Anyone put a Bigsby on their Les Paul?

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  1. cg

    cg Silver Supporting Member

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    I am thinking about putting one on my R7.
     
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    Didn't that dude from Cracker have one too?
    I love a Bigsby on a Les Paul,although im not ready for one on my Historic

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    That is an absolutely brilliant idea. If I wanted to add a bigsby to a les paul that would be a no brainer.
     
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    :Devil:FM:BITCHdon't do it!:nono
     
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    that would be cool
     
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    on a 336p.......i bought this from 1959Burst about a year ago!

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    I put a bigsby on my Flying V....
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    I contemplated doing this for quite a while. Couldn't get myself to drill new holes and leave the others exposed. Sold the guitar and bought one made with a Bigsby.
     
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    I've tried the B-7 and B-3 on Les Pauls, and prefer the B-3 (below). I don't know why they don't make a standard, non-sig Les Paul with a Bigsby. Tons of fun.
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    I'd get a Stetsbar before I got a Bigsby. The idea of drilling into the top of an R7 gives me the heebie jeebies. Stetsbars are pricey but all the reviews I've read have been stellar. It's a really cool idea.

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  13. Strat

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    I Put a B-5 on a '74 Custom LP ...looks and works great and probably weighs 13 lbs. !!!!! Go for it. Get that Johnny A thing going.
     
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    and the new Stetsbars are super light. Worked great on my LP.
     
  16. Catoogie

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    That ZZ thing looks UGLY!!! Go for it and just put the Bigsby on it, you will not regret it, Bigsby's RULE!!!!

    Also, I don't understand how some people would never think of drilling a hole in their guitars to install a Bigsby but think nothing of having their guitars relic'd. Weird.

    A Bigsby makes ANY guitar instantly cooler. And they stay in tune just fine.
     
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    Laugh all you want, I have them on four of my guitars and I NEVER have tuning problems.

    I have to ask, were the ones you've had properly installed and/or maintained? And more importantly, do you know how to use one?
     
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    i agree.......mine stays in tune perfectly. i love it!

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    I have a tremolo on my PRS (stock), but don't have one on my LP Classic or Am Tele. I play the non-trem and don't miss it but when I play the one with I instantly wish the others had it... yet I still can't bring myself to do it because they look to good, and sound to good the way they are and I don't need a tremolo all that often.

    And because my guitar bodies aren't all that relic'd I can't bring myself to drill the wholes... If I had an R7 that I wanted a trem on I wouldn't do it... if you plan on selling ever the odds are that the value will drop... if you don't care then drill it. Its your stuff, make it functional.
     

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