where to get longer 9" bigsby arm?

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  1. Mr Benn

    Mr Benn Member

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    i'm looking to replace the standard 7" bigsby arm with the longer type,can't seem to find them anymore :confused:
    anyone found em?
     
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    It's not the size of the boat it is the motion of the ocean guys.

    Sorry I am bored. See my sick wife thread.

    Seriously, why the need?
     
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    There are two principle reasons for longer Bigsby arms:

    1) Ease of reach and comfort.
    2) Leverage...torque-arm-moment.
     
  5. Mr Benn

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    sweet,thanks for that!
    it's for an ES 135 and the bridge is further forward than usual on most gibsons so if i fit a regular bigsby arm the tip will barely reach an inch past the bridge

    here's a regular arm on a 135,it's too short IMO

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