Re: Broken tremelo bar inside 76 fender Stratocaster?

Posted by Mike Eastwell on Mon, 03/03/03 - 07:01:31.

: I've broken down the tail piece and tried to drill and tap the part of the tremelo remaining inside. The broken piece is high temper steel and the tail piece is aluminum. The more I try the more I am destroying the threads? Got any Ideas?
: Jack


I have just managed to do this on my 80s standard strat. I filed the end of a small screwdriver square, inserted it in the hole,pressed down hard, to help the screwdriver to grip on the rough broken end of the tremelo arm. Applying this pressure I found I could unscrew the broken piece. Worked for me anyway!
Hope this helps

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