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Old 01-19-2013, 08:21 PM   #1
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Bigsby on a Strat?

Hey,
I want to install a bigsby bridge on my strat, but I have two questions:
1) Have any of you done this before? I looked for some kind of tut on Google, but I couldn't find one
2) Which model/ type of bigsby should I use? These seem to be my two best options:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/WD-Musi...660-i1129442.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Bigsby-...203-i1322868.gc
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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no you can't, well not easily anyway.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:30 PM   #3
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Well, it just looks like you put a tune-o-matic bridge thing (excuse my noobness) where the stock bridge is and screw the tremolo behind it
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:35 PM   #4
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Well, it just looks like you put a tune-o-matic bridge thing (excuse my noobness) where the stock bridge is and screw the tremolo behind it
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True, but what are you going to do with the big hole in the guitar where the trem block goes? It's kinds hard to anchor a TOM post in nothing.

Now if it is a Hard tail strat go for it you wont have that issue. But if it is a strat with a trem you'll find it very difficult
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:47 PM   #5
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True, but what are you going to do with the big hole in the guitar where the trem block goes? It's kinds hard to anchor a TOM post in nothing.

Now if it is a Hard tail strat go for it you wont have that issue. But if it is a strat with a trem you'll find it very difficult


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Old 01-19-2013, 08:53 PM   #6
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this?

That is interesting, I have never seen that before.
Looks pretty cool except I don't like the barrel style bridge saddles, they are a bitch to intonate and with a Bigsby I would want individual saddles
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:02 PM   #7
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:04 PM   #8
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It's been done.


is this yours or someone else's?
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:32 PM   #9
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Why would you want to put a bigsby on a strat? You already have a trem. If you think it will stay in tune better, forget it, it won't.
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Why would you want to put a bigsby on a strat? You already have a trem. If you think it will stay in tune better, forget it, it won't.


It seems kind of ridiculous, but I wanna be able to pull up and down... hahaha
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It seems kind of ridiculous, but I wanna be able to pull up and down... hahaha



you are going for the wrong kind of trem...try looking for a floyd rose or double lockin type trem system
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you are going for the wrong kind of trem...try looking for a floyd rose or double lockin type trem system

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Or any floating type trem. My PRS has a floating trem it goes up and down. you can make a strat float it just requires a proper setup
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You can pull up on a strat. I'm playing one right now. It's not an endless pull up like a bigsby, but you can adjust it to do a half step or more. That's how it's designed.
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It seems kind of ridiculous, but I wanna be able to pull up and down... hahaha


Angle your strat's bridge... Thats what I do whenever I feel like de-hardtailing my strat.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:50 PM   #15
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Angle your strat's bridge about 1/8th inch forward, get locking tuners and an LSR roller nut.

Problem solved. It won't stay in 100% like a Floyd will, but it will be pretty damn close. Especially if you are using one of the new modern 2-point trems like on the American series.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:05 PM   #16
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Jesus Christ, I just want to put a bigsby on my strat.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:19 PM   #17
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Jesus Christ, I just want to put a bigsby on my strat.



well in that case go ahead but it wont be cheap or easy especially if your strat is already and has the strat style trem

itll probabaly be alot easier if it was a hard tail strat
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:18 AM   #18
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Then dowit! One cool thing you can do is rip all the strings off with a bigsby, watch the live video of Neil Young playing rockin in a free world on snl, at then end he blows all of his strings off by ripping up on the bigsyby. Kind of a cool way to end a show.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:51 AM   #19
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It isn't worth it. Especially on a strat
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:09 AM   #20
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Jesus Christ, I just want to put a bigsby on my strat.

Dont come here asking for advice and then act like a little asshole. Every one here has tried to give you good advice in several diffrent points.

No one here has said you can't do it, just that it will be a job to do it right. Also you have been given ways that you can get the type of pull up you want from a standard bridge.
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