View Full Version : bigsby bar on my epiphone les paul

enjoi the panda
10-15-2008, 07:47 PM
so i just got an epiphone les paul 100

it was realyl cheep, like $300 bucks. i was thinkin of slappin a bigsby bar on there. probably a bigsby b7 http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Bigsby-B7-Arch-Top-SolidBody-Bridge?sku=300207

good idea? has anyone done this?
i obviously am not gonna do it my self ill let a pro do it, but i was wonderin if its gona leave holes from taking out the bridge thing

so i ended up getting it.
yeah it has the holes but you cant really tell by the picture. i love it


now i gotta learn some songs that use the damn thing

10-15-2008, 08:13 PM
go for it, that will be awesome

10-15-2008, 08:55 PM
You'll love it -- my Gretsch has one on it and I use it all the time.

enjoi the panda
10-15-2008, 10:18 PM
yeah, you'll have two holes from where the stop bar usually mounts.

It sounds like a cool idea, but make sure you play some guitars with bigsbys if you've never tried one before. Its sort of a love or hate thing with most people.

but if you know you like bigsbys, go for it. I personally love them

yeah my friend had a bigsby on his gretsch and his epiphone gold top les paul

they were both pretty sick and i played them a few times, but i think ill just head over to guitar center and try some out first before i make any crazy decisions. they also add such a badass look to teh guitar

10-16-2008, 04:12 AM
bigsby + low end guitar = bad idea... you will be out of tune in no time.

enjoi the panda
10-16-2008, 05:02 PM
hmm should i get new tuners?

10-16-2008, 05:15 PM
upgrading a bigsby and new tuners, you might as well just gun for a new guitar. i mean, itll be fun to mess around with but the cost wont be worth it. to me, that is.

enjoi the panda
10-16-2008, 05:48 PM
upgrading a bigsby and new tuners, you might as well just gun for a new guitar. i mean, itll be fun to mess around with but the cost wont be worth it. to me, that is.

ahah i just got the guitar too....

hmm iono ill just put the bigsby on it and not worry about tuning it should be ok

im not like gonna gig with it, just mess around

enjoi the panda
11-29-2008, 06:39 PM
so i ordered it on friday.

15% off hell yeah..

goona get it installed soon and post up like a review of sorts

Clayton or die
11-29-2008, 06:52 PM
did you at least get a different guitar?

11-29-2008, 07:15 PM
If you encounter any tuning issues then get some locking tuners.

enjoi the panda
12-01-2008, 07:39 PM
dude i doubt locking tuners acutally do anything

all they do is lock the string in place so you dont have to wind it around

12-01-2008, 08:23 PM
nah dude locking tuners work great. most of the time the guitar gets out of tune because of the winds. the strings are rigid, so they dont wind tight enough the first time around, so any sort of movement, especially if you have bigsby/whammy, stuff like that on it makes the winds move around and that gets the guitar out of tune.

enjoi the panda
12-08-2008, 10:05 PM
check it out i edited the top post. sry for shitty cell phone camera quality