#1
rumor has it that bigsby trems suck ass. is this true? what kinda movement do they have? are the more like a floyd rose or more like the trem found on strats?


and are duncan hot rails single coils or humbuckers? are they any good? if so fer what styles?
#2
personally i like bigsbys , they are smooth and easy to use but you cant do alot of divebombs meaning u cannot decrease the pitch too much , but it is good cause it keeps the strings in tune, its more of a jazz thing , try one out

as for the hot rails they are humbuckers but they are small so they fit into a single coil spot. they are very trebly , good for ska punk hardrock
#3
bigsby was the orginal, they will always be the best, and they make a gretsch hollowbody what it is
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#4
Bigsbys are more for making vibrato than for dives and whatnot.
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#5
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Bigsbys are more for making vibrato than for dives and whatnot.


exactly, they're good for what they're meant to do.
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#6
And the "tuning issues" while valid, are not really that bad. Once I get the strings on my Riviera stretched, I have absolutely no problem keeping it in tune when I play live. I understand things would get even better if I get a rolling bridge...but I haven't gotten around to that.

Go here for more on this: http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/tuningprobs.htm
-Epiphone Riviera w/ Bigsby and Gibson 490r/498t combo
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#7
Before I forget...it does make loading new strings a bisnatch!!!
-Epiphone Riviera w/ Bigsby and Gibson 490r/498t combo
-Epiphone Es-333 Delonge Edition
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#10
I like Bigsby's. They aren't meant for FR style divebombs, but give a nice, subtle vibrato. Tuning isn't really an issue if you use it right.

The moral: Don't play "Eruption" with a Bigsby
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#11
Quote by Pansy Frank
so the bigsby doesn't come with a rolling bridge? is the bigsby on the fender j5 any good?


Some Bigsbys come with a rolling bridge, others don't. They have different models.

The Bigsby on the J5 is fine.

Don't get a Bigsby if want a "whammy bar". They give a more subtle effect, like really crazy string bending.