What to do Cannot get trem arms to fit

jerryjg

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Well, Ive assembled , oh, I guess 5 or 6 Warmoth Guitars ( well and also  ive gone over to the dark side USACG haha) , and I've put vintage brass trems of unknown origin ( probably old Mity mite and Dimarzios) on most of them. They are Strat style 6 point trems.
I just cannot get any screw in arms to fit- niether Fender vintage or std or mexican.
Ive been thinking maybe I could get a standard size thats bigger than the hole, and then Tap and die the block? Anyone have any experience with this problem? thanks
 

stubhead

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Can you take either the bridge, or the whole guitar, to a really good hardware store? They'll have a big aisle of all the different sized bolts, and you can at least find out what size and threads you're looking for. This won't be an Ace Hardware - rather, the place where the contractors go and crusty old guys who mumble, yet know everything.... you've probably got a metric hole, but it could be 5mm, 5.3mm, 6mm or god knows what-all else. I bought up a few 5mm bolts for mine and I've been tempted to try to invent some king of Korn-ian palm pedal.
 
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