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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:05 am    Post subject: Mustang with Bigsby Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man oh man, that's making me weak in the knees! A functional tremolo on a Mustang?

Do an DAK for teh Bilidaz, the best part being that the B5 isn't all scrunched up next the the-TOM looking bridge; this thing was somewhat well-planned, methinks.

http://www.apollonmusic.com/fender_japan/model/mg69_bigs.html

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that bigsby position looks dumb as fuck
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous.

Never had a go on a bigsby. How do people like them in comparison to a jag trem?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Gorgeous.

Never had a go on a bigsby. How do people like them in comparison to a jag trem?

Idk if thisll sound weird, but I find them pretry similar.
Also, acrew you guya I thought for a aecond that it wasnt fensee japan and was a new fendee model.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I like the look of the sunburst. With Bigsby it looks just right



By the way there is no such a model on the Fender Japan site.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that looks like ass the termilo is HUUUUGE and hte handle is in the way of the knobby things
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
that bigsby position looks dumb as fuck



I'm not going to argue with your view of B5-placement aesthetics, but as someone who's played both types of B5s (Along with guitars featuring every current production Bigsby, save the B11) will happily stand by Fender Japan's idea to put it there for the sake of practicality and vibrato comfort...The B5 in general feels nothing like the delightfully squishy movement of the B3 and B6 on my G6128 and G6122-1962, respectfully for example, and the increased tension when a B5 is kissing the bridge results in more effort to make the thing work. As an aside, this is why an F-Stamped B5 is actually not as practical on a Telecaster, creating more problems than just the stirrings scraping the bridge assembly before barely passing over the saddles.


Along the same lines, Gibz doing a similar thing on some late '60s and early '70s SGs simply made sense. My friend over here has a '72 like this one and can attest that it made the B5 so much more usable.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:

By the way there is no such a model on the Fender Japan site.



It's like the FSR Gretsches that shops will order, and sure enough like Apollon, Ishibashi and Ikebe Gakki will have such models. Search "Ikebe Original" and you'll find all kinds of weird/cool things.




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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ultratwin wrote:


It's like the FSR Gretsches that shops will order, and sure enough like Apollon, Ishibashi and Ikebe Gakki will have such models. Search "Ikebe Original" and you'll find all kinds of weird/cool things.


Thank you for the link! I like this crazy stuff, will definitely look through. The Japanese are tend to make not only Fender original models, but also some interesting Epiphone Japan models, like this Burgundy Mist mid 60's Epi Olympic with original vibrato system, that was reissued in the late 90's.


It seems to me that the Japanese look at the Western market for two seconds and then say "It's soooo booooooring.... I want Shell Pink Mercedes with white tires, Jazz Bass with strat tremolo and the train where I can have shower in the morning". And then do they best to produce such things
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
that bigsby position looks dumb as fuck

you like this then?

(I don't and not my guitar, found the pic with an image search)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This gives me mixed feelings: I hate the look of a Bigsby unless it's fitted to certain instruments, in which case it looks all steampunk-y and cool (e.g. you can wear a fedora if you're Sion Sono or Indiana Jones, but otherwise you'll look like a tool) but I hate the stock Mustang trem as well. Even moreso probably. Even if a bigsby looks like a boat anchor on a small guitar body (which it does, sorry), it still trumps the stock trem if it's at least functional.

But still. That trem probably weighs almost as much as the guitar it's bolted onto. Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, the one I posted with the Bigsby at the end is kind of growing on me, although I'm still not sure I like it more than with it in the middle.

What I am sure I hate is a Bigsby which is super tight with space, that it is probably not a good idea:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I messed around with the Cindicaster a lot today to remind me why I have it how in reality the much-cramped B5 is not all that bad. Specifically, the upcoming Galaxy Note4 World Tour media clips are getting a good does of the Green Wonder.

As hinted, this Bigsby is certainly "heavier" than on my B3/B6-equipped Gretsches, but with the arm sticking so far forward it's an easy grab with lots of comfortable movement. Granted, the Jazzmaster's tremolo has a lot more play in the floppy arm that allows me to swing in deeper and get more subtle tones in comparison, and is thus fair to say that they're simply different. I will reiterate that the main problem with the F-Stamp B5 on a Tele is the strings dragging over the backend of the bridge ass'y, easily rectified by blowing a chunk on a Master Bridge. I'm not a Nels Clinesque violent wobbler (so for me it's not much of an issue), but for some it might and I'd wholeheartedly recommend a standard B5 if one's Tele really needed one.



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are also bigsby strats on there, it usually HATE strats but even I had to admire them.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FenderJapan-ST62-BIGS-BIGSBY-Stratocaster-OTM-TL-TL62-/321525759030?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4adc6dbc36

Replace tom with mustang bridge and it would be nice
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