Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Mickey, Jan 15, 2020 at 9:04 AM.
Looksa like a great Idea, thinking of ordering a few.
I don't have any Bigsby guitars anymore, but I'd probably be all over this, if I did.
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.
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.
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 .
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!
Waiting on my next string change to see!
I bought one. Stuck it in a box. Sold the guitar I bought it for...Gheez.
Well, looks like you may have some willing buyers in this thread .
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.
Reportedly this Spoiler also increases sustain a bit...which kinda makes sense, but we'll see! Should have mine in a couple days.
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
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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