Parts For classic Steinberger USA Guitars


Small Things, Sometimes Hard To Find (Mechanical)

All of the parts listed here are things I needed for my own projects. Sometimes they were hard to find, sometimes they haven‘t been available at all, so I had to have them made for me. In most cases it was not possible or reasonable to order just the numbers I needed, so I‘ve got some “overstock”. This might be your chance to get some parts you need for your own projects. Please note that I‘ve got only limited numbers of whatever you see here. For more information (also about how to get the parts) just send me an e-mail. Currently available (scroll down for detailed information):

  1. TransTrem 3 replacement arm (newly made)

  2. TransTrem 2 and S-Trem spring tension adjuster (newly made)

  3. TransTrem 2, S-Trem, and R-Trem springs

  4. TransTrem 2 and S-Trem mounting screws (newly made, for wooden bodies)

  5. Neck screws for Steinberger + Moses composite necks

  6. Neck inserts for Steinberger + Moses composite necks

  7. Saddles for the R-Trem or hardtail bridges (NOS)

Mounting Screws for TransTrem, S-Trem, FX-Bridge

I think I‘ve already googled and checked every single hardware provider in the world, but these screws aren‘t available anywhere. Usually you can buy the right thread size, but then the head is too big, or you find fitting heads, but the thread is too thin (and not as tight) as the original. Closer inspection of the original screws shows a possible reason for this. I don‘t have any official confirmation for this, but at least they LOOK like being made in a similar way as the screws I finally had made to my specifications.

We started with screws of the right thread size and length, and grinded the head down to the diameter of the original screws - one by one. For optical reasons, we made them black, like the originals. On the photos below you see the original heads (left) and my screws (right). The screw size is 3,5 x 19 mm (#6 x 3/4"), the head diameter is 5.5 mm (about 0.218"). If you want your T-/S-Trem or FX Bridge to be mounted tightly, but don‘t have the original screws, then these are what you‘ve been looking for :-)

Neck Screws for Newburgh, Nashville and Music Yo Bodies

Maybe not a problem for anyone living in the USA, but sometimes a problem when living in Europe or any other part of the world. I‘ve got neck screws in several lenghts, which can be combined to sets fitting for any Steinberger body. Just tell me what you have or need. I think it doesn‘t make any sense to sell these (back) to the US, you guys get them easily in your own country. But for the rest of us this might be helpful. The screw size is 10-32, length 1 1/2" or
1 1/4 " (for all bodies except Nashville GMs/GRs, which need non-standard lengths). Please note that Moses necks bought separately often come with 8-32 inserts and screws. Make sure you‘ve got the correct 10-32 inserts for your neck (standard size for Steinberger necks).

Neck Inserts

Finally I found a source making exactly those 10-32 inserts which are used on Moses necks (these also work for repair jobs on Newburgh/Nashville necks). So if you've lost your inserts or got a neck with the wrong (8-32) inserts, here is your chance to get the correct ones, without having to order them from Moses.

Spring Tension Adjuster for Transtrem and S-Trem

Not much to explain here. It‘s possible that the threads on the original parts get stripped, and without proper spring tension adjustment the whole trem cannot be used any more. If this is the case, you‘ll need a new one, and here you can get one :-)

R-Trem saddles (also for FX-Bridge)

I‘ve got a couple of NOS Hohner type R-Trem saddles. I'm using them as an alternative to the original saddles on the JCustom FX-Bridge, because these contain a small insert which might get lost. Once it is lost, you cannot use the saddle any more, and I‘m trying to avoid that :-)

So if you feel the same, some sets are still available.

Springs for Transtrem and S-Trem

The original USA-made Raymond spring, according to the specifications found on the SteinbergerWorld website. These have the correct length of 44 mm/1.75 inch as originally specified by Ned. Also available: shorter springs (38 mm/1.5 inch) for downtuned trems and R-Trem springs (50 mm/2 inch).

TransTrem Pivot Base (solid brass) -- (SOLD OUT)

Sometimes the tremolo arm holder on the TransTrem v2 breaks away. If this happens, the tremolo becomes unusable, you even cannot lock it in zero position to use it as a fixed bridge. Here is the first replacement pivot base ever made, milled from solid brass. Won't break, fixes your broken tremolo or prevents your working tremolo from breaking. Only very few available.