Flattened JM trem screws for UK?

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Flattened JM trem screws for UK?

Post by Ozone7 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:36 am

Hi.

I have the classic low E touching the rounded screw head on the trem.

Can anybody point me to a source for a flatter/non-domed replacement available in the UK?

Rather not run the screws upside down.

Thanks!

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Re: Flattened JM trem screws for UK?

Post by schroeder » Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:22 pm

I bought a box of slotted screws with the same head. Tried out several until one lines up nice.
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Re: Flattened JM trem screws for UK?

Post by Veitchy » Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:58 am

schroeder wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:22 pm
I bought a box of slotted screws with the same head. Tried out several until one lines up nice.
How have I never seen this as as solution before?

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Re: Flattened JM trem screws for UK?

Post by johnnysomersett » Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:07 am

I made some years ago with some stainless bolts. I used a bench grinder (you could easily do it with a Dremel or fine engineers file if you took it slowly). With the bench grinder it took me about 2-5 seconds to flatten them off the right amount.
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Re: Flattened JM trem screws for UK?

Post by parry » Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:00 am

schroeder wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:22 pm
I bought a box of slotted screws with the same head. Tried out several until one lines up nice.
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Is there still enough room for the string to vibrate freely? If so, that is genius!
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Re: Flattened JM trem screws for UK?

Post by schroeder » Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:11 pm

Yes. Very little movement at that point. I like it as a solution because it keeps the overall aesthetic. #8-32 x 1/4”. Worth a try.

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