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Offline Thogge

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Bigsby for HB30?
« on: September 01, 2012, 05:46:13 PM »
Considering "Bigsbying" my dear HB30 from -97.
I know that B5 with Vibramate V5 will work.
Can anybody recommend a better solution?

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Re: Bigsby for HB30?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012, 07:43:26 PM »
If installing a Bigsby, do yourself a serious favor... also replace tune-o-matic with a $30 roller bridge.
See StewMac.

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Re: Bigsby for HB30?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 06:21:13 PM »
Absolutely Rocket...I don't know how may Bigsby tail pieces I've seen installed with stagnate bridges.  It's like buying a Slip & Slide and not hooking up the water!

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Re: Bigsby for HB30?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 04:22:39 PM »
Absolutely Rocket...I don't know how may Bigsby tail pieces I've seen installed with stagnate bridges.  It's like buying a Slip & Slide and not hooking up the water!
Exactly!... then the players whine about rebounding off-pitch.

Although I'm guilty of owning a Custom Riviera with a Tune-O-matic. In defense, if I ever played it, I would have installed a roller.
It's destined for the 2012 CRUGE.

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Re: Bigsby for HB30?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2012, 11:06:33 PM »
Delayed answer, but thanks for advice!
A roller bridge seems necessary.
Was recommended not to do it with a B5.
A Bigsby without tension bar should work
better, I heard.
Could mean no go since I not want
the tailpiece holes to be exposed or filled.

/T