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with any bigsby trem any tuning problems are most likely a result of poor maintenance or failure to understand what a bigsby is meant to do. but naturally any trem will throw the guitar out of tune occasionally.

basically they are only designed to give you a tiny amount of pitch bending that's barely enough for your ear to recognise a change in pitch, it's that subtle. pushing it a bit further is more likely cause tuning problems. you'll get a lot more range out of a strat trem, and a good quality strat that is set up right should hold tuning almost as well as a bigsby. if you want the range of the strat trem you'd be best off getting a better strat rather than a gretsch with a bigsby.
Rig Winter 2017:

Fender Jazzmaster/Yamaha SG1000
Boss TU-3, DS-2, CS-3, EHX small stone, Danelectro delay
Laney VC30-112 with G12H30 speaker, or Session Rockette 30 for smaller gigs
Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
Shure SM57 mic in front of the amp
#3
Quote by Blompcube
with any bigsby trem any tuning problems are most likely a result of poor maintenance or failure to understand what a bigsby is meant to do. but naturally any trem will throw the guitar out of tune occasionally.

basically they are only designed to give you a tiny amount of pitch bending that's barely enough for your ear to recognise a change in pitch, it's that subtle. pushing it a bit further is more likely cause tuning problems. you'll get a lot more range out of a strat trem, and a good quality strat that is set up right should hold tuning almost as well as a bigsby. if you want the range of the strat trem you'd be best off getting a better strat rather than a gretsch with a bigsby.



okay thanks