bigsby question

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  1. dixie789456

    dixie789456 New Member

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    what are some ways to cover up the holes from the tail piece when you put on a bigsby. i'm thinkin about puttin one on my worn brown sg but don't want the ugly holes left behind.
     
  2. CharlieB

    CharlieB Active Member

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    Leave the bushings. If you want you can get some 5/16-24 screws or bolts and buff out the heads... or do something else creative there. Unless you're goin for a pretty extensive fill and area refin... there's not too many choices.
     
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    dixie789456 New Member

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    didn't think there was, but some one needs to make a little plate with some screws or something to put on it.......................i'd buy one!
     
  4. CharlieB

    CharlieB Active Member

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    Go down to the local marine / boat place or good hardware store

    Get some flat head non countersunk machine screws in 5/16-24

    Chuck em up in a drill and go at em with 400 paper... then use "worn" 400 paper or finer to really buff em out bright. They'll shine like nickle or chrome. Just set em into the holes and thats it.
     
  5. SG Lou

    SG Lou Moderator Staff Member

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    damn good idea CB :wink:
     
  6. ed_crouch

    ed_crouch New Member

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    The only trouble with the bigsby seems to be that it knocks the guitar out of tune prettye easily. Perhaps a roller bridge may help with this:~

    Ed.
     
  7. lagger

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    that and a properly cut nut or even a well cut graphite nut would help a little for sure
     
  8. Voxman

    Voxman Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey Welcome Ed! :D Now back to topic..........
     
  9. dixie789456

    dixie789456 New Member

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    hey thanks for the ideas. i was going to get the roller bridge anyway. its a must! but i wanted the bigsby just to have something different on my second sg.
     
  10. CharlieB

    CharlieB Active Member

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    What Ed said.

    BTW, I found some NICE thin round thumbscrews in 1/4-20 They look like the disks on the back of locking tuners... if you can get some of those in 5/16-24

    OR perhaps just screw in a nice polished out allen head set screw to fill the hole.

    OR sink the Bigsby screws down into bushings instead of wood screws in the body... just in case you want to take it off
     

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