#1
Alright, so I'm working on a top secret project and I don't have a guitar shop nearby to go to right away to find this out myself. With a Bigsby trem, how much rotation is there in the axle at its furthest? And just to clarify (since I don't know much about Bigsbys in detail and have never played one) a Bigsby only goes one way (down), right?

Thanks.
#2
if its set up well you can get a little upward pull on a bigsby. I dont know their range though :/
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#5
The handle end of the Bigsby on my archtop travels down 1" to 1 1/2" when pushed, a little over 1" up on the pull. It's end is 3" above the pickguard to start. I didn't know the were that far above everything in there neutral position.
Also, they should be screwed down to the guitar's top if you've got a hollowbody, use a roller type bridge for best performance as well as the locking tuners.
#6
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The handle end of the Bigsby on my archtop travels down 1" to 1 1/2" when pushed, a little over 1" up on the pull. It's end is 3" above the pickguard to start.


Thanks! May I ask how long the handle is? Directly from the axle to the end you measured, if possible.
#7
bigsbys can be upward aswell.... or at elast..mine can.. bigsbys are mroe for like, going a half step in either direction... nothing major..more for subtleness than a reg trem.
#8
Yeah, I've played a Bigsby before but don't have one around or close by to check out.

It's for a mod idea I have, and all I need now to start sketching is the amount of rotation on the axle either way. Thanks!