Vibrato for 2017 sg?

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  1. Moses Lomeli

    Moses Lomeli New Member

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    Hey I got a 2017 SG awhile ago and I was wondering if anyone on here knew about any vibrato systems I could fit to my SG without putting any new holes in the body. It would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    Vibramate and a B5 Bigsby


    Vibramate cost as much as the Bigsby

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  3. SG standard

    SG standard Well-Known Member

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    You can also add a B3 and don't need to drill any new holes if you're using the hinge plate adapter from Towner USA:
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  4. Moses Lomeli

    Moses Lomeli New Member

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    Will a roller bridge improve tuning stability with the Bigsby?
     
  5. mrk

    mrk Active Member

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    I use roller bridges on all of my Bigsby-equipped guitars, they work great for me.

    MRK
     
  6. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    Tuna-Matic work just fine with a bigsby, but if you must spend money it won't hurt anything.
     
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    Moses Lomeli New Member

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    I might experiment with it and use both later on but for now I guess I'll stick with my TOM
     
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    Logan Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the Towner and B3. You can adjust the down tension with it too :thumb:
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    I just installed a Duesenberg Les Trem on my SG. Seems to work fine so far, but I need some more time to really evaluate...
     
  10. dezb1

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    I also have a Les trem ii posted about it earlier in the week, it's a great system just doesn't look as classy as a Bigsby.
     
  11. barnesto

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    I put a Vibramate, Bigsby and roller bridge on mine. Sounds, plays and looks great.
     
  12. Gibbo SG

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    Just do what you want to do. I won't get started on this one.
     
  13. Gibbo SG

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    Except to say that a Bigsby horseshoe is a good choice. The cantilever vibrola by Gibson, this too will satisfy.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    I think you just convinced me to try a B5 with Vibramate.
    Not having to drill is a big plus.
     
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    thatbastarddon Well-Known Member

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    I put a Stetsbar on one of my SGs. It isn't pretty to some people, but it works well enough that I put another on my V.
    Locking tuners, and a little lubrication of the nut at string changes keep it working well enough for me.
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    No irreversible mod's necessary.
     
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    I have two SGs with Kahler trems mounted, but they do require some routing. Here's a new one I just found out about, not in production yet (looking towards Jan. 2018), but no drilling or routing required: http://cslsophia.com/csl-sophia-322
    Here's another model, apparently already in production, minus the "D-Tuna"-type device: http://cslsophia.com/sophia-344
    Much better looking and modern-functioning than an antique Bigsby or Maestro vibrola, if you're wanting a new design. The Stetsbar is another viable option, as a previous poster noted.
     
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