Dadgum, that's awesome, right there.Everyone who told you "no" is wrong. My Japanese '62 Custom reissue is the bomb w/ the Bigsby. And very functional. Doesn't go out of tune. And guess what? If you don't want to use it, just don't use it! But it's there when you want a nice chord vibrato or you want to rockabilly out.
And don't worry about your Classic Vibe '50s. I installed a hipshot B/G bender on mine and it works like a charm. No tuning issues and the guitar seems to love it.
****! This thread is turning out to be all kinds of nasty!! Killer axe...I think they look cool as hell on a tele...I don't have much experience actually playing bigsby equipped teles but the few that I have played sound perfectly fine to me. As for the tuning issues, I only use it to add a bit of shimmer to the end of chord progressions and lead phrases so I'm not so concerned with that part. My next tele will most definitely be bigsby equipped. In fact, here's the inspiration for my next guitar...some may find it blasphemous...I find it GORGEOUS!
absolutely! I'm GAS'n hard for one. Actually I've already knocked the idea around with Mr. Kirn. Can't pull the trigger quite yet as I'm in the process of getting funds saved up to do it! Can't wait!****! This thread is turning out to be all kinds of nasty!! Killer axe...
I bought a Bigsby months ago for my CVC and still haven't installed it but not really worried about tuning issues. Get the Vibramate and just remove the Bigsby if you don't like it.Am thinking about doing it with a very sweet Squire Classic Vibe 50's. The thing is it really stays in tune well, which could mean it might take a Bigsby well and hold tune, or I could end up putting good money out for the Bigsby and start having tuning problems. That would be my only hesitation. What say ye?
Indeed, going to do the whole Vibramate thing, the one made for a Tele and even the Vibramate spoiler for easier string changes. I'm even more pumped to do it now.I bought a Bigsby months ago for my CVC and still haven't installed it but not really worried about tuning issues. Get the Vibramate and just remove the Bigsby if you don't like it.