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    Quote Originally Posted by Steenamaroo View Post
    Just checking I didn't make it up! :P
    I think I remember some buyer's guide saying to make sure to ask for the spring because they often come without.
    Thats pretty cool...I recall reading why the brand new ones have the sticker over the hole to keep the spring in..but I didnt recall why the spring was there. Interesting tiny detail of the Fender tremlo bar design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolCat View Post
    Thats pretty cool...I recall reading why the brand new ones have the sticker over the hole to keep the spring in..but I didnt recall why the spring was there. Interesting tiny detail of the Fender tremlo bar design.
    Hey, that reminded me... now I do recall from a visit a few months back I saw several Strats or Strat-likes on the wall which had their holes taped over - not all, just a handful. I can't recall if they were Fenders, Ernie Balls or Squiers..

    Mine had no tape.

    I'll check that out next visit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolCat View Post
    Thats pretty cool...I recall reading why the brand new ones have the sticker over the hole to keep the spring in..but I didnt recall why the spring was there. Interesting tiny detail of the Fender tremlo bar design.
    FYI. I sent an email to Fender support about the 50's Classic model and whether it should have had a spring. Here's the [edited] reply.

    Jul 6, 08:55 MST

    Hi KA,
    Yes that guitar should have came with trem arm springs. ...
    "... I know in the mornin' that it's gonna be good
    when I stick out my elbows and they don't bump wood." - Bill Kirchen

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith.rogers View Post
    FYI. I sent an email to Fender support about the 50's Classic model and whether it should have had a spring. Here's the [edited] reply.

    Jul 6, 08:55 MST

    Hi KA,
    Yes that guitar should have came with trem arm springs. ...
    Now, the way that response is phrased, I wonder if they're referring to the (long) bridge plate tension springs.. not the (small) tremolo arm tension spring. Just guessing since their word "springs" is plural.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spantini View Post
    Now, the way that response is phrased, I wonder if they're referring to the (long) bridge plate tension springs.. not the (small) tremolo arm tension spring. Just guessing since their word "springs" is plural.
    Well, I was pretty clear in my email [to Fender] that the thread here was about "whether there should be a spring in the tremolo arm's threaded socket" (quote from my email), and so I think their reply was about that. If you get the big springs, try again .
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith.rogers View Post
    Well, I was pretty clear in my email [to Fender] that the thread here was about "whether there should be a spring in the tremolo arm's threaded socket" (quote from my email), and so I think their reply was about that. If you get the big springs, try again .
    That's good enough for me

    If it ever stops raining here I'll take it back to GC and 'splain the situation - they're always cooperative. They'll probably throw in a new Fender Bass combo amp for my troubles..
    or well.. maybe just the spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spantini View Post
    That's good enough for me

    If it ever stops raining here I'll take it back to GC and 'splain the situation - they're always cooperative. They'll probably throw in a new Fender Bass combo amp for my troubles..
    or well.. maybe just the spring.
    Yeah, they'll take it out of the next customer's guitar is the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith.rogers View Post
    Yeah, they'll take it out of the next customer's guitar is the problem.
    I really wouldn't want that to happen. If they're just gonna rob the next guy I'll contact Fender for one.

    They have this small counter in the corner where they do small repairs - they pulled my trem arm from under that counter.. maybe they keep the springs there too.
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