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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 only that accept a screw-in tremolo arm, NOT Squier®.  Fabricated from precision centerless ground 303 stainless steel which produces a satin silver finish.

These tremolo arms are NOT designed for any of the Squier® Strat's®, so DO NOT purchase for any Squier®.  These tremolo arms will NOT work with any Strat that accepts a pop-in tremolo arm such as the American Deluxe, Elite, Ultra or Pro Strat, none of those 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.

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 tremolo arms your bridge must be setup as free-floating with the back underside edge of the bridge plate up off the body by 1/8".

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®.  The precision ground finish provides a smooth satin finish.  They are not chrome plated. 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 the 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:

  •  4¼"  Short Length.
  •  5¼"  Intermediate Length.
  •  6"     Standard 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 - American Strat® that accepts a 10-32 threaded screw-in tremolo arm.
  • Metric 5mm - Import Strat's; Mexican and Japanese Strat's® that accept the M5 x 0.8 threaded screw-in tremolo arm, NOT Squier's®.

If you have a genuine Fender tremolo bridge and are unsure as to the correct attachment threading in your bridge read our article on how to determine your tremolo arm attachment threading before ordering. These tremolo arms are not designed for Squier's or any aftermarket or non-Fender tremolo bridges.

The tip end of the tremolo arm is threaded to accept one of our screw-on plastic tips which are available in six different colors; black, cream, vintage cream, mint green, parchment or white.  The plastic tip color you are selecting is supposed to match your "Accessories" which are your tremolo arm tip, switch tip, knobs and pickup covers, so select a plastic tip color that most closely matches your accessories, you are not trying to match the tremolo arm tip with your pickguard color, that is incorrect. Genuine Fender tremolo arm tips are slightly too small to fit the 5mm tremolo arms, however the tips can be reamed out by about 0.010" and then they will fit.

These tremolo arms are custom manufactured for each order, they do not qualify for return, exchange or refund. Give us up to 14 days to get your tremolo arm fabricated.

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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.

Custom Fabricated Drop Trem Stainless Steel Stratocaster Tremolo Arms
The above photograph shows the 4
¼" Intermediate Length "Drop Trem" tremolo arm.

Plastic Tremolo Arm Tip Colors

Select Your Tremolo Arm Options

Tremolo Arm Length:
Attachment Threading:
Plastic Tip Color:   Vintage Cream is the closest similar color to Fender's Aged White.
Price: $25.00 Each  This "Drop Trem" tremolo arm is only available in right handed versions.

If you are purchasing this screw-in tremolo arm we expect you to read this article.

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 6-8 more turns or 1/4" below the surface of the bridge plate.  If you do not install your tremolo arm completely as described, you will break your tremolo arm.  Do not use any tremolo arm tension spring that drops down into the tremolo block before you screw in the tremolo arm, this will cause you to break your tremolo arm prematurely.


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