Installing Maestro Vibrola

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  1. kidguava

    kidguava New Member

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    I have a 2017 Gibson SG Standard. I just bought a maestro vibrola from crazyparts, but as I began to install it, I realized that there will be holes where the stud bolts were. One hole is covered enough to where it doesn't bother me, but the other is a bit of an eyesore. see pics of the hole and removed stud bolt.
    Does anyone know of some sort of a flatheaded bolt that could go in there to at least cover the hole with a chrome cap or something? or any other solutions?
    thanks.
     

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  2. Layne Matz

    Layne Matz Well-Known Member

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    I cant afford a vibrola but I've been desperately longing for one for my G400.

    Ive thoroughly thought this through... I would leave the screw and bushings in under the vibrola if that can be managed. Better than a gaping holes. Or, fill the holes with tungsten weights and cover in some aesthetically pleasing and creative way... Mother of pearl, chromed metal, a symbol, I really don't know. I'm fine with screws.

    Wish I had a vibrola, enjoy it!
     
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  4. kidguava

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    great suggestion, Dave. thanks! though, I was hoping for something with a chrome finish.
     
  5. kidguava

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    I reckon that's an easy find - to the interwebs.
     
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  7. Layne Matz

    Layne Matz Well-Known Member

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    Is there a reason one of the stop tail screws or the bushing might fit in there? Wouldn't be too bad right? Hardly noticable I would think
     
  8. JazzyJeff

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    you might also find an allen slotted bolt. similar to the ones used to adjust a strat neck, micro tilt. Of course bigger. Take your post to the hardware shop.
     
  9. kidguava

    kidguava New Member

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    no, they are too big to fit with the maestro
     
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  10. kidguava

    kidguava New Member

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    thanks jazzy - will do.
     
  11. kidguava

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    hah! good call Angel
     
  12. VetPsychWars

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    Unfortunately, the only good way to add a trem to a stop-tail guitar is one that uses those bolts. I had good success now with a Bigsby B3 and a Towner bar.

    Tom
     

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