It is currently Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:11 am

All times are UTC - 7 hours



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 29 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Whammy bar install on new strat
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:55 am 
Offline
Hobbyist
Hobbyist

Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:21 am
Posts: 17
I apologize for the newbie questions, but I just bought a new American Standard HSS Strat and would like to attach the whammy bar. The manuals included with the guitar don't cover the subject. Do I just screw it in until it can't go in any further?

Secondly, the hole for the bar was covered with a silver sticker. After I took it off I noticed a small black spring on the floor. Does that spring go in the hole prior to the installation of the whammy bar?

Please help, as I can't wait to crank this sucker up!!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:01 am 
Offline
Rock Icon
Rock Icon
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:08 am
Posts: 9034
Location: Louisiana
Yes, put the spring back in the hole and screw in until it will stay where you want it. Not to tight. :)
Sorry. Welcome to the forum!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:06 am 
Offline
Hobbyist
Hobbyist

Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:21 am
Posts: 17
Great, thanks very much for the reply and the welcome. Just to clarify - - I should screw it in until the bar lays flat across the body? The only reason that I ask is because if I screw it in all the way it is in a weird position. This is my first REAL guitar so I would like to be careful with it. I also can't stop looking at it - - is that normal?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:09 am 
Offline
Rock Icon
Rock Icon
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:08 am
Posts: 9034
Location: Louisiana
No, don't screw it in all the way just far enough so that it will stay put where you want it and can be easily moved in any direction. Yes, looking at it is normal. :wink:

ps. Don't store your guitar in your case with the whammy bar installed. Leave the screw in the hole and put that tape back on the hole so you won't loose the spring.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:00 am 
Offline
Hobbyist
Hobbyist

Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:21 am
Posts: 17
Thanks again for your prompt replies. Also, thanks very much for the storage tip - - I never would have known that if you hadn't pointed it out. One of these days I will have to post some pics of my new baby because, frankly, it is gorgeous.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:05 am 
Offline
Rock Icon
Rock Icon
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:08 am
Posts: 9034
Location: Louisiana
We always welcome and look forward to new pictures!! 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:17 am 
Offline
Aspiring Musician
Aspiring Musician
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:12 pm
Posts: 600
Location: Central New Jersey
FWIW, I decided to keep the bar off. Too much trouble to worry about losing the spring and I don't think I'll really use the bar anyway.

Who uses their bar?

_________________
http://www.bluesrepublic.org/

2008 Fender American Stratocaster
2008 Fender Deluxe Telecaster
Fender Power Jazz Bass Special 1987 (MIJ)
Egnater Renegade Head
Egnater Tourmaster 2x12 cab


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:20 am 
Offline
Rock Icon
Rock Icon
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:57 am
Posts: 13020
Location: Peckham: where the snow leopards roam
Connic01 wrote:
Thanks again for your prompt replies. Also, thanks very much for the storage tip - - I never would have known that if you hadn't pointed it out. One of these days I will have to post some pics of my new baby because, frankly, it is gorgeous.


Hi Connic01: welcome to the Forum. Don't wait around - post those pics immediately so's we can all gaze at your guitar too!

:D - C


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:19 pm 
Offline
Aspiring Musician
Aspiring Musician

Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:25 pm
Posts: 480
fhopkins wrote:
Don't store your guitar in your case with the whammy bar installed. Leave the screw in the hole and put that tape back on the hole so you won't loose the spring.


You can certainly store your guitar in the case with the bar installed.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:28 pm 
Offline
Rock Icon
Rock Icon
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:08 am
Posts: 9034
Location: Louisiana
357mag wrote:
fhopkins wrote:
Don't store your guitar in your case with the whammy bar installed. Leave the screw in the hole and put that tape back on the hole so you won't loose the spring.


You can certainly store your guitar in the case with the bar installed.

Yes you can but I would not. Why would you want pressure constantly pushing down on your trem springs? Not to mention storing your strings out of tune. But you certainly can. :? I guess you can set the bar facing your bottom strap button. Tell me why you would do it. Thanks! :)


Last edited by fhopkins on Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:32 pm 
Offline
Aspiring Musician
Aspiring Musician

Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:25 pm
Posts: 480
fhopkins wrote:
357mag wrote:
fhopkins wrote:
Don't store your guitar in your case with the whammy bar installed. Leave the screw in the hole and put that tape back on the hole so you won't loose the spring.


You can certainly store your guitar in the case with the bar installed.

Yes you can but I would not. Why would you want pressure constantly pushing down on your trim springs? Not to mention storing your strings out of tune. But you certainly can. :?


Change the orientation of the bar so there will be no pressure on anything. It's not a problem.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:47 pm 
Offline
Rock Icon
Rock Icon
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:57 am
Posts: 13020
Location: Peckham: where the snow leopards roam
Would sure as heck hurt my Strats to close the lid on 'em with the whammy in place. It takes me a good seven or eight seconds to remove that bar and stick a little bit of tape over the hole to keep the spring in place.

I guess that must add up to many minutes of my life all together - but time well spent.

Anyway: Hop, there's pics posted with you in mind on the T-shirt thread...

:wink: - C


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:52 pm 
Offline
Rock Icon
Rock Icon
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:08 am
Posts: 9034
Location: Louisiana
Ceri wrote:
Would sure as heck hurt my Strats to close the lid on 'em with the whammy in place.

Anyway: Hop, there's pics posted with you in mind on the T-shirt thread...

:wink: - C


Okay Ceri, I'm going to look at them! Thanks :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:48 pm 
Offline
Hobbyist
Hobbyist

Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:21 am
Posts: 17
Thanks, everyone for your input here. This is the kind of stuff that Fender needs to put in their manuals.

Anyway, I attached the whammy bar and played around with it for awhile. It sounded cool, but actually seemed to be in the way and a bit of a bother.
HOWEVER, before I cause dissention with the whammy bar crowd, let me state that I am a self-teaching beginner just learning chords, so ANYTHING would be a distraction at this point. Once I start really shredding maybe the whammy bar will go back on. Luckily I had the little silver sticker that came with the Strat, so I removed the bar and plugged the hole so I wouldn't lose the spring. Just in case, does anyone know if Fender has the spring as an aftermarket item?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Whammy bar install on new strat
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:13 pm 
Offline
Hobbyist
Hobbyist

Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:13 pm
Posts: 10
(Yes, put the spring back in the hole and screw in until it will stay where you want it. Not to tight.
Sorry. Welcome to the forum!)

Ok I'm confused here. I just got my 2012 American Standard in today and I can't figure on how my whammy bar goes in. It's supposed to be a pop in. For the life of me I can't just pop it in. Don't quite understand what you guy's are talking about when you say " Just screw it in" All my other strats just screw in, but not my new one. I'm a big guy and I've tried pushing it , but it doesn't pop in. I do want to say thanks as far as the spring goes, because I didn't see it fall to the floor when I took off the sticker. Luckily it was still where it fell on the floor and I was able to find it.
I'm no beginner here I'v been playing for at least 28 years and I'm purplexed at best. Don't know why Fender didn't send directions with the guitar on this issue. Nothing on the websight either. Please advise ?? :? :?

_________________
Thanks Ron
1991 American Standard Stratocaster SSS
2012 American Standard Startocaster HSS
2002 MIM Standard Stratocaster HSS
1999 Squier Affinity sratocaster HSS
2006 Gibson Premium Plus Studio Les Paul
2007 Ibanez Prestige Rg1570
2007 Peavey EXP HP


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 29 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 7 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group