#1
ok well before i cut out the body and add the bridge etc. to my grestch build

in about 9 months i'll be old enough to get a actual job and when i have some money i would probably change the bridge to a bigsby like this one here
http://www.guitarparts.co.nz/cart/Details.cfm?ProdID=574&category=

is it possible to convert the bridge for a tune o matic to a bigsby

thanks

(also anyone know the scale length of epiphones)

also again if i had a 25.5 inch scale would the 25.5 end at the tailpiece or the actual bridge that the strings run over
Last edited by DANGERSTRANGER at Mar 7, 2009,
#2
My bass teacher who is also a luthier said to me the other day go from where the d string sits in the saddle to the nut, well at least thats what I think he said.
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#3
dude, this is exactly what you need - no holes, no need to figure out where it should go etc
if its a flattop that is!

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dude, this is exactly what you need - no holes, no need to figure out where it should go etc
if its a flattop that is!


That thing looks awesome.
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#5
yeah, go with the bigsby hendriko recommended, if not get an archtop bigsby, it should just fit behind the TOM saddles
#6
are you going to use a stop bar behind the TOM? i would recommend using this http://www.allparts.com/store/tailpieces-trapeze-tailpieces-tp-0412-010,Product.asp in place of a stopbar if that is/was the plan, then a bigsby can be directly substituted without having to worry about old holes showing
#7
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dude, this is exactly what you need - no holes, no need to figure out where it should go etc
if its a flattop that is!

That's ****ing genius. Once I get my tele, I'm getting one of those for it.
#8
^tell me bout it - if they had it for LPs i'd be all over it!

my bro's ordered one, should be here tomorrow

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#9
Perhaps I'm reading the posts wrong, but you do realize that a Bigsby is a tailpiece, and not a bridge, correct? In addition to the Bigsby, you will still need a bridge, and that could still be (though I wouldn't recommend it) your Tune-O-Matic. I would highly recommend a roller bridge, the wound strings won't get caught and throw the guitar out of tune.
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