MIM high mass bridge upgrade. 19.99

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by Tool, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Tool

    Tool Squier Talker

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    Read great views other than the saddles. What ideal saddle is recommended for these?....going in a SE. Can the block be changed to steel or does it really matter?
     
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  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    The Fender MIM Standard big block trem? They are great.....and so are the saddles.....no need to change them.....would drop right into an SE, just keep and re-use your claw/springs and you'll need a new trem arm too for this new bridge......

    It's more the mass of the block than what metal it's made of - no need to change to steel.....
     
  3. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

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    I use these in all my full body Squiers. Perfect fit. Can't go wrong with them. Use as-is ... drop 'em in, screw 'em down, and let 'er rip. :)
     
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  4. BT224

    BT224 Squier-Meister

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    Is the MIM different than the MIA?
     
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  5. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Yes, the MIA American Standard is a totally different tremolo bridge with 2 point mounting, 56mm spacing......

    To upgrade most full thickness body 6 screw trem modern Squier Strats, the MIM is the one to use.....
     
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  6. ToneChaser77

    ToneChaser77 Squier-Nut

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    Yes. Newer MIA is two post design and the vintage style americans have a different string spacing and thus different screw placement.
     
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  7. BT224

    BT224 Squier-Meister

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    Thanks, always wondered.
     
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  8. Tool

    Tool Squier Talker

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    Yes thats the one..i dont use the trem arm. Any differences in tone with 3 or 5 springs? Wonder why all i ever see is 3 on guitars
     
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  9. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    If you don't use the trem arm and don't float your bridge, it's not worth upgrading from your SE bridge at all.....keep the stock one....

    The resonance is instead gained because of hard contact with the body....so there's no need to use a bigger block......
     
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  10. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

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    And on the other hand my new MIM Players Series Strat has the two point trem. First guitar I have had with that and really like it better.
     
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  11. Tool

    Tool Squier Talker

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  12. Tool

    Tool Squier Talker

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    Ive never seen a bad neck pocket. This must be it
     
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  13. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    SE neck pockets are usually always like this...it's not an issue.....
     
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  14. Ricky3Fingerd

    Ricky3Fingerd Squier-Nut

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  15. Tool

    Tool Squier Talker

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  16. Ricky3Fingerd

    Ricky3Fingerd Squier-Nut

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    Np. Honestly the block and plate and arm are great. The saddles are the bent steel ones and one stripped almost immediately. Under very little tension. So it is 36 plus another 12 for stainless saddles so maybe not as good a value. Steel though.
     
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