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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / poll- if you liked a Bigsby, would you put one on this guitar?

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professor
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May 1st, 2012 07:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I got one of these when they were a MF SDOTD. I like Bigsbys, and I've gone the Vibramate route with some other guitars, so I'm thinking of doing the same here. But is this guitar better left simple?

BTW, it would have to be the B5 Bigsby, as this guitar is too short for the B7.

LP Doublecut Goldtop

(This message was last edited by professor at 07:12 AM, May 1st, 2012)

reverend mikey
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May 1st, 2012 07:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, practically speaking, with only one volume and one tone knob, you won't have to worry about too many knobs hiding under the Bigsby's arm. And the Bigsby will definitely keep it from being neck heavy...

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May 1st, 2012 07:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Its simplicity is part of its beauty, prof, but if a Bigsby is how you roll, go for it.


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May 1st, 2012 07:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey, it's your guitar.



MLC
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May 1st, 2012 09:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Whaddaya mean, "IF you liked a Bigsby"???

Who doesn't like a Bigsby? (;^D)

(please note the smiley face, all you Bigsby-hatin' heathens)


Personally, I think a Bigsby would look awesome on that guitar.

reverendrob
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May 1st, 2012 09:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think you should put a Floyd on it.

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May 1st, 2012 09:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not my cup of tea on an LP. Set up and actual performance can be an issue. (tuning)

I prefer a guitar with straight string angle over the nut and less headstock angle than with a Paul.

I have a Tele I built with a Bigsby and like it.

I wouldn't go drillen' holes in that thang.

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May 1st, 2012 10:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That guitar is too pretty for a bigsby, but everybody has their own idea of what is cool.

professor
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May 1st, 2012 10:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No drilling with the Vibramate. Easy on, easy off. If I don't like it I'll put it on the SG.

If I go Floyd I'll also rout out some room for active pickups, do my own custom paint job using tape zig zags and black Krylon for a black and gold EVH effect, and top it off with a custom pickguard.

bitchin'!

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May 1st, 2012 10:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Shudddder!

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May 1st, 2012 11:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Your profile already shows a half dozen Bigsby guitars including a P-90 LP. The difference is the one you already have has the pickup selector switch up high where it belongs. The LP/DC has the switch right where a Bigsby would be in the way of using it.

professor
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May 1st, 2012 12:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was wondering about that. The bigsby arm does stick out though, so it shouldn't make contact. I'll measure to be sure about clearance.

Paul L
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May 1st, 2012 12:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Love that guitar! I'd leave it the way it is, personally.

SonicBlue

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May 1st, 2012 01:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My Photoshop skills are non existent, but that's never stopped me trying.

Yes, I know the B5 is a bit too small and the angle's wrong, and..........

LP+B5

(This message was last edited by SonicBlue at 01:05 PM, May 1st, 2012)

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May 1st, 2012 03:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Its simplicity is part of its beauty, prof, but if a Bigsby is how you roll, go for it."

There it is.

If I liked a Bigsby, I might try and put one on the doorbell.

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May 1st, 2012 03:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No, no and Hell NO! Looks great to me as is.

jmho...

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May 1st, 2012 04:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's your guitar.

That's like asking for a consensus if you should add salt and pepper to something.

Whenever I've considered doing a mod to a guitar of mine, I either do it or I don't. The opinions of others matter this much:



CyberSpy

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May 1st, 2012 05:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

yes

Secret Chief

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May 1st, 2012 05:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If it were me, I'd give it a shot. Using the Virbra-mate, and with an SG that could use the Bigsby if it doesn't work out well on the LP DC, you really have nothing to lose.

I put a Bigsby B3 on my Hamer Echotone, and as much as I love it (with couple custom mods like a longer arm a softer spring) I wish I'd kept it a hardtail and gone for a Maestro equipped SG for my trem needs because I slightly preferred the overall feel with the stop tail. No going back on this particular guitar though.

Echotone with B3

bluesmama
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May 1st, 2012 05:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No, no, no....a thing of beauty as it is. (you wouldn't want to slip and ding that finish installing the thing!)

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