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don't know if thats really neccesary but they look cool.   Pasted as rich text. Bigsby is the best, bar none, but I personally think that the Maestro looks better on SG's than a Bigsby. We have a clear preference and would choose the Maestro every time. Used on some Maestro vibrola builds. why would you want to put a bigsby on it, I would cringe!! The long version replaces a trapeze-style tailpiece, such as found on most archtop guitars, and transmits the string tension to the guitar side. Featured ListingView Listing. with a bigsby you have the "vibramate option" where you buy the vibramate plate and you wont have to drill any gnarly holes in your instrument. I stripped my G400 a while back with the intention to rebuild and the selection of bridges I have as replacements do not fit. Testing how well the Gibson Lyre style trems take dive bombing and other kinds of abuse without going out of tune. ok - point taken - but what is of concern here is whether the bigsby is a big improvement over the maestro. I also feel the maestros LOOK cooler although I'm mostly worried about performance. By Powered by Invision Community. they work pretty well, but you will definitely be tuning your guitar much more than if you had a stop tailpiece. Gibson Exclusive SG Original Electric Guitar (with Maestro Vibrola and Case) No longer available at zZounds The SG Original nails the vibe of one of history's most desirable SG Standards with a slim '60s neck profile, '57 Classic humbuckers and a vibrola tailpiece. I also heard the NICKEL bigsby B5 is the way to go (over chrome) is this true. i think it's mounted by three screws which are right under were the retainer bar would be if i put a bigsby on,but i'm not sure? It also drives me nuts that Bigsby's don't have a full 360 degree arm and the arm is short. I prefer not to drill holes in the guitar in case I want to take off the trem system and sell the guitar down the road. And what kind of nut? :D. Yeah, I’m aware. (And, FWIW, this Vibrola was NOT inferior to a Bigsby!) I have used two vibrato (“tremolo”) systems before, Floyd Rose which I dislike and the Jazzmaster which I really do like. The best place to start if you're new is right below in our "Rules" section. Sell One Like This; Listings Price Guide. Reviews. I just can't decide whether to put on a Vibrola or Bigsby trem. Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by RomanS, Nov 18, 2010.   You cannot paste images directly. This vibrola had Gibson part number GV19, and was designed for use on solid body guitars only. This is a forum where guitarists, from novice to experienced, can explore the world of guitar through a variety of media and discussion. % TP-0420 Fancy Trapeze Tailpiece for ES-175 from $110.00 . Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible. Brand New. I have a vibramate kit and B5 installed on my Tele and I am very happy with it. Bigsby B7 Vibrato Kit Chrome 0868013005. 10. Buy New. You can post now and register later. Thanks for visiting.   Your link has been automatically embedded. New Ground Wire, Nut, Roller Bridge. What's that you've got on the headstock? Bigsbys look best on a Gretsch IMO. Vibrola tailpieces include a licensed version of the Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, earlier version of Maestro Vibrola using roller bridge (U.S. Patent 3,124,991 filed in 1961, issued in 1964), and several in-house Gibson … ESP LTD Viper-400 Baritone RH Guitar - Black Satin w/ Bigsby & Soft Case. I think it's a real classy lookin' vibrato setup. But you’re right that I don’t want to do anything to the guitar that isn’t easily reversible. If you have guitar related questions, use the "Search" field or ask the community. The Purpose of a Roller Bridge Let me know if you want to sell your Maestro. The Maestro appears to be part of the design - the lines of the cover are more in keeping with the sleekness of the guitar. In contrast, the Sideways Vibrola adds considerable mass for little or no practical gain. Vibrato Tailpieces While all guitar tremolo systems are technically "vibrato" systems, in the guitar industry the term has become synonymous with early production Bigsby® tailpieces or later production Gibson® "Vibrola" tailpieces. The Maestro Vibrola worked in the same manner as a Bigsby and was used primarily as a cost-cutting feature, as the company had to buy Bigsbys. and nickel? The Maestro gets a lot of criticism and it's no wonder given the inconsistency in the different options, and the fact they are a complete crapshoot as regards break angle. so go with the bigsby for performance? I really don't like the way a bigsby looks on an SG, for me an SG is pure rock and bigsby's are more rockabilly, if that makes any sense. