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  1. Hello,

    I found this old thread about installing a Bigsby B7 on an SG. Your comment was "You DON'T need to buy a Vibra-Mate OR drill any holes.

    The strap button anchors the Bigsby tailpiece securely (just leave a wee bit of wiggle room before final fastening). String tension will align everything nicely (thanks wiggle room!) before final tightening of the strap button."...

  2. Ever heard of a 100-watt 210 combo? I love the sound of well-driven speakers and frying tubes. I have a 210 tube combo but it's only 50 or 60 watts. My Twin kicks *** but it's a 212 with giant speaker magnets so it's stupidly heavy.
  3. Naming colors has to be one of the most absurd things on this planet, and there is often almost no rhyme or reason whatsoever. It's like bad poetry, but funnier. If there is a place called "Pelham," that's a good guess.
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz_fSW5FHeE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz_fSW5FHeE May all the Katrina suicides rest in peace. The slow ones too.
  5. Limited edition model. Not many made. That's the best I can tell you. Not a regular production model.
  6. Yeah your Gibson is uncommon (this is the first mention of it I've seen here I think). You may hold the distinction of being the only dude in here who owns one of those beauties.
  7. Fell in love with that guitar ever since I saw Scotty Moore playing one.
  8. I like the looks of the non reverse better. Does it balance better? Gate was the man, I met him in New Orleans. A hell of a nice guy who loved his BBQ!
  9. Ah, ok I see. I'd definitely drill new holes in the Bigsby (so that you use the factory holes from your tailpiece) before I go drilling any new holes in your guitar.
  10. My main point was that if your strap button is fastened with a screw, then you do NOT need to drill a single hole. Put a fender washer between the bigsby and the strap button and call it a day.
  11. The way I'm suggesting is 100% reversible with zero damage.
  12. If the holes match up, then feel free to screw down the Bigsby's backplate. If they don't, then don't go all willy nilly drilling new holes -- use a fender washer under the strap button to hold down the backplate. (fender washers have nothing to do with Fender guitars, it's a type of washer) Between the strap button screw and normal string tension, the Bigsby won't go anywhere. Make sure there's some felt or something glues onto the Bigsby tailpiece wherever it makes contact with your guitar's body. I'm not sure if they come with the felt already on them or not.
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