DON'T BE A STOOGE GET THE SCOOP ON THE TRUTH IN THE REAL WORLD.
FAKE STEEL PARTS MADE BY MONEY GRABBERS WHO WANT TO MAKE A BUCK SELLING YOU CHEAP SOFT STEEL PARTS THAT DON'T MEASURE UP ACCORDING TO ORIGINAL MANUFACTURE SPECS AREN'T HELPING YOU. YOU THINK, WOW! THIS IS GREAT, THIS PART COST ME A FRACTION OF THE REAL THING AND LOOKS EXACTLY THE SAME. THINK AGAIN. THE PART THAT WAS ENGINEERED BY THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE ACCORDING TO SPECIFICATIONS THAT WILL GIVE YOU YEARS OF ENJOYMENT AND COLLECTABLE VALUE IN THE END.
Let's take the fender system one tremolo system made in the mid 80's for fender and fujigen gakki by the well knowN hardware parts makeRs OF tuners, bridges, bars made by the schaller company in germany. germany and italy have the highest machinist qualities when making long lasting hard metal parts. such as in this case. chrome. the locking nut you see in the picture above is a hard chrome metal tremolo part.
Here is a mid 80's fender MIJ Squier Dakota Red beautiful guitar disgraced with an aluminium collar that will bend out of shape in no time and a cheap steel bar, so soft the snap in tip will wear in no time. My parts are expensive because they are the real authentic almost 30 year old parts made by the original manufacturer "schaller" in germany for fujigen gakki in japan for fender. look close at the bridge of this guitar below.
Notice the shine of the chrome in this original fender system one snap in bar made by schaller. look closely at the tip where the chaffer and the radius cut of the edges of the tip where the bar snaps into the fender system one bridge bar socket. sharp as the day it was made. not ! ! fooled you, it was a test. you can see no shine, the edges are sharp and not rounded radius like I said before. so many of us are fooled. but people are unscrupulous when it comes to money. that's why I quit eBAY. NOT ALL BAYERS ARE BAD BUT MOST ARE THIEVES AND LIARS AND USERS. YOU HAVE TO BE REALLY CAREFUL.. I HAVE ONE GUY WHO USES MY VIDEO TO SELL HIS GARAGE MADE BAR. THEY DON'T CARE. ANOTHER WORKS FOR A REALLY BIG GUITAR PARTS MANUFACTURER BUT HAD TO STEaL MY IDEAS TO MAKE MONEY BECAUSE THE COMPANY HE WORKS FOR JUST DON'T PAN OUT. CHrOME IS THE only METAL THAT does it ! hold it's beauty but also it's workmansh
Notice the rounded edging at the tip of the dull soft steel bar. even though the tip of the sCHaller made chrome bar is blurred from picture camera shake. you can still see the sharp square hard chrome edging. I bought the cheap steel bar off ebay for 18 bucks and was just about able to bend it with my bare hands. I couldn't budge the schaller made bar that was made almost 30 years ago. Remember papatom here at stratconnection has every fender system one bridge parts you need, check out the pictures below. they are allot more expensive, but worth every penny and you'll never have to buy another part again. and when giving it in for APPRAISAL when the values start sky rocketing, you, you'll see where that extra moneY went. I have every part you need for your fender mij mid 80's fender system one stratocaster and telecaster from those fender saving years when fujigen and schaller joined together TO SAVE FENDER.
Schaller made fender system one string tuners for the system one bridge, still straight after almost 30 years. that's quality.