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WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece   

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Favored by guitarists and guitar makers worldwide, the B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece features a hand cast aluminum frame, stainless steel handle, and n...Read More

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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
 
5.0

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (14)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Functional (12)
  • Improves sound (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (5)

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5.0

B5 for my Rick 360

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from Australia

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Looks great

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

      If your looking for a Bigsby to fit onto a Rick 300 series, the B5 is it. It fits straight on. If you want an absolute perfect fit, do what I did. Remove (filed away) the 4th screw hole, "the ear", and fit the 4th screw under the spring. This way it fits perfectly into the recessed section where the "R" tail piece sits. Looks and sounds great.

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      5.0

      Non plus ultra

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      from Chicago

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      Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

      This is the same B5 that sells for twice the price elsewhere. The only difference is that it doesn't include the piece of red string to help line it up before screwing it down. Also no fancy packaging. I don't find these any more effective than the Chinese knockoffs but for the relatively small price difference it makes sense to use the real thing. Even the Korean Bigsbys (B50/500) don't make sense when you are only saving a tiny bit.

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      5.0

      Great product, great price!

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      from bradenton, fl

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 'Surf' music

        Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

        Used on a Gibson SG-style I am building, the Bigsby provides the effect I was looking for.

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        5.0

        Nice add on to my Tele

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        from Jennings, La

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

            I love Bigsby.

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            5.0

            Fits Vibro-mate

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            from Dania Beach FL

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

                Used with Vibro-mate. works great.

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                5.0

                GREAT VALUE

                By 

                from Berlin, Germany

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

                  The perfect finishing touch to my Fender Jaguar Blacktop HH. Smooth action, easy to fit with the Vibramate V5 and looks the dog's bollox with the pearl scratchplate!!

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                  5.0

                  The real McCoy

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                  from Perth Australia

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                  Pros

                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

                      With a deal this good why would you even consider buying the lesser model made in Asia?

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                      5.0

                      Classic vibrato

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                      from Warwick, RI

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

                          I ordered this and installed it on my Gibson SG Special Faded along with a Vibramate adaptor. I couldn't be happier. The install was simple. Restringing was tricky until I figured I needed another set of hands and used my capo to lock each string down to the fretboard while tuning. This unit is exactly what I was looking for in a vibrato.

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                          5.0

                          Does what it is supposed to do.

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                          from Alberquerque, NM

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

                              True to other reviews of this product...it is the real McCoy. I suspect the lower price is due to no bridge plate but I didn't need one because the Tele already has one. When mounted on a Tele, there is very little distance between the back of the bridge plate and the front roller of the Bigsby. This makes stringing the guitar a challenge but thankfully it doesn't have to be done every day. Works as it was meant to.

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                              5.0

                              Good Value and IT FITS the VIBRAMATE

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                              from Madison, WI

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Blocks Tone And Vol Knobs

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece:

                                I prefer the Bigsby aesthetics and functionality to the Fender vibrato arm. I like the flat arm and the action of the spring on top.

                                This is a great value for an authentic Bigsby, but I hesitated because the ad description on MF was not detailed / clear and the customer service (when I called to ask) rep had no idea whether this a standard Bigsby or a knock-off with different dimensions. I contacted WD music, and they were quite helpful, assuring me that it was a USA BIgsby.

                                It arrived, it fit my Vibramate B5 base piece, and that means I can use it on my flat top Les Paul Special Jr. This was my biggest concern. I had read elsewhere that the screw holes would not align, and I feared that I would have to ship it back. It fit perfectly!

                                There is some loss of sustain (IMHO) and a slight change in tone, but if you adjust the pickup height, the bridge break angle,and possibly even some of the pickup pole pieces, you CAN get the great tones. Be warned, though, the Bigsby will make it difficult to see and access volume and tone knobs on some guitars, so if you're constantly fiddling with these knobs, then you'll become annoyed.

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