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Fender buys Bigsby

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

  1. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    May 30, 2013
    SE England
    You have a point there.
     
  2. Will Lefeurve

    Will Lefeurve Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 1, 2016
    England & France
    Dude.. that's appalling.. bordering on a micro aggression.. they don't deserve your gracious magnanimity.. :whistling:
     
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  3. Philo426

    Philo426 Strat-O-Master

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    Mar 16, 2017
    Struthers,ohio
    Best uses was Tom Cambell in You Got Lucky.
     
  4. Willie D

    Willie D Pentatonic Hack Strat-Talk Supporter

    This guy has undoubtedly sold more Gretsch guitars with Bigsbys than anybody since Chet and George.

     
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  5. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Yes he has. For me, he's the best advert for Gretches & Bigsbys since Eddie Cochran. The Strat Cats were a great live band, back in the day.
     
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  6. Bcorig

    Bcorig Strat-Talker

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    Feb 17, 2018
    Chino Hills CA
    My Gretsch Country G back in 65 68 would immediately go out of tune with it. But it looked so cool.
    Recently met a guy playing at a wedding with an Old ES 335 that had a stop bridge and a Tune O Matic. I told him I recognized the the bolt holes for the Bigsby. He told it drove him crazy with tuning so he changed it. Then he said it really looked cool, though.


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  7. Will Lefeurve

    Will Lefeurve Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 1, 2016
    England & France
    I was cool once.. :cool:..

    Then I started dribbling and growing hairs in my ears.. :eek:< that's so... not cool!
     
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  8. Bcorig

    Bcorig Strat-Talker

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    Feb 17, 2018
    Chino Hills CA
    Cumbersome reminds me of cummerbund. Both serve the same purpose.


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  9. fezz parka

    fezz parka Do you Reach? Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Apr 21, 2011
    Going to Eden...Hey Brother...
    Maybe he thought people were smart enough to use one of these and the two hands they have:
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    ;)
     
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  10. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 10, 2013
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    Maybe I'l create my own company for making trems & such, called Littlesby (or Smallsby). I've also thought about creating such companies as Buttbook, MeTube, and YourSpace.
     
  11. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 10, 2013
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    As in Benedict Cummerbund? Or was it Benadryl Cabbagepatch? Or Wimbledon Tennismatch? Oh wait...
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
  12. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Maybe that shouldn't be necessary? That was clearly Leo's philosophy.

    ;)
     
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  13. fezz parka

    fezz parka Do you Reach? Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2011
    Going to Eden...Hey Brother...
    The answer to making a Bigsby easy to string is...wasy. Press out the pins, drill holes.

    I did say the Strat vibrato is the King. :D
     
  14. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Senior Stratmaster

    May 11, 2018
    Illinois
    If he did, wouldn't every Bigsby-equipped guitar come with one? Clearly an afterthought fix.
     
  15. Philo426

    Philo426 Strat-O-Master

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    Mar 16, 2017
    Struthers,ohio
    As long as you have a roller bridge and nut!