Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by cg, Apr 7, 2008.
I am thinking about putting one on my R7.
Before you drill any mounting holes, take a look at the no-mod Bigsby unit that ZZ Guitarworks has to offer:
They're a little more $$$ that a regular Bigsby but I'm seriously considering one for my LP Classic.
Neil Young,Joe Walsh,Jimmy Page (I think his came with),Cary Hudson
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
My 80s Custom
That is an absolutely brilliant idea. If I wanted to add a bigsby to a les paul that would be a no brainer.
:BITCHdon't do it!
that would be cool
Let me know if those stay in tune They look nifty.
on a 336p.......i bought this from 1959Burst about a year ago!
I put a bigsby on my Flying V....
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.
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.
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.
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.
You'll get more range and tuning stability and won't have to drill into your guitar.
and the new Stetsbars are super light. Worked great on my LP.
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.
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?
i agree.......mine stays in tune perfectly. i love it!
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.