'Raw Vintage' Brand Tremolo Springs

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by ChinaCatSunflower, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. ChinaCatSunflower

    ChinaCatSunflower Squier Talker

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    Oct 18, 2018
    USA
    It's about whatever it is that gives something its inherent preference for wanting to vibrate a certain frequencies and not others. I'm enjoying Raw Vintage's effort from reverse engineering great-sounding vintage Strat springs. They got all the variables dialed in nicely on their own vintage springs offering.

    I think Raw Vintage lists most of their spring specs on their site.
     
  2. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    The website was poorly written and not helpful at all.
     
  3. ChinaCatSunflower

    ChinaCatSunflower Squier Talker

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    Oct 18, 2018
    USA
    Perhaps I may help. I'm pulling this info off of this webpage...
    http://rawvintage.com/eng/item_springs.php
    each spring has 39 loops of 1.33mm wire, 8.66mm overall diameter, nickel plated.

    I have no affiliation with this company, other than being a satisfied customer.
     
  4. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    NYC
    No, if they're too tight they mess with the trem's ability to return to pitch. Mine are just preventing the bridge from sliding forward; they're not holding it down.
     
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  5. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    No length or details on the hook. Also... poorly written.
     
  6. ChinaCatSunflower

    ChinaCatSunflower Squier Talker

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    Oct 18, 2018
    USA
    It's OK! Nobody is expecting you to do an engineering analysis, my friend.
    The length of the coil section is 39 x 1.33mm.
     
  7. txflood

    txflood Squier-Meister

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    Dec 10, 2014
    North Carolina
    Can you give us more details on this?

    I have one Strat that I suspect the original owner replaced the springs and the feel is much lighter and more sensitive than any of my others. [​IMG]
     
  8. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    I have no information. Someone else said the "Raw Vintage" brand spring has 39 loops of 1.33mm wire, 8.66mm overall diameter, nickel plated. So you can check that. But I don't know what any other spring is sized at.