#1
Dunno if this is in the right place or not as I am relatively new to site, but I'm having a couple of minor problems...
I recently bought a mim fender strat, with a vintage style trem system. The bar is abit wobbly which is annoying, but the main problem is that I can't screw it all the way in. It just goes down further and further until it hits the tone knobs and gets stuck. I bought it second hand so I wonder if it's a replacement bar that is actually the wrong size?
Anyone have any thoughts as to what the problem might be? thanks
#2
you mean the only problem is that the whammy bar does not screw all the way down?

if that is the case you can:

1. wrap some tape (special thread tape, not what is laying around the house) around the thread.

2. Stick a small end of a toothpick in the hole first while you wind your bar down.


Otherwise, post in the Electric Guitar forum as that is where the 'experts' are.

#3
Ah-ha, thanks will try that. Didn't know if the electric guitar forum was talking about models or something haha. Cheers, will try those techniques