#1
I need a definite answer with proof. On the Bigsby website, it says that the B3 is for thin solid body electrics or thin acoustics. I also read somewhere (and I can't find that somewhere today) that B3's were good on SG's. Now I much rather prefer the look of the B3 on an SG over a B5, but now everywhere I look and ask, people are telling me only a B5 will work on an SG. So, once and for all, will a Bigsby B3 Vibrato work on a Gibson SG? Thanks.

#2
email gibson about it.
oh wait, they suck and probably won't get back to you.

email bigsby about it.

imo, i'm not sure if the dimensions are right for an sg. the strap button latch thing might be too long it looks like.
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#3
The B3 is for thin ARCHTOPPED semi's and solids.

The B5 is for flat tops, like the SG.
#4
This is your sign telling you to get a LYRE!
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#5
NO! I refuse to get a lyre! And I'm now gonna go find you people a pic of an SG w. a B3 to prove you guys wrong.

#7
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#9
**** it, just put a Maestro on it.
#10
cool dude, now go get one.
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#11
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**** it, just put a Maestro on it.


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#12
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**** it, just put a Maestro on it.

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#13
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cool dude, now go get one.


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You're pushing it.

#14
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Wolfmother!

Yeah, I guess it could work. The B5 is built for flat-top guitars, which i what the SG is (duh) and I wouldn't want to risk it.
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#15
Quote by wolfy808
Wolfmother!

Yeah, I guess it could work. The B5 is built for flat-top guitars, which i what the SG is (duh) and I wouldn't want to risk it.



I was waiting for you to show up! I remembered your profile pic was a shot of Andrew at that concert.

Anyway, I'm hoping I can return it if it doesn't fit but the B3 just looks so much better pics will be provided once I get it on there.

EDIT: wolfy, do you have a source for that pic?

Last edited by SaintsofNowhere at Mar 10, 2009,
#16
Damn you! I now have the urge to install a Bigsby on my SG now!

Also, as long as you return all the screws and such with receipt of purchase, I'm sure they'll refund you.

The pic on my profile was made by my brother on photoshop.
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Yamaha Acoustic Guitar
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Roland Cube 30 Bass
Modded "St. Louis" Wah
Dunlop .88 Tortex picks
Last edited by wolfy808 at Mar 10, 2009,
#17
anybody remember the name of that device that allows you install a bigsby on an sg without drilling holes?
#18
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anybody remember the name of that device that allows you install a bigsby on an sg without drilling holes?


imgooley has a link to it, he gave it to me in one of my other threads. I shall find.

And to wolfy, do it. They're sexy on an SG.

#20
^ i must have one.
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Mesa/Boogie Mark IV + Recto 2x12
Keeley Modded BD-2
Vox V847a
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