Is Bigsby vibramate perfectly reversible??

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  1. Bulssazo)))

    Bulssazo))) New Member

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    Hello everyone!! I'm a newbie here.

    I know there's no need for drilling, but won't it leave some prints, blemishes??

    I think V7 won't make problems but V5(also ST) looks like... though I know they said the felt-pads are 'soft'..

    Tell me your experiences!!!
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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  3. Flaps

    Flaps New Member

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    I'm interested in a Bigsby and Vibramate for mine, I quite fancy a V5 though.
    Once its on why would you take it off? If it does leave a few marks then at least there's no holes.
     
  4. cheshiergrin

    cheshiergrin Well-Known Member

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    It could leave some marks, I have had them on multiple guitars and had them make some marks. But a bit of swirl remover and elbowed grease, shiny as new.
     
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    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    This ^^^

    I removed one after a couple years of use. It left some marks and slight dents in the paint, exactly were the two upper felt pad contact points were. After using Meguiar’s rubbing compound and polish, and a lot of effort, it cleaned right up.
     
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  6. JESUSG

    JESUSG Active Member

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    Same here, I only had it on for a few weeks. If it was on for a long period it may have been worse.
     

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