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Bigsby or other option for an ES-Les Paul

#21 User is offline   Larsongs 

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 09:51 AM

View Postgnappi, on 21 February 2019 - 09:06 AM, said:

NONE of the LP-ES Bigsby installations were reversible, well invisibly anyway. They ALL screwed to the top, look them up at Reverb, there are only two or three, all have two screws in the top.

A Bigsby B7 has two screw holes. If they're not used, then that's OK BUT the baseplate screw holes will ALWAYS be there, no?


You are absolutely incorrect with regard to the Vibramate & B-7 Bigsby. No holes. Completely reversible. Gibson told me it would not void the Warranty for those very reasons. I've got that Setup on mine & have sent it to Gibson Factory for Warranty Repsir. No issues!

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#22 User is offline   gnappi 

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 12:02 PM

View PostAngelDeVille, on 21 February 2019 - 09:21 AM, said:

Some of you ****ers like to argue for the sake of argument don't you.

A factory B7 will be screwed to the very strong and ample maple top.


A LP-ES is an ES, it actually only "RESEMBLES" a Les Paul. The top on the is NOT SOLID MAPLE it's LAMINATED, AKA PLYWOOD... P-L-Y-W-O-O-D (see links below) get it? Just like any other ES, it's laminated (without a FULL center block) with a nice but thin "arched" presumably pressed maple skin on top. No git maker with any brains will screw a Trem to a plywood top without a center block and have some player wanking on it. That's why Bigsby developed the B6, for "hollow bodies".
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#23 User is offline   gnappi 

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 12:47 PM

View PostLarsongs, on 21 February 2019 - 09:51 AM, said:

You are absolutely incorrect with regard to the Vibramate & B-7 Bigsby. No holes. Completely reversible. Gibson told me it would not void the Warranty for those very reasons. I've got that Setup on mine & have sent it to Gibson Factory for Warranty Repsir. No issues!

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Well the pic on the Bigsby site for the B7, shows TWO holes drilled in the top and four in the base plate. What are you looking at? And the OP asked " a Bigsby or Bigsby type' Not a vibra mate. You're welcome for the reading interpretation lesson.

http://www.bigsby.co...atos/bigsby-b7/


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:50 PM

View Postgnappi, on 21 February 2019 - 12:47 PM, said:

Well the pic on the Bigsby site for the B7, shows TWO holes drilled in the top and four in the base plate. What are you looking at? And the OP asked " a Bigsby or Bigsby type' Not a vibra mate. You're welcome for the reading interpretation lesson.

http://www.bigsby.co...atos/bigsby-b7/


I think the suggested solution from this thread had included the vibrate, as to avoid drilling. Not sure what exactly you are getting at with your response???
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 02:08 PM

Reading interpretation 101 failed. Too bad
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 03:15 PM

ha!! it's not easy am i right?
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#27 User is offline   Larsongs 

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 06:55 PM

It's not about Reading 101???????? What is this Kindergarten????

I offered up a way to have a proper Bigsby B-7 on the OP's ES Les Paul. Which includes the use of a Vibramate... There are 2 components. The Vibramate & the Bigsby B-7. The installation requires no drilling, cutting or anything invasive to the Guitar. It's Clean, Simple, looks Factory & does what it supposed to do as only a Bigsby can do...

It is completely reversible...

If you don't know about the Vibramate look it up!!!!

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 10:15 PM

I would like to have a battle of witts with you but I see you're unarmed.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 12:01 AM

View Postgnappi, on 21 February 2019 - 10:15 PM, said:

I would like to have a battle of witts with you but I see you're unarmed.




Why are you responding to this Thread when you have nothing to offer. Certainly nothing constructive.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:27 AM

View PostLarsongs, on 22 February 2019 - 12:01 AM, said:

Why are you responding to this Thread when you have nothing to offer. Certainly nothing constructive.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 11:51 PM

View Postkidblast, on 22 February 2019 - 07:27 AM, said:

....Don't feed the trolls



Ok, I'll go against the grain and feed YOU. R-E-A-D the thread.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 07:12 AM

I read the thread. I don't need to read it again to come to the same conclusion. You're trying to get under people's skin and you have accomplished that, so move on and stop being a ****.
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Posted 23 February 2019 - 08:56 AM

View Postkidblast, on 23 February 2019 - 07:12 AM, said:

I read the thread. I don't need to read it again to come to the same conclusion. You're trying to get under people's skin and you have accomplished that, so move on and stop being a ****.


Reading comprehension issues also?
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Posted 23 February 2019 - 09:18 AM

Once again, thanks to all. Lot of passion and opinions out there! Maybe Ill just save the vibrato for my strat (is that a bad word here?) Actually love my Fender Eric Johnson strat, if anyone is interested. I know the Bigsby looks good, but I think the Les Trem II is a viable option, and IMO looks all right. Easy on, easy off. the only issue is that it will probably not fit in the case. I've been using a Gator padded gig bag for all my guitars, and just swap out, depending on the guitar.
I'll keep you guys in the loop if I pull the trigger.
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Posted 24 February 2019 - 10:36 AM

View PostDjhblues, on 23 February 2019 - 09:18 AM, said:

Once again, thanks to all. Lot of passion and opinions out there! Maybe Ill just save the vibrato for my strat (is that a bad word here?) Actually love my Fender Eric Johnson strat, if anyone is interested. I know the Bigsby looks good, but I think the Les Trem II is a viable option, and IMO looks all right. Easy on, easy off. the only issue is that it will probably not fit in the case. I've been using a Gator padded gig bag for all my guitars, and just swap out, depending on the guitar.
I'll keep you guys in the loop if I pull the trigger.


The Vibramate & Bigsby have no problem fitting in the Factory Case...

I doubt I'll buy another Guitar without a Bigsby, Lyre, Maestro, Trem or Vibrato. They have better Sustain & add more versatility to Guitars...

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