#1
Think its possible?

I was just thinking about how to mod my Dean DBDT (besides pickups, I'm thinking about a JB/'59 set up and locking tuners)

It has a tune-o-matic bridge, and I'll need a flat-top bigsby vibrato system.

I'm not sure, but I was thinking if there was paint underneath the V plate where the strings come through the body, I could put the bigsby right there. And I could take out the tune-o-matic system.

If possible, I was thinking about stringing it, obviously, through the body and then wrapping the string around the bigsby like you're supposed to.

It's almost 2 inches from the V plate to the end of the guitar, and its a little over 4.5 inches from the bridge to the end of the guitar.

So anyone that has had experience with a bigsby... could you give me a hand?

Here's pictures of my bridge...






#2
I'm not sure on the entire Bigsby vibrato but i'm pretty sure you still need to use the tune o matic for intonation adjustments since the strings are meant to be strung through the bigsby and then go to the t.o.m and then to the machine head. Anyway I can't have much else to say besides that it would seem like a waste of money and to just spend it on a kahler or just to buy a guitar with a tremolo system.
#3
^ yeah

Unless you're planning on using that guitar for blues or something that need a subtle vibrato, the bigsby isn't going to do much.
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#4
Horseshoe system is easily installed on that thing
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#5
It was just a crazy idea I had. I sorta wanna make the Dean my new "play thing." So crazy ideas have to start somewhere.

I was thinking I could adjust the bigsby and make it work like a vintage tremolo, by replacing the spring with a thinner one.

Whats a horseshoe system?
#6
^It's a style of bigsby bridge that looks like a horseshoe. Anyway if you were going to install any style of tremolo you might as well just go all out and install a Kahler flat mount on it.
#7
Quote by azn_guitarist25
^It's a style of bigsby bridge that looks like a horseshoe. Anyway if you were going to install any style of tremolo you might as well just go all out and install a Kahler flat mount on it.


The bigsby really wouldn't work unless there was paint underneath the V plate (I'd remove it for extra room) and I highly doubt there is.

Can you link me a Kahler flat mount?