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    Question Dumb Question of the Day - Trem Arm Spring?

    On a Strat, you put a spring in the trem hole before screwing in the trem arm. Does the PRS trem have a similar spring? I've owned more PRS guitars than I can count and I never once thought about this until last night when I found a spring on the floor after changing the strings on my CU22. It might have been an extra spring that I knocked off my workbench but now I really wonder. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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    Plank Spanker justmund's Avatar
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    I've never heard of it and it would be counter intuitive since a PRS trem arm is a friction fit/push in only arm. If there was a spring in there it would push the trem arm out.

    I've been wrong before though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justmund View Post
    I've been wrong before though!
    Not today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Not today.
    Not yet...

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    I'd be surprised if it's from your PRS... Not quite sure enough to bet on it though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post
    I'd be surprised if it's from your PRS... Not quite sure enough to bet on it though!
    The other odd thing is that my CU22 is the only guitar with a Trem that I have. I have no idea where the spring came from if not from the PRS.

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    Can you post a pic of it? Maybe then Shawn can chime in

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    Nah, there's no Strat style mini spring in the PRS trem. You're good. Now go find what's missing that spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Duncan View Post
    Nah, there's no Strat style mini spring in the PRS trem. You're good. Now go find what's missing that spring.
    Check your saddles, could be one of them thar saddle springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Check your saddles, could be one of them thar saddle springs.
    and you'd have a screw loose too... There's no way it's a trem claw spring, those things are very difficult to remove!

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