Ibanez SG parts

Discussion in 'SG Copies' started by Sean K, May 26, 2016.

  1. Sean K

    Sean K New Member

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    Hi I have what I think is a pre lawsuit Ibanez SG from the early 70s I am missing the Bigsby style tailpiece and am looking for a replacement (original if possible). Every time I use google to look for the part the only results I get are information about the lawsuit Gibson had with Ibanez. If any one knows where could find this part is be forever grateful I'll include a picture of what the part looks like
     

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    welcome
     
  4. Sean K

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    Thank you for the reply but this won't work for me as it would require me to drill holes in my guitar. Iv noticed that left handed Bigsby B5s don't have a screw above the arm of the vibrato. Do any of you know if I could get one like that but right handed ?
     
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    I didnt realize yours was left handed. That will be a hard item to find
     
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    It's not left handed it's jut that the bigsby style tailpiece that should be on my guitar has not got that extra screw over the vibrato arm a regular right handed Bigsby has, the left handed Bigsby Iv found on eBay hasn't got it either. So I'm wondering if I could get a right handed Bigsby without the extra screw
     
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    Keep an eye on Ebay for ones being parted out. Or, maybe you'll find a full guitar with a broken headstock or otherwise damaged for cheap. That's the best shot at finding an original but it could take a long time before one comes up. Otherwise, you can get a generic replacement at a place like Stewmac or Allparts. If that's the actual thing there, it looks like it was a generic Bigsby-style trem anyway. A new replacement may actually function better than an original.

    In any case, we're going to need pictures of this supposed Ibanez SG for umm... evidence.
     
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    You might be able to just not use the fifth screw if you don't want to. I mean, if it can work with four on the Ibanez, why not?
     
  9. Sean K

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    Thank you for all your advise I'll post some pictures of the guitar tomorrow
     
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    Welcome to ETSG! :smile:
     
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    Just a thought I had...
    If you look closely at the one in the eBay ad that eS.G. posted it would actually work without drilling new holes. The difference is that it has one less roller on it for downward pressure to keep the strings from popping off the bridge. The other part with the roller and long screws(the first picture) in the eBay ad serves the purpose of the missing roller.
    At least I think it would work if the screw holes line up.
     
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    I think you can add a Vibramate, and should solve the no-added-screw-hole problem...

    http://www.vibramate.com/vibramate-v5-ST.php
     
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    aww, no pics yet? :confused:
     
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    like this? it's an Ibanez SG but from what year I don't know....good guess 70's
     
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    Problem is, you may find one, and it will be 2 times what the guitar is worth. It looks to be a 73/74, made by Terada. Bolt on, Maxon pickups, yadda yadda yadda...

    What was suggested earlier was the X-Trem made by Guitar Fetish. It will work a LOT better then the original, and actually stay in tune! A novel concept that the original couldn't do.
     
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    Keep an eye out for Mann and Antoria in your search results. They were matches for your Ibanez, they just were named differently for the market they were sold in.
     

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