#1
Hi everyone soon i am to make a guitar and i was thinking of buying a bigsby B5 for my new guitar (which will be a telecaster) now i havnt had that much experience with bigsby so i have some questions.

1. is this a good bridge? will it stay in tune?
2. will i need anything to help it stay in tune?
3.is there any better bigsby that will fit a telecaster around this price?


thanks
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#2
Maybe this will help.
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#3
Locking tuners and a roller bridge will help with tuning stability.

But even with those it still wont be perfectly stable, though it will make for an awesome guitar.
I've got a bigsby on my tele and its great
#4
1. It's not a bridge. It's a tailpiece. They don't stay in tune if you use it a lot.
2. To help it stay in tune, locking tuners would probably do the trick, along with GraphitAll nut lubricant.
3. No. Bigsby is a company of it's own. I certainly wouldn't buy a Bigsby vibrato tailpiece from anyone other than the Bigsby company. You can get look-a-likes, but I don't recommend it.
#5
To jump on in here: 1) A bigsby, like most vibrato bridges, has a tendency to fall out of tune when used excessively or violently. Locking tuners, a graphite nut, and a roller bridge will all help you.

2)See 1

3) There are really good quality Licensed Bigsbys sold as the B50/500 models. You could also mount a Stetsbar or a TremKing, which are quite different.
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#6
sooo grover tuners wouldnt be good?
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#7
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sooo grover tuners wouldnt be good?


I believe grover make locking tuners?
#8
there the same grovers as teh ones on an epiphone sg G-400 the real big thick ones
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#9
Locking Tuners aren't an absolute must. I've played a few (read: two) guitars that have had Bigsbys and no other mods whatsoever and they hold tune really well. A Graphite nut or even a roller bridge would be sufficient to properly hold tune. Locking Tuners would help, sure, but it's not like one little wobble and your guitar is totally detuned.
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