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maestro vs. bigsby


jerome_travis

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I personally think the bigsby is a chunkier, more badass look, while the vibrola is a more vintagey classic-y look. That said, I think Bigsbys look a bit out of place on an SG, however only go for the maestro if you plan to get the full-length one:

 

Good:

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Bad:

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I'd think I would go with the Maestro. It boosts the bad *** factor way up.

 

Amen! The Maestro is one of the coolest "looks" on a guitar ever' date=' in my opinion!

 

Here's one that I currently own ...

 

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... and here's the one that I hope to have in my hot little hands by the end of the month (my b-day's on the 24th!)

 

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Jim

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MIDI-

Wow' date=' That black 'n gold looks sharp!!

- 20% nowadays or are we talkin' major cussin' from us in the gallery...

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Are you talking about my employee discount from GC. tg? It depends on the cost of the guitar ...

 

In this case it's pretty damn good!

 

Jim

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Maestro every time. Restringing is much easier, the action is much more direct/sensitive - you have to move a Bigsby much further to get the same movement in pitch. You shouldn't get tuning issues with either of them if they're properly fitted. If your guitar has a tune-o-matic you need to switch to one with rolling saddles.

I think Bigsbys look great but I'll never fit another one and regret the one I put on my Tele.

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I have guitars with both and I like the feel of the Maestro over the Bigsby, hands down. It has a much more immediate effect whereas I have to move the handle further on the Bigbsy to ge tthe same effect. A Maestro definitely looks better on an SG/G-400 in my opinion. After restinging my Bigsbys several times, they really aren't that hard. There are a few tricks that make it pretty easy.

 

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... and here's the one that I hope to have in my hot little hands by the end of the month (my b-day's on the 24th!)

epiphoneG400Deluxe.jpg

 

Jim

 

Oh man, I want one of those. Very, very badly.

 

But I'm still "in debt" to my old lady for allowing me to buy my Telecaster. Besides, 5 electric guitars in the house and she's going to have something to say, I know...

 

I think an SG with a Maestro is going to be a source of eternal gas for me...

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