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Item # 4027DT Custom Designed / Manufactured Stainless Steel ' DROP TREM ' Tremolo Arms For Strat's®

This new style tremolo arm is an off-shoot of our original "EZ-Trem" but we find this version a bit more attractive visually yet performs the same with it's unique "drop down" design.

Featured here is a unique new design for a Strat® tremolo arm; The "Drop Trem".  As you already know, when in use, the standard Strat® tremolo arm comes straight toward the neck as it comes up and out of the bridge, with the "Drop Trem" design it drops down at an angle" before turning and coming back toward the neck (as depicted in the photo to the right and below).  This in effect lowers the tremolo arm and places it in a more forward and natural angle within the hand when swung into the playing position.

The "Drop Trem" design is very comfortable for those that like to hold or rest the tremolo arm in their hand while playing, it also  facilitates palm muting of the strings with ease.  You will find that the "Drop Trem" tremolo arm is a unique improvement over the standard or traditional Strat® tremolo arm style.

Our "Drop Trem" is at it's best when your bridge is set up as "Free Floating". With a free floating bridge setup very subtle and accurate tremolo effect can be achieved quite effectively.

Each of our "Drop Trem" tremolo arms are custom manufactured by hand from Precision Ground 303 Stainless Steel in three lengths for the Fender® Stratocaster® style of guitars.  The Precision Ground finish provides a very smooth and clean appearance.  The 303 grade of stainless steel offers strength, durability and excellent machinability to produce clean accurate threading.  The "Drop Trem" tremolo arms are threaded at the attachment end in either American UNF 10-32 or Metric 5mm threading, they are also threaded on the tip end to accept standard plastic tips.  The "Drop Trem" is manufactured for right handed guitars only. 

We Offer The 'Drop Trem' In Three Lengths:

  • Shortened 4¼" Length (Most popular)
  • Intermediate 5¼" Length.
  • Standard 6" Length.

Lengths are measured from the center of the first bend as it comes up and out of the tremolo block to the tip. 

Available In Two Attachment Threading's

  • 10-32 - Just about any American Strat® that uses a screw-in tremolo arm.
  • Metric 5mm - Mexican, Japanese and Some Squire® Strat's®.

If you have a genuine Fender tremolo bridge and are unsure as to the exact attachment threading in your bridge email us before ordering.  If you have a non-Fender tremolo bridge contact the manufacturer.

As depicted to the right, we offer six different colored plastic tips to choose from.  The choices are black, cream, vintage cream, mint green, parchment or white.

83°, 56° 

Custom Stainless Steel Stratocaster Tremolo Arms

The above photograph shows the 4
¼" Short Length "Drop Trem" tremolo arm.

The above photograph shows the 5¼" Intermediate Length "Drop Trem" tremolo arm.

Tremolo Arm Length:
Threading Type:
Tip Color:
Price: $20.00

NOTE:  All tremolo arms (not just ours) must be screwed completely into the tremolo block all the way until it stops to a point where the last of the threaded portion goes at least 1/4" below the surface of the bridge plate.  Do not use the 099-4931-000 tremolo arm tension spring, they are a common cause of tremolo arm failure, they prevent the tremolo arm from being screwed all the way in.  If you fail to install your tremolo arm completely you will eventually experience failure of the tremolo arm.


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