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Offline geeware

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Bigsby B7 on a Washburn HB30 ?
« on: February 09, 2010, 09:07:26 AM »
Hi guys,

I was wondering if anyone has ever mount a Bigsby B7 on a HB30 ?

I discovered Vibramate through a friend who use a Vibramate V5 with a Bigsby B5 on a Les Paul. I also saw that a Vibramate V5 with a Bigsby B5 will fit most of hollow body guitars (so I guess it'll work with my HB30). But I really prefer the looking of a Bigsby B7.

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Offline Doc Helliday

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Bigsby B7 on a Washburn HB30 ?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010, 02:34:16 PM »
I dont know if Washburn spacing is the same as Gibson spacing so the vibramate might not be an option. I put a Bigsby B3 on my semi hollow. It doesnt have the tension bar, like the B7 or B5. Which is nice, since i hate the look of the tension bar. The B3 is made for thinner guitars like the Gretsch Duo Jet, or Les Paul and since it sits so far back it gives a nice tension and angle to the string. Plus, restringing with a tension bar is a pain in the butt.

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 02:37:37 PM »
heres a pic or two:




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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2010, 09:28:44 AM »
Thanks for your answer... Well, i'll try... If it doesn't fit, I'll resell it.

I'll keep you in touch, if somebody is interrested.
 

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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2010, 01:09:48 PM »
Here's a bigsby on a J6.  It also has an extra knob on the upper right.  NOTE: This is not an endorsement or recommendation, it just seemed curious to me.



« Last Edit: March 18, 2010, 01:11:24 PM by marllr »
 

Offline geeware

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2010, 02:09:10 PM »
Well', as I though the B7 with V7 does not fit, so I resold it on eBay and bought a B5 with Vibramate V5.

It would have looked nicer with a B7, but the B5 looks good, and I have (finally) my Bigsby.

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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010, 04:25:36 AM »
I totally forgot to post some pics, so for those who are interrested, here are two pics.


« Last Edit: July 23, 2010, 04:26:22 AM by geeware »