Best Tremolo that doesn't require routing?

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  1. sgspecial350

    sgspecial350 New Member

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    Hi everyone, I've had a Gibson SG Special for a few years and I've been thinking about adding a tremolo to it for some time. I love the look of maestros but I don't like the idea of drilling a hole into my guitar plus a lot of people don't seem to like them. I thought about a bigsby + vibramate but I'm not a big fan of the b5 and to add a b7 would require routing. Does anyone have an experience with the les trem? They seem like a decent tremolo and I was thinking I could replace the stock arm with a maestro arm like this guy: http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y277/wedgehed/Epi Elitist SG/P1000099.jpg
    Any thoughts?
     
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    saxosim Active Member

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    Hi there you shouldn't need to do any mods to fit a Bigsby B7 if you buy the Vibramate v7 LP kit. All you will need to possibly do is remove the hinge pin on the B7 and flip the tail plate over upside down to bring it in a few millimetres. See this post by Dovosk he fitted a B7. It will be totally reversible with no holes whatsoever the only thing you may need to consider is a roller bridge if you experience tuning issues like some of us do with Bigsbys etc. :)

    http://www.everythingsg.com/forum/gibson-sg/17814-sg-bigsby-b7.html
     
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    TattooedCarrot Well-Known Member

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    sgspecial350 New Member

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    Hey saxosim, I checked out that thread and ordered a b7 and vibramate today. I'll post pics when I get it all set up. :)
     
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    Hammer Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only one that has always thought those were gawd awful fugly? :dunno:
     
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    Excellent good luck with it look forward to seeing your photos once fitted

    Cheers :)
     
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    saxosim Active Member

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    +1 with you there Hammer I am sorry to say I also really don't like the look of those on an SG, a strat yes but doesn't look right on an SG
     
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    Tony M Well-Known Member

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    It would also look super awful on a 335.
    I hear it works excellently though.
     
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    I hear the same thing, but have never played a Stetsbar nor seen one - nor do I know anyone with one so all I know is hearsay.

    I don't think they look any worse than a Bigsby but I am concerned about the weight.
     

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