#1
So apparently, after trying to replace the rusty trem mounting screws, I bent the trem plate to the point where it won't sit flat anymore and wont hold tuning when floating. So I need some help finding a replacement trem.

It's a 2006 Squier Strat Affinity, 6 hole vintage trem. I know that I need a import spaced trem, cause when I ordered my saddles I had to get import spaced, so I'm not sure what exactly to get.

GFS has some nice trems at a good price, I like the Wilkinson style trem, but I'm wondering if its the right spacing, or if it's good quality, and I'm wondering if my GFS import spaced brass trem block will fit it.

Any recommendations?

Oh, and please don't tell me to buy a new guitar, I like my Squier, I like the way it feels, and I've put to much money into it to just start over.
#2
well. i got one of the black trems from guitar fetish and its good and everything but the screw spacing was wrong.... and i ordered what i had(inported) so i had to do a lil change and drill a new hole but it intonated fine and seems like it is doing fine so far.
#4
I've upgraded the bridges of a bunch of Affinity Strats using the Fender MIM Strat Standard bridge. It has the slightly smaller string spacing compared to the MIA or MIJ Strats or the MIM RIs. Make sure to get those from 2007 or later since those come with the heftier trem block. The 6 screw holes of the vintage style bridge will line up perfectly with your Affinity.

The Used bridge can be had for a lot less on eBay versus going to GC.

#5
I checked out the MIM trem, and it looks like a good replacement, but not much of an upgrade, looking more closely at my trem plate, it looks like it has a copper color underneath the chrome, so I'm assuming it's made of a soft metal, like brass, or bronze, or some other random metal.

I'm looking at this Wilkinson style trem and says fits ALL strats? I would prefer this trem, but idk if it's the right spacing for an import guitar.
http://www.guitarfetish.com/Gloss-Black-Wilkinson-Stainless-Saddle-trem-Fits-ALL-Strats_p_375.html

And then I have this choice as a standard replacement:
http://www.guitarfetish.com/Vintage-Tremolo-fits-Mexican-Korean-Chinese-made-guitars_p_844.html
#6
im looking at the wilkinson trem from gfs too. i have a squire, and just put in one of they're prewired pickguards. has the ts gotten the bridge yet (id hope so, seeing how old this thread is)?
#7
I'd recommend the Wilkinson Trem, make sure the ones on GFS are the genuine ones, rather than the licensed ones as they are apparently different quality - you want one with a steel block.

Have a look here http://www.axesrus.com/axehardware.htm#ModernStrat

They have the critical measurements for the different models so you can see the one that is a best fit for your guitar.
#8
Quote by mark_wuk
I'd recommend the Wilkinson Trem, make sure the ones on GFS are the genuine ones, rather than the licensed ones as they are apparently different quality - you want one with a steel block.

Have a look here http://www.axesrus.com/axehardware.htm#ModernStrat

They have the critical measurements for the different models so you can see the one that is a best fit for your guitar.

for $50, they cant be the real ones, but they cant be too much different and have to be better than the stock squire bridge.
Last edited by plexi123 at Dec 25, 2010,
#9
Quote by ethan_hanus
I checked out the MIM trem, and it looks like a good replacement, but not much of an upgrade, looking more closely at my trem plate, it looks like it has a copper color underneath the chrome, so I'm assuming it's made of a soft metal, like brass, or bronze, or some other random metal.

I'm looking at this Wilkinson style trem and says fits ALL strats? I would prefer this trem, but idk if it's the right spacing for an import guitar.
http://www.guitarfetish.com/Gloss-Black-Wilkinson-Stainless-Saddle-trem-Fits-ALL-Strats_p_375.html

And then I have this choice as a standard replacement:
http://www.guitarfetish.com/Vintage-Tremolo-fits-Mexican-Korean-Chinese-made-guitars_p_844.html


the second one I have experience with. it's decently solid if you put it on right. I'm not sure about spacing. it isn't the best quality but it'll surely get you by. you probably would do a good job, it's simple to put on. it's an allright little trem.
#10
Gotoh Wilkinson. $95, but well worth the price! very solid piece of gear.
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