To Bigsby or not to Bigsby...

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  1. Logan

    Logan Well-Known Member

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    That is the question. The answer? Yes.
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    I even made the ground down anchor studs in metal shop at school like they would use back in '59 and got a Duane Eddy arm.
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    That one was my inspiration for it, and I think mine came out swimmingly :cheers:
     
  2. Clarence001

    Clarence001 New Member

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    Beautiful. Bigsby makes things better.....
     
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  3. SG standard

    SG standard Well-Known Member

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    Definitely Bigsby... :)
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  4. NoiseNinja

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    I'd prefer a Dusenberg Les Trem II:

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    Actually I will most likely at some point buy one of these and install it on my Epiphone SG Special.

    A quite affordable and easy to install, with no needed modification made to the guitar, and yet still totally solid and stable solution for a more discrete and subtle Bigsby like trem system.

    Of course if part of what attracts you to a Bigsby trem is the visual aesthetics of big metal frames and bracers installed on the guitar the Duesenberg Les Trem II trem solution won't quite give you that look, but to me personally the original Bigsby trem system looks kind of bulky and clumsy in comparison.
     
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  5. SG standard

    SG standard Well-Known Member

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    Les Trem II is great when you don't have much room for a Bigsby, like this one, where a B3 wouldn't fit and the stop bar is too close to the bridge for the B5:
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    But, personally, I prefer the look of the Bigsby, the SG has loads of room for one - or a Maestro. :)
     
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  6. Clarence001

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    I really recommend Reverend springs for the Bigsby too. Easy mod and the spring has some more bounce and travel, stock Bigsby spring a little stiff.
     
  7. pedecamp

    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Bigsby is a cool looking gadget, i dont know i would actually use it though.
     

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