#1
can anyone give me a review on the bigsby tailpiece?

i am looking to put one in my les paul

i play mostly blues influenced metal (kinda metallica, but more guns n roses)

i was also wondering if it the bigsby could be used to dive bomb (not extremely crazy, just a divebomb)?

if you can help thatd be cool
#2
Correct me if I'm wrong, but bigsbys are usually just used for a slight vibrato, not a full out dive bomb.

If you want to dive bomb, get a stetsbar (google).
They're pretty expensive though.
Though maybe a bigsby can do a little dive bomb, I'm not sure.
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#3
neil young has a bigsby.. he did a pretty impressive divebomb on it at the CSNY bethel woods show.


you have to really mash the thing to the body.. not recommended, but doable.
#4
It'll ruin your tuning when you do do the dive bomb (if possible).

Get a stetsbar.

Or a Whammy pedal.
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#5
You can still get good gilmourish solo tone vibrato out of it. Really nice and weepy.
#6
You don't need a bigsby to do dives. Learn to bend the neck
Who's dumber?
The cat that plays with a piece of string for 30 minutes,
Or the guy who dangles the string for 30 minutes?
#7
^ yyeah i dont reccomend that.

spend 200 and get the whammy pedal so you wont go out of tune (the bigsby is gonna be nearly that after installation anyway
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