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Old 10-22-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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Issue with the hardware in my Fender Strat.

I recently noticed that the tremolo in my Strat was sitting higher against the body than it is supposed to. The tremolo is a copy of the Fender FreeFlyte system, so the bridge itself is held in place by the tension of the strings against a bolted-in saddle-type support that sits above the tremolo. I took off the pick guard to figure out what was going on, and sure enough, the housing that the saddle bolts into had been stressed heavily. While it looks like the housing for the screws was originally bored straight into the body, they now sit at an angle, causing the shift in the tremolo. I will take pics of my own when I get home from work, but you can see the innards of the guitar model here in the third pic:


I tried using gorilla glue to hold the housing in place, but that did not work. I was thinking about using liquid concrete next, but I figured I would check with others before doing something that might permanently damage the body.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
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I have fixed TOM stlye bridges with epoxy, fill the space with it and make sure that the post is straight.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:36 PM   #3
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I'll look into epoxy some more. By the bit I'm reading, it sounds like this could be a fix.
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