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Fender buys Bigsby

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Miotch, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I think it would be a cool addition to a hollow body Starcaster

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  2. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I'm sure the Fender/Bigsby relationship will all be fine. :thumb:

    I'm personally not sure anything can be done to a Starcaster that would make it 'cool' in my book, but apologies if I've just offended someone who owns one and loves it.
     
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  3. Doug B

    Doug B Strat-Talker

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    Not up here in Canada. The BestBuys around Vancouver still have a guitar department.
     
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    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

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    Does Future Shop still exist in Canada? I thought I had heard of some relationship between Future Shop and Best Buy.. There used to be a Future Shop near me, and then they closed and Best Buy moved into their location. I think I had heard Future Shop is/was a Canadian company, and I thought I heard Future Shop decided to pull out of the US.
     
  5. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    No offense here. I know someone who has one and I was thinking about how it would look. Either way I just don't care for Bigsby trems. No offense to anyone else...Just not my thing.
     
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  6. Stratoholic

    Stratoholic Senior Stratmaster

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    Fender already owns Gretsch.
     
  7. Willie D

    Willie D Pentatonic Hack Strat-Talk Supporter

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    My first electric guitar had a Bigsby. There's a soft spot in my heart for them.

    I wouldn't own a hollow body without one.
     
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  8. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "I have a cunning plan" Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Best Buy bought out Future Shop 5 or 6 years ago. Most became Best Buy, some closed...yet another CND company gone the way of the Dodo.
     
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    Bcorig Strat-Talker

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    Me too. Country Gentleman.


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  10. Willie D

    Willie D Pentatonic Hack Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yup. I put a Bigsby on my Gretsch Streamliner.

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  11. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "I have a cunning plan" Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I've been seriously considering putting a Bigsby on my Hagström.
    I tried to get Hagström to sell me their version but no dice, so the Bigsby seems the natural choice.

    The Hag is the one on the left :rolleyes:

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    That strat has Lace Sensors?
     
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    So is my pre-Fender B5 now ridiculously priced?
     
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    1991 Deluxe Plus :thumb:
     
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    I'm surprised that a company that owns the rights to a device as pointless as the Bigsby trem has any significant financial value at all. o_O

    Pointless, ugly, heavy, cumbersome constructions made from old scaffolding poles. A device that has been completely redundant since 1954.
     
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  17. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

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    So, new Bigsby price list:
    Bigsby USA- $XXX
    Bigsby MIM- $XXX * 70%
    Bigsby CIJ - $XXX * 60%
    Bigsby China- $XXX * 40%
    Bigsby Korea- $XXX * 30%
    Bigsby Indonesia- $XXX * 20%

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    ocean Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Maybe all the stratocaster will have bigsby, then all are stratocaster with the classic synchronized tremelo will go up in value. Lol

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  19. Tone Guru

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    OK, so Fender owns Gretsch and Gretsch owns (owned) Bigsby.
    Then Fender buys Bigsby from Gretsch.
    Hmmm ... ?

    Creative Accounting or Money Laundering

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  20. tery

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    Fender may have save Bigsby from extinction .
     
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