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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:57 pm    Post subject: This just fell out of my Strat Reply with quote



I've a feeling that it came out of where the reverb handle goes but I'm not sure. It's very stiff, as in not very springy, and I don't recognise it from taking a guitar, specifically a Strat apart.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen them used to keep some preload on the trem arm, could be from that.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pre load? I did unscrew the arm tonight for the first time since putting it in.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep they are designed to stop the trem arm being floppy when you screw it in.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of Strat? Can't imagine there being a spring in the socket where the arm screws in...but some of the pop-in arms have a screw to adjust how tight the the arm is in the socket, i.e. whether it just spins around or if it's held in place. And I think they are spring loaded. Never seen that with a screw-in arm, since theoretically you should be able to just screw the arm in more if you want to keep it from spinning, but you never know.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a '60s Roadworn.

I suppose it's so there's less chance of fucking up the thread? So I can just drop it back in when I screw the arm back in?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I don't know when it became standard but it's supposed to load up the arm to stop it flopping. When you buy the guitar there's a little sticker over the hole. I took mine out and put it in a bag for safe keeping. The guy in Guitar Village said if you lose it you can use an eraser from one of those plastic propelling pencils.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, now the sticker makes sense. Thanks guys!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huh, learn something new every day! Surprised those aren't fastened in there somehow.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye... Reverb handle spring had one in me burns cobra.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BobArsecake wrote:
Ah, now the sticker makes sense.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What the hell is a reverb handle?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the handle for the reverb dood keep up
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, tone is all in the reverb handle.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting.... And it all still works? Fuck it.. Play the shit out that bitch anyway... Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YuriK wrote:
Yeah, tone is all in the reverb handle.

Naw, it's mojo. Tone is in the fingers. Lose your reverb handle and you will lose all your mojo, loose your fingers and you will lose all the tone. But an tone makes no sense without an mojo and vice versa. So keep dam both.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye, my secret weapon those springs - I love them. They sit under the reverb handle, so you can tension it how you like it, and find the handle where you leave it (unless you like it floppy). If you're not using it, bag it up (and shame on you for missing half the fun of the strat). If you are using it, dip it in vaseline before dropping it back in - stops it seizing in the threads, and also tacks it in so it doesn't fall out.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
If you're not using it, bag it up (and shame on you for missing half the fun of the strat).
When I were a lad, we didn't have fancy things like springs. Kids today, they don't know what it's like to find you've accidentally caught your Strat-o-caster's reverb handle on your jack plug and put the whole guitar out of tune in the middle of a song.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JJLipton wrote:
What the hell is a reverb handle?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
YuriK wrote:
Yeah, tone is all in the reverb handle.

Naw, it's mojo. Tone is in the fingers. Lose your reverb handle and you will lose all your mojo, loose your fingers and you will lose all the tone. But an tone makes no sense without an mojo and vice versa. So keep dam both.


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