I acted rashly and put a Bigsby on my Tele last weekend. It was in an absolutely perfect state before the install and now things are messed up, and I kind of regret it. I installed the B5 Bigsby, did not the do the Tele kit conversion though (with the Faceplate and Mustang bridge). I have a Joe Barden compensated Bridge, with brass saddles. I just strung the strings over the brass saddles to the Bigsby. I had to file away a little section on the back on the tele baseplate for each string to pass through without friction. When I first string it up, there was not enough string tension going over the the saddles to keep the strings from buzzing and moving around. I added a neck shim to the guitar to increase the neck angle, therefore rasing bridge saddles and increasing string angle to the Bigsby. This worked great, except now bigsby would not return to pitch after bending. I think brass seems to have more friction then something like chrome, and the strings are sticking on the bridge with increased string angle. Another thing that I discovered is that I don't like the action of the Bigsby as much as do on my Gretsch. Also, I think visually the Bigsby makes the guitar look too crowded. But I now have four holes on the top of my beautiful sunburst Tele Custom body. (Its an Allparts body) My question is, should I keep going with this and investigate the Tele bigsby coversion kit or just pull the Bigsby off and live with the holes in the guitar. Will a mustang style bridge help with the action of the Bigsby and tuning stability? If I go back to guitar sans Bigsby, anyone know of a good way to repair holes with Poly finish?