Has Anyone Tried These..... (bigsby Content)

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  1. Mickey

    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    Looksa like a great Idea, thinking of ordering a few.
     
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    Frankenfretter Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I don't have any Bigsby guitars anymore, but I'd probably be all over this, if I did.
     
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    would be good for ones with tension bar, but seems like those without would become completely useless since the angle over the bridge would be reduced even further.
     
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    Yup. I gave one to @andrewsrea but I'm not sure he's using it. Granted, I've only had Bigsby on solid body guitars with a tension bar. It makes string changes easier and subtly increased the amount of vibrato one can achieve due to the increased length.
     
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    Hm, this is something I definitely have to look into, thanks for sharing @Mickey ! Would be great for this amazing custom guitar I have (see below)...love this thing to death but changing strings on it with the Bigsby is so annoying I actually pay a tech $15 to do it every couple months just to avoid the frustration :ROFLMAO:.

    Just found one of these on Reverb for $27 with free shipping (looks like they're $40 on Vibramate's website), done and done. Will let you guys know how I like it!

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    Waiting on my next string change to see!
     
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    I bought one. Stuck it in a box. Sold the guitar I bought it for...Gheez.
     
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    Well, looks like you may have some willing buyers in this thread :).
     
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    I use an eraser wedged under the ball end/pin when doing string changes. Honestly, a .99 cent eraser makes more sense to me than that thing.

    If I did any changing I'd simply pull the Bigsby pins out & just drill the bar to allow the individual strings through &, again, save my money.

    I like Vibramate products. I have a couple of the mounting plates. 1 has been in its box since I purchased it. I was gonna throw it on the Austin Thunder Rock but I somehow managed to buy the wrong bolt pattern for the "licensed" B5.
     
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    Reportedly this Spoiler also increases sustain a bit...which kinda makes sense, but we'll see! Should have mine in a couple days.
     
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    I have both tension bar and non bar bigsbys but don’t have problems changing strings so never went for the spoiler. However they get good reviews
     
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    People have been complaining about this for so long that I can’t believe that Bigsby still uses those stupid pins. Patrick said it right, just pull the pins and drill out the hole so the strings can slip through , it’s a no brainer and much easier. I have three Bigsby’s I have done this to, and also all three of them I have ground off the knob that stops the Bigsby arm from spinning 360° That is another thing that pisses me off about Bigsby why do they make it stop when the arm is parallel with the strings? ,,, so Lame
     
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