Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Harry Holden, Jul 17, 2020.
What is this one? I always thought this was the 'vibrola.'
Good old Leo Fender...and his tremolo on his amp he called vibrato
Sideways trem is what we usually hear. Not sure if that’s what Gibson calls it
It was the original one used on the 1961-62 SG Standards and Customs.
This is how easy mistakes can be made honestly. I called it Sideways “Trem”?!?!
Thank you Cerebral Gasket
The easiest way to find out is to remove them from your guitar and measure them.
I understood you perfectly.
I have a 1970 SG Custom with a Maestro and in clocks in at 7.4 lbs on a digital fish scale
I have a vibrola question I'm hoping the good Doctor will chime in on.
Will a Vibramate for a Bigsby B5 fit on an Epiphone g400? Also, will an SG Standard bat wing pick guard line up on a g400 Epi? I have a little neck dive issue I thought a Bigsby might help.
The Vibramate kits include English and Metric mounting hardware, so it should work with the Epiphone. You’ll probably want the short tail version to fit a batwing:
As far as the pickguard question, are you asking about putting a Gibson pickguard on a Epiphone? If so, I don’t know but would be very surprised if it fits.
Just an observation. I have a '61 reissue with a full Maestro that is heavier than any other guitar in my collection. Most have Maestro's or Bigsby's. I really think it has a lot to do with the density and hardness of the particular piece of wood.
Hey, thanks for the Vibramate info.
I guess I'll check out the parts sights and see if anyone's making bat wing pick guards for Epiphone.
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