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Callaham Trem Arm, Virtual Pop-In, Fender

Callaham Trem Arm, Virtual Pop-In, Fender

Regular price $19.25 USD
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This "FE" length is similar to Fender's current production. Note: Callaham's pop-in arms are suitable for use only with Callaham Enhanced Vintage blocks (all Callaham blocks are Enhanced Vintage unless special-ordered without this feature). If you have a traditional threaded block, then Callaham's fully-threaded arms are what you'll want.

Available in three lengths, Callaham's pop-in arm has a reduced threaded length as compared to traditional arms (see photo above) It is therefore unthreaded where it bears against the Delrin bushing in a Callaham block, and this allows you to push it in, then spin it once or twice to engage a thread or two. The threads are there simply to keep the user from inadvertently pulling the arm out during use. So the arm is virtually a pop-in design (though engaging a couple of threads is suggested), hence the name.

Callaham's arms are made of stainless steel, so there's no plating to worry about, and the arm will never corrode. Also, if you bend the arm to suit your playing style, you don't have to worry about plating flake off like you do with a plated arm. This arm is fully threaded, so it will work in almost any block that uses a 10-32 UNF thread (this includes all vintage & American Standard Fender blocks). It can be used in Callaham's enhanced vintage blocks, though the Callaham virtual pop-in arms are a better choice for these blocks.

  • Country of Manufacture: USA
  • Length: Length: 6" (152.4 mm)
  • Thread: 10-32 UNF
  • Compatible with Callaham's Enhanced Vintage Blocks
  • Tip color: parchment (we stock Fender tips in other colors at extra cost)
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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Unexpected brushed finish and rancid smell

The bar works well as described, but I have two issues. The first is that it's not polished chrome but rather a brushed finish. This doesn't look nearly as nice as a polished trem bar. I couldn't really tell that this was the finish in the pic so I was a little disappointed. My second complaint is a weird one. The bar smelled like straight up gnarly body odor. After setting everything up, I kept smelling something terrible while playing. I thought maybe I had left some cleaning or polishing compound on the guitar so I wiped everything (but the bar) down and still smelled it. It took me a while to realize that the trem bar was what smelled so bad. It came in a sealed plastic bag so I'm not sure how this happened but I had to unscrew the plastic tip and scrub both components with dish soap. They smell fine now but it honestly grossed me out.

We think the images pretty clearly show that the arm isn't polished/plated.

Regarding the smell, we have no idea what to make of that. We've processed many thousands of Callaham arms over the last 20 years or so and have never had this experience.

Sorry your experience was subpar.

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