#1
well, if you've seen my other threads, i have a epiphone g-400, and i was thinking about throwing a bigsby on it...so a few questions:

1. obvious question, bigsby, yay or nay?

2. how difficult would it be to put it on myself?

3. How would it be for kinda, harder rock stuff? possibly wouldn't get much use, so it'd stay in tune longer, but i heard they give better sustain so...yeah..
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#2
Well, there's a fair number of hard rock artists that use a Bigsby, Neil Young being the most obvious one to come to mind. No harm in putting it on.

Dunno if the sustain would be any better.

I don't think they're too especially hard to put on.
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#3
Neil Young plays hard rock?

TS, I wanted to put a Bigsby on my Epi LP, but many people advised against it as it was apparently costly and tricky to put on. This is what I was told. The music store employees said a Bigsby would run me $250 CDN, but I have no idea if that's right or not.
#4
i looked online and apparently the one for an sg type body is $105 american...not bad if you ask me

so did you ever get around to doing it?
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#5
travis stever uses one

they seem pretty awesome, i might put one on my les paul.
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#6
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travis stever uses one

they seem pretty awesome, i might put one on my les paul.



haha...he gave me the idea
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#8
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Bigsbys are the worst tremolos ever...


good talk...any experience there?... care to elaborate?...
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#9
Bigsby should be perfect for light vibrato effects, just don't try pulling off any Dragonforce-esque divebombing. If you're good with woodworking, the drilling and whatnot should be simple.
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#10
I wouldn't imagine it being to difficult but for hard rock/metal I don't see a whole lot of people use them. I know Angus Young used them occasionally though on his sg's.
#11
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Bigsbys are the worst tremolos ever...

are you serous? Just because it doesn't do divebombs doesnt make it inferior to the heavy metal ones! I love em, but to each his own.
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#12
Quote by DrNick
Bigsby should be perfect for light vibrato effects, just don't try pulling off any Dragonforce-esque divebombing. If you're good with woodworking, the drilling and whatnot should be simple.



that's what the thought was behind it...i was thinking about getting like a floyd or something, but i realized i wouldn't be using it too much...just a light touch at the end of songs, chords, whatever...
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#13
Actually my dad has a Telecaster with one so I have alot of experience. It is alright for slight tremolo effects not if you want to do anything drastic like dive bombs. Tuning stability kinda sucks also.

I'm not sure if you can put a Kahler on an SG but I would do that.
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#14
i don't know about sustain, but to get any real use out of it i would put in locking tuners, as long as you don't expect any sort of divebombs it'd be ok i guess

EDIT: to the guy talking about a kahler, you can put one on an sg, and now that i think about it, it'd probably be a better way to go in my opinion, they're just a more versatile bridge i think, and wouldn't be too much more expensive than a real bigsby
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Neil Young plays hard rock?



Ever heard "Like a Hurricane"? About half of his musical output is this sort of grungy hard rock.
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#16
These guys claim to have a tremolo arm that would be easy to fit onto your guitar:
http://www.stetsbar.com/index.html
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#17
ok so if i want tuning stability, i'd need to pus some locking tuners on, how much would that run me up?

also, since people are talking about kahlers, those things are like $300...jesus, lol worth more than the guitar i wanna put it on...or am i looking at the wrong model...links?


oh, and if i did go with a kahler, would i have to put locking tuners on those too?...and what would be the difference? can kahlers do all the crazy divebombing stuff? 'cuz if they can, i might go with one...but the price difference is way to big 'cuz i won't be using it that much...
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#18
Quote by Chad11491
i don't know about sustain, but to get any real use out of it i would put in locking tuners, as long as you don't expect any sort of divebombs it'd be ok i guess

EDIT: to the guy talking about a kahler, you can put one on an sg, and now that i think about it, it'd probably be a better way to go in my opinion, they're just a more versatile bridge i think, and wouldn't be too much more expensive than a real bigsby

you can put a kahler on an sg? i might try that, but it would only be a substitute for my dream guitar, a les paul with a floyd rose.

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#19
Quote by bobby_splax
ok so if i want tuning stability, i'd need to pus some locking tuners on, how much would that run me up?

also, since people are talking about kahlers, those things are like $300...jesus, lol worth more than the guitar i wanna put it on...or am i looking at the wrong model...links?


oh, and if i did go with a kahler, would i have to put locking tuners on those too?...and what would be the difference? can kahlers do all the crazy divebombing stuff? 'cuz if they can, i might go with one...but the price difference is way to big 'cuz i won't be using it that much...

kahlers are like floyd roses, essentially

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#20
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kahlers are like floyd roses, essentially

so would i have to put like...a locking nut in as well? and would tuning be as much of a burden as it is on a floyd rose? 'cuz for some light vibrato i don't think i'd wanna go through all that trouble
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#21
For what you're are looking for I would recommend you to stick with the bigsby.
#22
Tuning with any locking nut is more complex than regular tuning but its still do-able. You should get a roller bridge also, that plus a locking nut will really help your tuning stability.
#23
so if i were to just put on a bigsby, i should still put on a locking nut...or just locking tuners?...or both?...price on those? links
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#24
Locking tuners would probably work, with a graphite nut or something to keep the strings lubricated.
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#25
ok so basically how much would i have to spend all together?

the bigsby is like $105

so how much would locking tuners be? or a new nut...or both?
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