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Raw Vintage Tremolo Springs:
The wear and tear of parts from vintage guitars that were manufactured several decades ago can cause functionality problems. What vintage guitar users fear the most when these parts need to be replaced is if it will cause the sound to change significantly.
On a Strat, the tremolo spring is a part just as vital as the saddle, and they are responsible for the fat sound of the 50's and 60's Stratocaster. Most newly manufactured springs have different characteristics from vintage springs. They are hard with strong tension. As they always do, the folks at Raw Vintage researched vintage trem springs, and matched the tension of the spring. And with the prerequisite of using 5 or 4 springs together, they were able to achieve superb torque, feel, and stabilized arming that were all made possible by the difference in weight and contraction percentage. And with the increased weight, they were able to create Fat Tone. These can be used as replacement parts for the new reissued guitars, enabling their owners to enjoy the characteristic closer to the original. We recommend you to use this in set of 5.
REVIEWS & USER COMMENTS:
"I recorded the normal springs in my Xotic guitar, then "raw vintage" springs and there is a difference..I think the 'raw vintage" give the guitar more fat, bottom end. And more sustain....everywhere. Cool."
"Although with some doubt, I used 5 springs as suggested. I actually have not plugged into the amp yet but I can already feel the difference • It's fat! It's loud! Until now, I used 3 springs. My SRV Stratocaster has RV saddle and I actually had the original spring changed to Callaham spring. And now with this RV saddle's D spring, I have amazing tone! Until I read this instruction letter, I never thought 5 springs would be better."
"Raw Vintage has a new product "Tremolo Springs". I changed my springs as soon as I heard how it would better the tone. Once I had 5 springs attached, the whole body started resonating differently. And connected to the amp, the sound was fatter, transforming dry sound into greasy tone, and more volume as well! I was truly amazed what a difference these springs can make. Springs were put into my Xotic's custom made Stratocaster. My students at GIT (Musician's Institute) noticed the difference after hearing my guitar in class. They were surprised how fat my sound was and asked me, "Your guitar has a different tone today. Did you change the pickups?" If you use a Stratocaster-type guitar, I would recommend trying this Raw Vintage Tremolo Springs first if you are considering changing your pickups. With these springs, you will be able to change your sound at low cost."
"I had those springs put on my guitar and I have to say, to my surpruse "It really makes a difference!!!" There is a new kind of "resonance" in my guitar!! It almost feels like there is some sort of inner reverb!!?? Very nice, very fresh, makes my guitar and my sound "sing" a bit more!!!!!!! Thank you very much!!"
"Raw Vintage saddles and tremolo springs made my guitars much more resonant, took out the metal harshness and added deepness with extra air to the sound. Notes got better balances through out the entire fretboard, include open position. Restored the original tone On my '63 Fender (Raw Vintage replaced generic parts which I put after the original had worn out), and added extra Phatness! Gave my newer custom Stratocaster a broken-in feel and sound, closer to vintage. This is one of the best upgrade I ever done to my guitars. Check them out!"
Damir Simic Shime:
"I have known the little secret of putting 5 springs on the strat tremolo for a long time in order to increase the sustain of the guitar. However to me there was always a trade off with that scenario. I would achieve better sustain however it will come with harsh upper mids that would bother me sound wise. Also the tension would increase so tremolo would become useless. If I would back off with the 2 pivot screws to adjust the proper tension of the springs, then the tension would be right but the upper mid harshness would still be present and the whole process would be kind of a trade off and not quite right.
I was pleasantly surprised when I have put Raw Vintage tremolo springs in it for few key reasons: One, I didn't know what to expect and was kind of sceptical at first. Second the lower tension of the springs allowed me to put 5 springs instead of standard 3 that I would have in my guitars and those 5 springs would have aprox. the same tension as the original 3. Now here is what came as a total shocking surprise, the tone itself was waaaay fuller, richer and there was a lot more sustain gained on my guitar. Fundamental notes were simply fuller, deeper, richer and there wasn't any unusual upper midrange harshness present at all. This is simply the most amazing improvement tonal wise on a strat that one can do and benefit for ridiculous marginal amount of money. But money on aside, even if it costed few hundred dollars it would be worth spending considering the dramatic improvement in tone! This Raw vVntage springs make a world of difference! I am a believer!"