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Hi all you guys,

 

just spotted a very nice 1961 casino reissue with tremotone: I surfed the web a little and saw that some guys like it, while others don't.

I do know I have to try it before judging, but in case I don't like the tremotone would it be possible to swap it for a bigsby unit? Would it fit? And if so, which model would be period correct (maybe if I think the period correct is the tremotone itself!)?

 

Thanks for your expert advice.

God bless.

 

Mimmo.

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Hi all you guys,

 

just spotted a very nice 1961 casino reissue with tremotone: I surfed the web a little and saw that some guys like it, while others don't.

I do know I have to try it before judging, but in case I don't like the tremotone would it be possible to swap it for a bigsby unit? Would it fit? And if so, which model would be period correct (maybe if I think the period correct is the tremotone itself!)?

 

Thanks for your expert advice.

God bless.

 

Mimmo.

 

If you don´t like the tremotone, you could easily use a Bigsby b6 instead...Should work as much as i know...But anyway, i had a ´61 Casino RI(the one without the tremotone) and really regret selling it!

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If you don´t like the tremotone, you could easily use a Bigsby b6 instead...Should work as much as i know...But anyway, i had a ´61 Casino RI(the one without the tremotone) and really regret selling it!

 

Thanks mate!

really appreciated!

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Bigsby B7 is the standard on Casinos. Think George Harrison, Paul McCartney...

 

I heard the new tremotones are pretty good as they've changed them to function better than the original 60s ones.

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Bigsby B7 is the standard on Casinos. Think George Harrison, Paul McCartney...

 

I heard the new tremotones are pretty good as they've changed them to function better than the original 60s ones.

 

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The standard tailpiece on '60's Casinos was the trapeze. Either Tremotones or Bigsbys were available on special order, but the pricelists always showed only the trapeze and Tremotone versions.

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What I meant is that if you want a Bigsby for a Casino then the most popular choice is a B7 (or a B70 which is the cheaper version featured on many Epiphone limited edition Casinos made in Korea or China)

 

Epiphone have never issued B6 with Casinos and tends to be an option popular for those who want a reversible mod as it involves no drilling.

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A B6 or B60 will not work properly with a Casino --- the break angle over the strings is too shallow because the bridge is flush-mounted to the top. The B6 is designed for archtops with a floating bridge saddle. If you want a similar style Bigsby without the tension bar, a B3 can work, but you'll need to use strings at least .011 gauge to prevent them slipping out of the saddles.

 

My Sorrento is essentially the same dimensions as a Casino and the previous owner put a B3 on it. When I got it with .010's, they slipped all over the place. I like .011's anyway, so swapping solved the problem, but the B7/B70 is a much better solution tonally and stability-wise.

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