Howdy, I'm looking into putting a trem on my Epi LP. I was wondering what would work best. I like the looks of the bigsby, but I've heard mixed reviews of them. I'm not dumb enough to be thinking of doing this on my own, so I figured I would ask around here. I'm not dead set on this, but I like the way the trem works on my old Kawai jazz guitar (the only problem with that one is that I don't like taking it to gigs).
With the neck angle of a Les Paul, bigsby is probably your best bet. I've heard of people putting Kahlers or Floyds on them, but I think you might have to do more modification.
the kahler 2200 series is good for the LP cause it just slides on the poles for the current bridge.
I personally think tremelo bridges are very ugly on LPs; it just doesn't look right to me. But Bigsbys are good on LPs.
Bigsby and stetsbar. but personally, trems on a les paul look aweful, imo.
I don't think looks matter in this situation. Putting a tremolo on a Les Paul definitely has a practical use.
I think Bigsbys looks classy as hell on Les Pauls
+1 to Bigsby. They look good, and you won't have to mangle your ax to get it to work.
i hate bigsbys,