#1
I was wondering how hard it is to take off a bigsby tremolo and replace it with a stop bar. The thing is that I was thinking about getting the Epiphone Riviera here: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Limited-Edition-Riviera-Custom-P93-Electric-Guitar?sku=516284#new

But it has a bigsby. The thing is that I don't want to be bothered with it, and also, I don't like how it looks.

It was thinking I'd replace it with this: http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Tailpiece-Stop-Bar?sku=306101#new

So, is this a job that could be done at home or not?

If not I was going to buy the Epiphone Casino. (Also, if anyone has either of these guitars, how do they sound high gain? And is the feedback easy to control and manipulate?)

thanks
#2
Yes, it is a fairly easy conversion, but WHY?????? Bigsby's are amazing
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#3
Tuning, restringing, I don't like how it looks. :P

I'll definitely have to drill holes, though, right?
#4
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I was wondering how hard it is to take off a bigsby tremolo and replace it with a stop bar. The thing is that I was thinking about getting the Epiphone Riviera here: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Limited-Edition-Riviera-Custom-P93-Electric-Guitar?sku=516284#new

But it has a bigsby. The thing is that I don't want to be bothered with it, and also, I don't like how it looks.

It was thinking I'd replace it with this: http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Tailpiece-Stop-Bar?sku=306101#new

So, is this a job that could be done at home or not?
Installing the stopbar is the easy part. Fixing the holes left behind by the Bigsby will be tougher. A lot tougher

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If not I was going to buy the Epiphone Casino.
That would make more sense if you don't want the Bigsby.

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(Also, if anyone has either of these guitars, how do they sound high gain? And is the feedback easy to control and manipulate?)

thanks
Ask Uncle Ted. He seems to have the knack for manipulating feedback with a hollowbody, although he tends to prefer the Byrdland.

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#5
Right, maybe I'll just go with the Casino. I wouldn't want some gaping holes left in the body (lol) and covering them up does seem hard.
#6
You are making the right decision. Take off that Bigsby and give it to me. Then everyone can be happy!