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Question about bigsbys on casinos

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Haven't played a Casino with a Bigsby, but I have a Epi 355 and a Gretch 5122 with them. I would say they are not a waste of money, but for me they do tend to get in the way of the controls at times.

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No, they're not a waste of money and no they don't get in the way. Here's another couple of dudes who agree with me.

 

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No, they're not a waste of money and no they don't get in the way. Here's another couple of dudes who agree with me.

 

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Epiphone_Casino_lennon_revolution_gibson_es_335_hollow_body_gibson_firebird_humbuckers_George_Harrison.jpg

lol if george and paul think its cool....

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Depends on you. I just got rid of one. It had a Korean unit on it, needed nut work and a roller bridge to help with tuning issues. I didn't want to screw with it because I learned I really don't like them. For me, a dedicated volume and tone knob tweaker, it was always in the way. Didn't really want to pour $300 more into a $500 guitar to make it stable, tuning-wise.

If you like Bigsbys, then it's worth it, I guess. For me, it was just in the way.

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There are plenty of Casinos with Bigsbys out there that I think it woudl NOT be worth it to ruin your value by adding one yourself, no matter how well it's done. Thanks to the Beatles, Casinos hold values pretty well, so you could experiment with a Bigsby-equipped one and sell it later if you no like.

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Bigsbys are great, and with a decent setup and reasonable string tension (they don't much like being strung with 9s) they're much less of a headache then many people seem to think.

 

Obviously if you don't have much experience of Bigsby loaded guitars, putting in a visit to your local guitar shop and trying some guitars with them fitted would be a sensible first step before you commit.

 

Personally I don't see adding a Bigsby as a huge value killer - if you sell the guitar you'll probably lose what you spent on the Bigsby, and they're not cheap, but if your guitar has to go down the Ebay route there are anough people with a taste for Casinos with Bigsbys that I would expect a guitar with added Bigsby to fetch much the same as an unmodified version.

 

It is also often possible to install a B3 or B6 to a Casino using the original tailpiece mounting holes, making the procedure totally reversable. There are a few potential problems to this, so do some research first if you want to go down this route - there was a recent thread here about it.

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I have two gibby semi's with bigsby's. I love them! don't get in my way at all and can add a lot of expression to your playing when you need it.

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