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

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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, ten...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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      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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