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Custom Manufactured Stainless Steel 'Drop Trem' Strat® Tremolo Arms

Custom designed and manufactured tremolo arm for genuine Fender® Strat® tremolo bridges that accept a screw-in tremolo arm.

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. This drop is NOT referring to any relationship between the tremolo arm tip-to-pickguard distance.

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.

All of our tremolo arms are designed around a free-floating bridge setup to create their proper tip-to-pickguard distance. To effectively use any of our shortened tremolo arms your bridge must be setup as free-floating.

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. 

If you have one of those half-thickness tremolo blocks on your import bridge then our custom tremolo arms won't have the proper bend angle for that style of bridge, those bridges accept the tremolo arm into the block at a 10 degree different angle than the typical Strat tremolo bridge.  You can confirm this by the removal of the back plate on your Strat and looking at the bottom of your tremolo block where the tremolo tension springs clip on, the tremolo block will only be 1/4" thick and that is not what you want to see, so don't purchase one of these tremolo arms for that bridge.

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.

Each of these tremolo arms are custom manufactured for each order, so give us 1-5 days to get your tremolo arm complete.

83°, 56° 

Custom Fabricated Drop Trem Stainless Steel Stratocaster Tremolo Arms

Custom Fabricated Drop Trem Stainless Steel Stratocaster Tremolo Arms
The above photograph shows the 5
¼" Intermediate Length "Drop Trem" tremolo arm.

Plastic Tremolo Arm Tip Colors
Tremolo Arm Length:
Attachment Threading:
Plastic Tip Color:

Vintage Cream most closely approximates Fender's Aged White, it's not an exact match, but it's the closest.
Price: $21.00

IMPORTANT:  All tremolo arms 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.  If you fail to install your tremolo arm correctly you will eventually experience failure of the tremolo arm.


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