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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / Spring for Bigsby Tele



Jan 25th, 2018 09:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hi everybody
I have a Tele with Bigsby. I also have a Gretsch 6120 with Bigsby.
The problem is that the spring that comes with Bigsby, and also all the ones that I have found in sparepart companys like Goldo etc, are too hard for Teles if you compare to the way they work on a Gretsch. Those springs all work fine on the Gretsch.
It's quite easy to tell why if you just look at the construction of the two guitars (Gretsch bridge being much taller than the Tele) but does anybody know of a spring that make the Tele as soft as the Gretsch.
I like my Bigsbys to be pretty much be flat and not pointing much upwards which of course doesn't help but still it could be solved by a softer spring.

All the best
Henrik Krogh

(This message was last edited by HKC at 11:55 AM, Jan 25th, 2018)

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El Californio

Jan 25th, 2018 12:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

Reverend guitar co. offers a "soft touch" Bigbsy replacement spring that might work for you, available...

Here (Read the reviews too)

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Pueblo, Co

Pulu si bagumba!
Jan 25th, 2018 01:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

One of these days.... Been wanting to either get a tele with a bigsby or mod one that I already have.


New Jersey

I'm back with the otters again
Jan 25th, 2018 01:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

I believe teles are the best guitar for a bigsby

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