View Full Version : Bigsby talk! B5 or B7 on an LP style/sized guitar??
01-21-2009, 12:53 PM
So I am thinking about putting a Bigsby on my Jr.
I LOVE the looks of the B7 on the LP, but the bar is SO close to the bridge, that I worry about the break angle.
I see examples of B5's on LP's and there is more space between the bridge and the bar on the Bigsby. The break angle is less and there is more space betweenn the two.
doesnt it depend on whether the guitar is an archtop or not? if its flat, i would say get the B5 because there is a mounting kit sold for it now so if you don't like it you're not stuck with a few holes in your guitar.
well one way to go if you're not committed yet is that new plate you screw into the tailpiece screws, and mount a bigsby on that. forgot what that's called, but it's reversible and can help you decide no muss no fuss.
01-21-2009, 01:01 PM
I have seen examples of B5's on carved top LP guitars. Looks pretty good.
My Jr. only has the pigtail, so I could install the bridge there and move the B5 wherever I want. That said, is there an optimal distance between the unit and the bridge?
01-21-2009, 08:29 PM
Yeah "B-5 Quick Mount Kit" and you don't have to drill anything ...not sure if this is new but I saw it in a Namm 2009 thread on HC:
01-21-2009, 08:31 PM
Cool...I guess Bigsby said screw you Vibramate...we'll do our own thing. I've always thought a B7 looked best LP's and semi-hollows, B5's for SG's or Jr's...Maestro's on Firebirds.
01-22-2009, 08:21 AM
You COULD try a B6, but I don't think it would work out terribly well, or just don' use the tension bar on the B7
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