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Old 02-02-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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ITT: Teles with Bigsbys

I recently got myself a MIA Standard Telecaster very much like this one

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And I've been thinking about putting a Bigsby trem on it, but I'd like to see more teles with Bigsbys (apart from what google images can offer me).

I'm also wondering about how much one will affect the tone of my tele because people claim that it changes it.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:43 PM   #2
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Y,know there is a curse put on people who put bigsby trems on a tele
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:44 PM   #3
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Also john 5 has a bigsby tele
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:49 PM   #4
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Y,know there is a curse put on people who put bigsby trems on a tele



tell me more about such curse
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:16 PM   #5
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I put a B5 on my SG and I love it - it's not the most versatile tremolo, but it's just so purrty!
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:21 PM   #6
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the curse is basically a bad luck superstition. Supposedly, Leo Fender borrowed a guitar from Bigsby, himself, and shortly after Leo returned the guitar, Leo releases a similar headstock design. So people claim it's bad juju to put a Bigsby on a Fender.

Yes, it will also change your tone a little. not in a bad way, in my opinion.

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Old 02-05-2013, 07:40 AM   #7
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They are basically a vintage surface mounted non-locking Floyd in that you can both raise and lower the pitch of the strings.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:53 AM   #8
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They are basically a vintage surface mounted non-locking Floyd in that you can both raise and lower the pitch of the strings.


Minus the range of a Floyd, ie, no divebombs
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Minus the range of a Floyd, ie, no divebombs


that's okay I only need it to do surf type stuff and make 'shake' sounds with full chords
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:51 PM   #10
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They pretty much do what a fender strat trem can do and stay in tune but with no extra routing.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:53 PM   #11
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I'm planning on putting one on my next tele/parts build. It's expose to take a little of the high end away since the string length is longer than normal, maybe that with a heavier gage string will give it a more distinct sound. And they just look plain sexy
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:27 AM   #12
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For surf, it'd be purrrfect! Looks awesome too! Most important piece of any trem set up is how well your strings slide over the bridge and nut. Any binding and you will have a tuning nightmare.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:03 PM   #13
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Will I have to do any screwing around with my neck to get it to intonate properly?
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:00 PM   #14
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Nope. Just need a well set up nut. Also apparently thanks tonkurt cobain for that video! Ive been looking for that one for agggges where phil does the hotel california thing!
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:51 PM   #15
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Bigsbys look awful on a tele I think
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:02 PM   #16
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Bigsbys look awful on a tele I think


well to each his own, I used to be of the same camp.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:34 PM   #17
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I put a B5 on the tele I built. You can check out a pic of it here

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/...zpsac189649.jpg
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