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Old 10-07-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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Guitar bridges that do not require Routing?

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I'm looking for a bridge for the guitar that i am building that does not require additional routing. The only specification I'm looking for is for it to have some type of vibrato system. Are Bigsbys the only ones like this? Thanks, and apologies if this topic has been answered already.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:45 PM   #2
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Yeah the Bigsby type trem is your best option. There are some similar trems that are less expensive
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One Option....


I've got one, I like it.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:38 AM   #5
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Depends on the guitar. There are several trems for guitars like the Les Paul that don't require routing (Stetsbar, etc.). The Bigsby with a Vibramate works, too. But none of them work as well as a Floyd Rose or a Kahler, both of which require routing. The Kahler requires routing only on the top of the guitar (there's no separate spring cavity on the back of the guitar).
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:06 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Invader Jim
You could track down one of these

Only if you don't mind NEVER getting a tremolo for your Les! Did these work at all? I've never heard/used one.
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