strat trem / bridge compatibility

grackle

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So, the warmoth strat trem routing options include American Standard, Gotoh 510 and Wilkinson VS100 (and then some floyd rose options).

The Gotoh 510 looks a lot like the Am Std but with slightly larger posts and a bigger route for the bridge itself. These two are not interchangeable, correct?

Are the other, oem fender 2-post treams generally interchangeable? Say I have a 2021 Player series that I want to swap the trem to match my 2000 Am Std. Does this trem work in both? https://warmoth.com/index.php/hardw...ges/strat-style-trems/fender-american-tremolo

For that matter... Are all the current OEM 2 post fenders (2-7/32") interchangeable w/ the Am Std trem? Is it just a matter of the vintage/modern look and string spacing?
 

stratamania

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The Gotoh 510 looks a lot like the Am Std but with slightly larger posts and a bigger route for the bridge itself. These two are not interchangeable, correct?

Not quite correct. A Gotoh 510 can fit into an American Standard rout, but some adjustment of removing a little wood with a file needs to be made so that its tremolo collar can fit.

An American standard would fit into a Gotoh 510 rout with some space to spare.

The studs for both are different, but one would work on the other.

Though, as the routs are available for either, it would make sense to get the rout for the type of bridge you intend to use.

Are the other, oem fender 2-post treams generally interchangeable? Say I have a 2021 Player series that I want to swap the trem to match my 2000 Am Std. Does this trem work in both? https://warmoth.com/index.php/hardw...ges/strat-style-trems/fender-american-tremolo

Yes, that should work.

For that matter... Are all the current OEM 2 post fenders (2-7/32") interchangeable w/ the Am Std trem? Is it just a matter of the vintage/modern look and string spacing?

All the current OEM is quite a broad statement, though all trems that are made to fit the Fender 2 post system as supplied or sold as replacement equipment for the purpose will be compatible. Though, you need to look at specification sheets etc to confirm each individual case.

The above advice is best-effort and comes with the caveat that you need to check each device and measurements for yourself.
 
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