spec

Postby sumlin » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:54 am

Hi all

I recently became the owner of a 66 MkV - it's a lovely guitar but I'm wondering if the tremolo spring is the correct spec. It seems to leave the arm very close to the tone/volume controls and hard to quickly grab at when playing.
Does anyone have the specs for the factory trem spring so I can compare?

I will change it out either way for a slightly taller spring to give me a bit more height and ease but it'd be nice to know what it would have come with in 1966.

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Re: Tremolo spring spec

Postby amoviebuff » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:24 am

You might check with Bob Shade of Hallmark Guitars. He may be able to sell you a compatible spring.
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Re: Tremolo spring spec

Postby LoveyX » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:44 am

Suggest checking with a shop that makes or sells springs, they may have a spring tester machine, and could measure the spring force.

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