Ever screw in a Bigsby?

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  1. kevinpaul

    kevinpaul Ambassador of Musical Medicine

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    IMG_9130.JPG IMG_9131.JPG IMG_9130.JPG i bought some low price Bigsby copies for no good reason. I really hate them after having them on two guitars that I hated. I hate the word hate because it too strong and people that use it have no clue what true hate is. I put the first vibrate or tremolo on my Les Paul Junior, that a guitar I never liked. It went on way to easy, I used a laser diode to set the lines for the E strings on the fret board and nut. Drill, install strings and a bit of a set up.
    The damn thing works and a bone nut helps it stay in tune. I'm very proud of me for screwing in my first Bigsby ever. I have two more to go and one vintage Japanese tremolo.
     
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  2. eSGEe

    eSGEe Ferengi Ambassador of Trade Administrator

    Well done KP-- damn well done!
     
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  3. Hackmaster

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    Two out of five of my Bigsbys are screwed down, one was factory installed.
    The other three cheat and use the Vibramate mount.
     
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    These are on or going on less expensive guitars. My BB King Epiphone was in the $700.00 bucks area but I bought it used. I never play it and I never play my 1/2 Les Paul Junior. I put the tremolo on the 1/2 Paul and it is a guitar that I really like now. When the Bigsby flies off and ready hurts someone one I might go the Virbramate. The authorities see a pattern of people being killed by loose tremolos I will be investigated again.
     
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    The gold one is on the BB King guitar. I have one black one that you saw above. I will have two silver or chrome Bigsby's to install. The happy red guitar probably and the last one on another piece of junk. Then I have two guitars to do and my amp to put together. That is what I did on my summer vacation.
     
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    Mmmm...hate is not necessarily too strong a word. I absolutely HATE Bigsby's. Only ever had one guitar that had one stock and I couldn't rip it off of the thing fast enough.
     
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    Thank you for saying that very kind compliment
     
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    I understand what you say and I agree. I would never put one on anything I really like or my favorite work guitars. These guitars are not for emotional support or played on stage. Kinda for a fun buy at the time or a project guitar.
     
  9. eSGEe

    eSGEe Ferengi Ambassador of Trade Administrator

    Is this like screwing in a Chevy --- or a Datsun.....or a fun house ride cart?
     
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    Just the same! Like two flies screwing in a light bulb.
     
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    Nice work! Bigsbys look real cool but I don't think I would ever use one. I never use my Strat or jagmaster tremolos. I guess it's the music I play. I don't know any songs that use a whammy bar. I need to learn some new tunes.
     
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    It might just be the Bigsby look. The tremolo on my Jazzmaster sticks and I started to use the one on my Strat as an octave change of sort. I never miss not having a tremolo when I play any guitar with out one.
     
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    I know what everyone is thinking! I am very sorry I didn't say something earlie!
    YES I GAVE MY CAT BACK HIS LASER! He love to shine it at air plains and cop cars. A big black cat can get away with murder. I could tell you stories but you know the deal with capital crimes. I can never say a word about Max till after we have him put to sleep.
     
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    IMG_9133.JPG IMG_9134.JPG IMG_9135.JPG I removed the tape and put that chain back on. Why? Max likes that sound.
     
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