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Bigsby B5 Telecaster Vibrato Kit - Telecaster and Similar Flat Top Solid Body Guitars  

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Everything you need to fit a Bigsby True Vibrato to your Telecaster and similar flattop-body guitars. Kit includes: Bigsby Tailpiece, screws, tensio...Read More

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Everything you need to fit a Bigsby True Vibrato to your Telecaster and similar flattop-body guitars. Kit includes: Bigsby Tailpiece, screws, tension spring, plastic washer, alignment string,and installation Instructions.

Los Angeles. Late 1940s. A love of motorcycles brings together genius engineer Paul Bigsby and music legend Merle Travis. Their friendship inspired Paul to create the first Bigsby True Vibrato Tailpiece. He went on to design a series of Vibratos that rocked the music world. Still the original. Hand Crafted. Sand Cast. Hand Polished. The same way Paul did.

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BigsbyB5 Telecaster Vibrato Kit - Telecaster and Similar Flat Top Solid Body Guitars
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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5.0

This thing is awesome!

By JCout25

from Portland, OR

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Bigsby B5 Telecaster Vibrato Kit - Telecaster and Similar Flat Top Solid Body Guitars:

      If you have an ashtray style bridge plate, get the Vibromate that way you don't have to drill into your guitar. I have a 6 saddle bridge plate so it required me to drill into my baby. If you take your time and can use a drill, it's not a big deal. Just remember to measure twice!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Gives My Tele A Semi-Hollow Sound

      By White Dog

      from Northeast Iowa

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      Pros

      • Beautiful
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Hollow Sound Solid Body
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Tricky To Install

      Best Uses

      • All Things Melodic

      Comments about Bigsby B5 Telecaster Vibrato Kit - Telecaster and Similar Flat Top Solid Body Guitars:

      Five stars for this one!
      Sure, I put "expensive" and "difficult to install" down as 'Cons'...but just being honest.
      Listen...if you have a steady hand, common sense, patience, and perseverance (not to mention proper tools)...you can watch an instructional video on YouTube, and install this thing yourself. If not; like others have said, let a pro do it (at a cost). I installed mine myself and enjoyed the project---not to mention end result.
      I started with a Squire Standard Telecaster (purchased right here on MF), and liked the guitar, but wanted to modify the heck out of it. Always loved the look of a Bigsby, so I bought one and put it on. I was AMAZED at how much difference it made in sound. It literally turned a solid body guitar into a Thinline or Semi-Hollow.
      Everyone that see's my modified Tele LOVES the looks...then they hear and/or play the thing, and are even further blown away.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      From Rock Guitar to Rock Solid Guitar

      By TeleForever2010

      from Sandpoint, ID

      Comments about Bigsby B5 Telecaster Vibrato Kit - Telecaster and Similar Flat Top Solid Body Guitars:

      The Bigsby is one of the finest add-ons I have on my instrument. Not only does it provide the tremolo a Telecaster so badly needs, but it broadens, lengthens, and smooths the tone. Tired of extreme twang? Add a Bigsby. You'll still have the signature Telecaster twang, but instead of a piercing stab, it's a glorious chime. Beyond that, this thing just looks flippin' rad. If you wanna impress the babes, I can't think of a better way than a hunkin' piece of chrome metal. If you don't know anything about drilling, hire a pro. If you do, go for it. Just be patient and precise. This upgrade is well worth the money and well worth the time. Also, I would recommend buying a set of locking tuners to help keep the guitar in crystal clear tune - the Bigsby can make tuning more difficult with regular tuners. I use Sperzels, and I've never looked back. Happy strumming!

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Add-on

      By Telefan-IYlha

      from Shepherdsville, KY

      Comments about Bigsby B5 Telecaster Vibrato Kit - Telecaster and Similar Flat Top Solid Body Guitars:

      Really adds a new range of sounds to your Telecaster. Great for anyone who enjoys rockabilly and surf style effects. The only downside is that it does take a major modification to your guitar.

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome upgrade but with a hassle

      Comments about Bigsby B5 Telecaster Vibrato Kit - Telecaster and Similar Flat Top Solid Body Guitars:

      I would highly recommend if you by this product to have it installed by a local shop or go out and buy the recommended drill bits and use a drill press to be precise. Gives it that awesome twang I was looking for without having to buy a Strat. Ah yes and if you don't have the patience, get it strung up when you have it installed by the pros.

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