#1
I've always wanted a guitar with a bigsby. I got the epiphone les paul - zakk wylde edition, and i was wondering would it do any good with a bigsby? do you think it would look ugly? i really want a bigsby and i don't think im going to get another guitar. does anyone have a picture of anyone ever doing this? i don't think anyone has! please help!
#3
I cant remember where but I saw one recently, kind of a ying-yang of old and new symbolism.
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#4
make sure its a gold bigsby. It will look very sexy. Id also look into a graphtech self lubricating nut for a little bit more tuning stability.
#5
I'd also suggest a bridge with roller saddles and a nut with rollers as well. But I think it would be pretty badass with a bigsby.
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#7
i'd make one in a simulator and see if it looks as good as you may think. i'm pretty sure the simulators have the bullseye pattern
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#10
Quote by OneMcChicken
Should I go for a bigsby b5 or b7


If you wanna do it without damage....

#11
That looks like an awesome idea! I am thinking of maybe doing that. it does look like it would cause no damage or anything. I just wonder if it still sound the same compared to installing it originally
#12
On the B5 or B7 question, definitely the B7. I'm a huge fan of the B5, but the B7 just looks right on an LP.

EDIT: Forgot the most important aspect, a B5 will not work on your Les Paul. B5s are made for solid top guitars whereas the B7 is made for carved tops. The ZW LP is a carved top, so you'll have to go B7. Hope that helps!
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#13
hmmm. so i do have to go with the b7? i see a lot of les pauls with the b5 though. does it make a big difference?
#14
That picture the guy posted is of a vibramate. I got one for my Tele, its a different model obviously, but they work awesome. Just make sure you buy the Original Bigsby, and not the Licensed Bisgsby. Although it may be cheaper, its not as good quality, and it will NOT fit the vibramate mount.

I bought mine off a certified seller on Ebay cause it was cheaper, but I think you can order directly from them...

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#17
i hope you'll get the EMG's out otherwise a epiphone zakk wylde with bigsby will be like worshipping a devil in a christian church or letting you're pig have a mudbad in a mosque.

i have to say a bigsby on a zakk wylde bulls-eye would look badass
#18
Quote by OneMcChicken
hmmm. so i do have to go with the b7? i see a lot of les pauls with the b5 though. does it make a big difference?


The one's you see with the B5 are flat tops, which I was surprised o see so many of when I was researching Bigsbys myself. I am very positive in the statement that you will need a B7 on the Zakk Wylde LP. Go to Google and put in "Bigsby B5 B7" and click the top link, that should answer your question very well.
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#19
Okay. Thanks for the heads up. I'm going to probably buy a b7 off of the website or eBay. Thanks everyone for your help.
#20
No problem man, I'll need to see pics when the job is done
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