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. [Question] Vibrola vs. Bigsby on SG? Well, that might hurt Bigsby lovers feelings so I'm not going to go there, yet an honest look at the mechanics involved has to impress upon the observer that a B5 simply is more complicated & involved than a spring steel Maestro Vibrola. Parts. What do you guys think? The weight of the Bigsby counteracts the tendency of SG's to be neck-heavy. I haven't done this, but just a heads up that an Epiphone may have different mounting studs than a Gibson. BlixaFan PAT. Cosmetics wise, installation ease? But I was wondering about Maestros and Bigsbys. Long Gibson® style vibrato with arm and cover. So often I see bad mounting jobs of a Bigsby where to even play it you have to pick very very close to the bridge. I think the B3 looks better on the SG than the B5. Free shipping. The Gibson designs did not have the impact of the Bigsby and Fender … A few testimonials: 9 Bryan K. 9 months ago Ordered an Epi standard 61, non-vibrola. © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. Pretty exact to Gibson Maestro Vibrola look and feel without lyre. I suppose these are to help with tuning stability. I just picked up an Epiphone G-400 with a stop tailpiece. Bigsby is the opposite. thanks More loose, but also more subtle. which bigsby should be used ? Guitar Parts. I just picked up an Epiphone G-400 with a stop tailpiece. I have tried the Bigsby B5 and that was quite nice. Thanks. Follow this Product. well i haven't bought it yet,but i love it,great neck,amazing sound but it's got the maestro and i'm not too big a fan it looks cool but isn't great for holding a tune (i think the bigsby is a little better). Display as a link instead, × Welcome to r/guitar, a community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment. Thanks. I'd say leave the holes, that's what Townshend did when he replaced the maestro on his specials for a stop tail. Allparts Long Vibrola Maestro Tremolo Tailpiece Nickel & Roller Bridge 4 Gibson SG, ES335, firebird. Free shipping. 5 out of 5 stars (3) 3 product ratings - Bigsby B7 Vibrato Kit Chrome 0868013005. Can someone please tell me the advantages/ disadvantages, and if the maestros on ebay are ok? I am not going for dive bombs, just subtle vibrato. Joined: Dec 27, 2008 Messages: 25 Likes Received: 4. The Vibrolas didn’t hold up well under exceptionally heavy use, though they can be visually appealing. Will probably go with the Towner B3 set up. $199.99. × I'd also be concerned that once installed, the mounting holes from the stop tailpiece will be visible and ugly. # 2.972.923 Posts: 2631 Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:37 am Location: Canada Bigsby® B7 vibrato with tension bar, no bridge, solid body and thin archtop guitars. the vibrola. Vibramate Dual Access Brass Saddles! Bigsby's are notoriously stable. × ... KAISH Gold Guitar Roller Saddle Bridge Tune-O-Matic Bridge For Gibson Les Paul,SG,ES Dot,Gretsch Bigsby Guitar with M4 Threaded Posts 4.3 out of 5 stars 102. Although overshadowed by Bigsbys and the various Fender systems, the Maestro is actually a very usable and impressively stable whammy bar. Search on: Maestro Vibrola for SG. Clear editor. this kicks the shite out of a standard SG reissue, the Angus SG is nothing more than an SG standard with "Angus" pickups (pure hype) and a worthless bridge, the 61 Reissue pwns the standard and Angus, the historic SG standard also comes in a stop tail version (great guitar btw), you can take the stop bar off, leaving to 1/4 inch holes (something like that) these holes can be filled with dowel and painted, you can then put the bigsby on, there are a few members here who have SG's with bigsby's, to be honest the vibrola works fine,but i love bigsbys esp SG's fitted with em, and like you said a standard would leave two big holes were the stud went if i fitted a bigsby to that. ... Bigsby B7 Vibramate V7335g, Allparts Roller Saddle Bridge, BoltOn 4 Gibson. Bigsby or Maestro Vibrola for my SG? Fancy trapeze tailpiece for ES-175® new style, 2" string spacing, 5-1/4" long. it helps to put some graphite in the nut. BUT PERSONALLY, id rather have a maestro, they look way better IMH r you could go for the b7 on an sg: Since early-1960s, Gibson have marketed a number of vibrato system designs under the name "Vibrola", after preceding guitar-shaped Gibson Vibra-Rest and Bigsby option offered since 1950s. 1Set Long Verson Maestro Vibrola Vibrato Tremolo Bridge for Gisbon SG LP Style Guitar Replacement (silvers(china)) $99.00. but if its the custom shop historic SG, which costs something like 2500 (?) However for the SG I was looking at a B3 with the Towner mounting kit. When I A/B'd the vibrola vs wraparound tailpiece on my '65 Special , the tone suckin vibrola went on the auction block. For other vibrato systems like those more commonly seen on Fender® guitars, please visit our Tremolo Bridges page. I am not going for dive bombs, just subtle vibrato. I have never tried a Maestro and I was wondering which one to go with since Gibsons usually come stock with the Maestro and they would choose something good to fit that guitar. I have plugged the holes and prepared to drill new ones, but I'm assuming you don't want to go that far; so just do your research and take measurements! Tuning stability is most important, followed by ease of use. The earliest concepts of roller bridges take us back to the early 1960s