#1
I keep braking my whammy bar ( so far I've broken it twice ) now i have to pay money to get the shop to take it out. Should i switch bridges? is there somethin wrong with my setting, or am i just monstrous when i use my whammy
#2
Is it a screw in strat style or is it a pop in style?
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#3
What kind of a tremelo bridge is it? It's likely that the bridge is just not of..the utmost quality.

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#5
Quote by jackson001
Is it a screw in strat style or is it a pop in style?


its a mexican so theres no fancy two point pivot, pop in bridges.
#6
if you have a screw type whammy bar its 100% you!!!, chill out. if its another kind then i dunno.
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Sweep picking if i could actually get faster at it. But overall . . everything. Every technique in guitar playing is worth learning or playing. Nice thread by the way
#7
is it a Made in Mexico Strat? If yes, maybe the springs under the back plate are too tight.. or the screws on the bridge (where the bidge pivots) are too tight..

In both cases, it makes you pushing too hard on the bar

I could be wrong though..
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#9
Quote by tennisace
how do you know if its from mexico or not?


1. its half as cheap as the one from america

2. it says on the headstock
#10
it's written on the headstock
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Ibanez S520EX
Fender American Stratocaster
Epiphone Les Paul w/ Killswitch
Fender 12-string Acoustic
Fender Champion300 (to be changed soon to a Tube Amp)
Ibanez TS-9 Overdrive pedal
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#11
Quote by Callaham Vintage Guitars
Note on Tremolo Arms: The #1 breaker of tremolo arms is the spring Fender puts inside their blocks. Do NOT use this spring. If your arm has too much play, wrap it with teflon tape. The spring will cause the threads to gall and lock up. The 2nd reason for broken arms is trying to thread the arm in too far. Our arms fit our blocks with little or no play. Fender arms do not. If you keep trying to thread any arm past thread length, the block will try to cut additional threads. This will create a tremendous stress raiser and cause the arm to fail at the top thread cut by the block. The arm should be positioned 1 turn from bottoming out. Again use teflon tape to take out play, do not keep threading the arm down. Our blocks and arms should get a drop of oil every so often because of the closeness of the fit. Of course the best way to avoid a broken arm is to use our enhanced block with our virtual pop-in arm.


Does that sound like your problem?
#12
I snapped my Johnson's whammy bar in half doing that Herman Li thing where he picks it up by the tremolo. I really don't care, it was $120. But towards the topic I think you may be monterous, that's my problem.
#14
Standard strats are made in mexico (the factory is actually about 150 miles from the american plant fwiw)

American strats ("made in america" on the headstock, flag stickers in the store) are made in Corona, California.