#1
I have a 1976 ibanez les paul and i was wondering how well a bigsby would go on there? i was also wondering if the bigsbly would increase the sustain a little bit. heres a picture of the guitar its going on:

and this is what bigsby i d put on there : http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Bigsby-B7-Arch-Top-SolidBody-Bridge?sku=300207
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solder: 5 dollars
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#2
i think that a bigsby would be great on it, but it IS a vintage guitar, so i wouldn't try to do an invasive mod like that.
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#3
You can put a bigsby on a Les Paul.. Joe Perry has one on some of his.. I don't know about sustain
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#4
well, it wont do much for sustain, but it would work. and a word (or words) of advice: LOCKING TUNERS. bigsbys go out of tune faster than my crappy chinese epiphone
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#5
and i'd also recommend a roller bridge, they also help a lot with bigsby's
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#6
i would say the same, dont touch it. i dont think they make them any more and its a vintage so dnt destroy it
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#7
Quote by mdlizard
i would say the same, dont touch it. i dont think they make them any more and its a vintage so dnt destroy it

yah thats what i was thinking too, i dont wanna put any holes or anything in it but if the bigbsby was really good then i was going to consider it.
Gear:
too much to list

Soldering iron:15 dollars
Amp kit: 500 dollars
solder: 5 dollars
Burning the crap outta your fingers: priceless
#8
Quote by mdlizard
i would say the same, dont touch it. i dont think they make them any more and its a vintage so dnt destroy it

+1

Ibanez LP copies from that era aren't really replaceable, I'd save the LP copy and do it on one of their newer Artist Series guitars.
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