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This whammy won't let you down!

Favored by guitarists and guitar makers worldwide, the B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece features a hand cast aluminum frame, stainless steel handle, and nickel plated string bar that assures years of trouble free service on your electric guitar.


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WD MusicB5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (5)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (3)
    • Practicing (3)

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    5.0

    Same as the one that costs more?

    By JUSS10

    from Zeeland, MI

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everything

      Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

      So a few weeks back I got the bigsby bug. I have an american standard tele and knew I wanted to add one to it. I didn't want to drill a lot of holes or mess with the rocking bridge so I went with a B5 and built a mount similar to that of a vibramate one. I was a little concerned as this B5 was listed right under the same one from bigsby for that costs more. I did quite a bit of research online and found everyone saying its the same thing so I pulled the trigger and bought it. When it came, it came in a nice box that said Bigsby B5. It was wrapped in foam, came with all the hardware and even the instructions for mounting. I looked it over and compared pictures, its the same thing! Flip it over and its stamped "Made in US" and no where is there the words "licensed" or WD for that reason. I did do some comparisons to the dimensions of the blueprints on the bigsby website. It seemed to line up more with the B50 by measurement so I contacted Bigsby and they got back to me saying that WD is just a distributor and this model is indeed a true B5. I guess it can't get clearer than that. Also other reviews stated it fit vibramate products of which vibramate says their products only work with the US made B5. Add that all up and its the real thing at a fraction of the price. Beside that, I guess I don't have a ton more to say. The quality is great. Looks just like the classic unit (but hey, it should, its made from the same mold) I set it up using the vintage brass saddles on the tele and everything works great. My guitar looks and sounds awesome. If you are on the fence about this, don't hesitate buying one!

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      5.0

      great value

      By dang!

      from nj

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

        great value

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Tremolo

        By Opsat1

        from Rockford, IL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • No Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

        First let me say that I was skeptical ordering the WD Music Bigsby B5 tremolo. Was it a real Bigsby, or a privately manufactured tremolo that is similar to a Bigsby?

        This is a true-blue Bigsby product. This IS the Bigsby B5 Tremolo. The only difference is the packaging that it is sent in.

        The price for this tremolo was excellent and, in using a Vibramate B5 Short Tail in addition to this tremolo, about a 10 minute (painless) job to install.

        I put this tremolo on my Epiphone Wilshire (PRO), and it gives it a handsone, classic look. Although the Alnico classic and classic plus pickups and rosewood neck give my guitar a warmer, mellower sound, this tremolo has made a difference in the clarity of this instrument (in addition to a bone nut that I had installed).

        This is a great price on a great investment for anyone interested in installing a tremolo onto your solid-top electric guitar.

        One word of advice, if I may, is to purchase the correct Vibramate mount for your tremolo. It attaches using the tailpiece screws, and not only makes installation of the Bigsby B5 Tremolo extremely simple, but it also saves you from having to drill into the top of your instrument, as well.

        This is a good, sturdy, well made in the USA Bigsby product.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        That's a bigsby

        By jman925

        from Pittsburgh,PA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

          Attached this bigsby to my tele with the vibramate attachment ( so i din't have to drill any holes) and wow this just makes my tele sound 10x better!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice vintage style vibtato

          By xltramp

          from Denver, Co.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

              Pretty easy to install. I modified my existing tailpiece to work w/ this unit. I would recommend a competent tech if you're not sure about drilling into your gitter. I lost just a tiny bit of that tele tone w/ the strings no longer going thru the body but that's not necessarily a bad thing just different. I play primarily retro rock n roll, surf, blues, rockabilly, etc. so a Bigsby is practically required, lol.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              bigsby b5

              By gordy_sg_no1

              from dumfriesshire, scotland

              Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

              i found that the bigsby b5 is a verry swanky mod for any vintage style guitar.i have one i installed on my sg reissue and it works a treat. i installed mine using a vibramate so it is completely reversible. i did notice more twang in the sound despite a slight drop in sustain. however tuning issues have been remedied with a roller bridge and a graphite nut.its not ever going to be used for dime pitch harmonics but it gives a much more reliable sound compared with the fulcrum and floating type vibratos. another issue is it ways in at a hefty weight. all in all it has been the best mod i have installed in a long time and i can safely say it wont be my last bigsby.

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              5.0

              I Love This Tremolo/Bridge!

              Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

              I purchased this bigsby tremolo brigde piece last month and slapped it on my Gibson SG Special Faded along with a Burstbucker pro pickup it sounds amazing! True it not as versatile as a floyd rose but its pretty close! Also it give my SG a vintage look and it sounds great 5*

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Tailpiece

              By FlintKid

              from Flint Michigan

              Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

              I coupled this with Sperzel locking tuners on my Epiphone Les Paul. When you first put on new strings it's best to bend every which way and retune a number of times to the strings get broke in until you get a fairly consistent and predictable whammy. There is a slight decrease in sustain when switching from the hardtail piece that comes with the Les Paul (barely noticeable) however, the new tone and whammy more than makes up for it. Changing strings is more difficult with this tailpiece so you have been warned. Overall I'd say the pros outweigh the cons. And yes, the holes for your old tailpiece will remain on your axe, you can minimize the look by going over them (although this won't completely cover them). But it's something to consider if you're touchy about how your axe looks.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Vintage Twang!

              Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

              This is a great tailpiece for any guitar. I have one on my Gibson SG and I love it. The Bigsby adds a nice vintage look and vintage twang to my guitar. My SG came with one of those cheap-looking stopbar tailpieces which I dislike, so I had a Bigsby installed and I haven't regretted it. The only complaint is that the Bigsby can put your guitar out of tune if you use it too much (a la Hendrix). The easiest way to remedy the problem is by gently pulling up on the bar slightly to put it back in tune, but if you pull too hard, you'll pull it off, so be careful. Other than that, the bigsby is a great tailpiece and gives tha guitar a vintage look.

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              5.0

              b5 bigsby

              By music123

              from medford

              Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

              this bigsby fits right on your sg and is small and just really cool. i would highly recomend it to anyone with an sg.

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