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    Just got a Johnny Marr Jaguar last week, my first ever Fender. Im used to playing Bigsby equipped guitars so this thin wire arm tremolo is a new experience for me. Dont know if this is a dumb question but is there going to be significant wear and tear from pushing in and taking out the tremolo arm everytime the guitar goes into the case? Will the pushfit socket eventually wear out?


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    My take: that trem design is not the best...nowhere near the engineering quality of a Bigsby or even a Strat trem. That's why Mastery and Staytrem have been successful with their alternatives. Either way, I would not leave the arm on that trem in a closed case, other than for a day or two after changing strings (nice way to stretch the strings). The added tension would potentially mess with your neck. An alternative would be a gig bag for around-the-house storage, in which case (no pun intended) you could leave the arm attached.
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    Hah! My take on the whole thing is that those trem arms are like the ashtrays on Telecasters, just a piece that you leave in the case! YMMV.
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    Now, see, I'm confused... if you leave the term arm on a guitar and close the case, the strings shouldn't be pulled tighter, they should be slackened as the case lid presses down on the arm.

    Or are you guy talking about pointing the arm down toward the strap button? I guess that would raise the pitch....
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    Mike is right - it depends on where the arm is directed.
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    I'm going to take the arm off when its in the case. Don't see the point in having the spring remain in tension for long periods of time, but my concern is the push fit (which is common to many other Fender models) and the effect of months and eventually years of taking off and putting on. Does something wear out over time? Anyone got a jag or a Jazzmaster that they've been using for a decade taking the arm off regularly? Is it still a snug fit? If its a staytrem type.....does it still stay?


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    If I understand correctly, it just pushes in? No threads? I would just put a tiny dab of Bigbends Nutsauce on it every few times. If theres a wear factor, the lube should reduce it.... You won't be the only one who prefers to pull it out before putting it back in the case. My guess is that you could repeat that action a few thousand times before any noticeable wear occurs. If there's any doubt you could run it by Fenders' tech guys....

    On my old 63 JM you could twist that thing forever and it wouldn't come out. I think the arm was permanently attached. It woulda been nice to get it out of the way sometimes.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by badxmpl View Post
    If I understand correctly, it just pushes in? No threads? I would just put a tiny dab of Bigbends Nutsauce on it every few times. If theres a wear factor, the lube should reduce it.... You won't be the only one who prefers to pull it out before putting it back in the case. My guess is that you could repeat that action a few thousand times before any noticeable wear occurs. If there's any doubt you could run it by Fenders' tech guys....
    Thanks Badxmpl. Yes its just a pushfitting. I will contact Fender. Meanwhile Im loving my first Fender guitar!!!!


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    You're welcome.... I have been contemplating a Jaguar due to old nerve damage and surgeries. I'm imagining that the short scale makes fretting/playing somewhat easier. do you find that to be the case at all?
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