with the further development of Bigsby vibrato tailpieces and the early version of the Maestro Vibrola. The Bigsby looks really clunky, and like it was just stuck on there. % BP-0405 Spring for Bigsby® Tremolo ... Used on some Maestro vibrola builds. Reverb Bump. Cookies help us deliver our Services. I just can't decide whether to put on a Vibrola or Bigsby trem. To me the Maestro Vibrola is the only only that looks good on an SG and is the classic setup for most 60's early 70's SG's. $23.99. Comparing any trem to a hardtail is silly. Allparts. Allparts Bigsby B7 Vibrato Tailpiece. $114.99. However it is my SG which needs a vibrato system and it seems that the main systems for it are the Bigsby and the Maestro Vibrola. Maybe someone can help here. We could see these pieces on some of Gretsch and Gibson guitars. Recently been looking at pickup covers since they come without. Restring the guitar.----- I'm an expert on guitars and tremolo bar/bridges/parts and this my fun, part time job. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. I do like them on Gretches though. $149.99. The prices seem to be in the same ballpark for both so I am having trouble deciding. Designed for Telecaster Guitars with Bigsby Vibratos! Vibrola - this is more authentic to me, but information is sparse on how to install one but it seems that drilling is required. 10 crowbone 9 months ago My '73 looks like this when the Bigsby was on. you'd want to use the B5 bigsby, but I don't know the answer to the question about holes (I'm not sure how the maestro is mounted). Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by paultheaxe, Jul 10, 2012. paultheaxe New Member. (11) 11 product ratings - NEW - Genuine Bigsby B5 Kit For Flat Top Guitars, 086-8013-003. For authenticity in its reissue series, Gibson has put the Vibrola back into production. Since the early 1960s, Gibson have marketed a number of vibrato system designs under the name "Vibrola". Paste as plain text instead, × If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. The Bigsby was the first successful design of what is now called a whammy bar or tremolo arm, although vibrato is the technically correct term for the musical effect it produces. I am a nut for trem so I definitely want to install a system on this guitar. I have a B5 on my solid body Talman and a B7 on my sh Talman. Vibrola tailpieces include a licensed version of the Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, earlier version of Maestro Vibrola using roller bridge (U.S. Patent 3,124,991 filed in 1961, issued in 1964), and several in-house Gibson designs. Attach the cover plate to the base, securing with the small provided screws, and attach the arm. In standard usage, tremolo is a rapid fluctuation of the volume of a note, while vibrato is a fluctuation in pitch. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Gibson Short Flange Mount Vibrola Nickel New (For SG Junior, Explorer, Firebird and Flying V) Most Vibrola tailpieces, including the Bigsby, Lyre and Maestro, exist in both long and short versions.   Your previous content has been restored. vibrola unit, bigsby whatever. i want to know if the vibrola's holes could be hidden,maybe by fitting a B7? Very nice. folks can the trem fitted to the gibson historic sg/or angus young model be replaced with a bigsby without leaving three big ugly holes on the body's top? Upload or insert images from URL. i've had both an sg deluxe (70s) and a tele with bigsby b5. Only 10 left in stock - order soon. Tailpieces. Maestro always feels a bit more stiff to me and it feels like it has a bit more range. Vibramate Original Super Grip! B7's are designed for semi-hollows, B5's for solids. As used throughout the early/mid 1960s on Gibson SG Special, SG Junior, SG-TV, Melody maker and Kalamazoo KG guitars.By the end of the decade, it had altered somewhat with an additional 'hold down bar' and new handle design. Only 3 left. Bigsby - while not as authentic in my mind, I know that this will be doable without drilling holes. Now you can install a Bigsby® Vibrato on your carved top Les Paul® guitar without drilling any holes! INSTALLING A LONG MAESTRO VIBROLA. mr benn, March 24, 2006 in Electric Guitars. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. Both rarely go out of tune. © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. SG's and Bigsbys are a perfect match. folks can the trem fitted to the gibson historic sg/or angus young model be replaced with a bigsby without leaving three big ugly holes on the bodys top? Attach the Maestro vibrola to the guitar with a screwdriver using the provided screws, and tighten. I am a nut for trem so I definitely want to install a system on this guitar. Thankfully Towner also sells replacement studs for the Epiphone that will work with their system. Now you can install a Bigsby® B7 Vibrato on your Arch Top guitar in minutes without drilling any holes! The Junior has simpler, button-style tuners. Spring for Bigsby® Tremolo... used on some of Gretsch and Gibson guitars studs for the SG i looking... 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