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Which one gets the Bigsby?

cgarrity

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Jul 24, 2001
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I cannot fight the urge any longer. I need a Bigsby on a Les Paul.

On the left is a newer Custom Shop LP Custom with a maple top and custombuckers - weight is in high 9 pound range.

On the right is an R8 with Burstbuckers and it weighs closer to 9 lbs.

I was originally thinking of adding the Bigsby to the Custom, but now I am more inclined to add it to the R8. No real reason why.

Suggestions?

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RocknRollShakeUp

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Cool guitars. I have an Ebony R7, and I’m always hankering for a Black Custom!
I’d definitely put the Bigsby on the R8 myself.
 

Sollazzon

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Humm ,... I've recently removed it from a std 2001, It was there since 2012 I guess, but I've never loved it so much.
Mostly because it was always between my hand and the volume/tone pots.
Anyway, Unless You're going to also put another the bridge, I'd go for the Custom.
I've noticed that when you use the bar more than just a light tremolo, the bridge also moves a bit consequently, so I'd be scared to use it with an ABR-1.
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Amp360

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I put one on my Standard back in 1989 or so. You had to order them C.O.D. from Bigsby back then which was a PITA.

I never regretted it.
 

El Gringo

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Humm ,... I've recently removed it from a std 2001, It was there since 2012 I guess, but I've never loved it so much.
Mostly because it was always between my hand and the volume/tone pots.
Anyway, Unless You're going to also put another the bridge, I'd go for the Custom.
I've noticed that when you use the bar more than just a light tremolo, the bridge also moves a bit consequently, so I'd be scared to use it with an ABR-1.
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That's a very beautiful figured beauty . May I ask the color please ? Love that top !
 

brandtkronholm

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Dec 3, 2006
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I cannot fight the urge any longer. I need a Bigsby on a Les Paul.

On the left is a newer Custom Shop LP Custom with a maple top and custombuckers - weight is in high 9 pound range.

On the right is an R8 with Burstbuckers and it weighs closer to 9 lbs.

I was originally thinking of adding the Bigsby to the Custom, but now I am more inclined to add it to the R8. No real reason why.

Suggestions?
Put a long arm on the R8.

I'd like to say:
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...but that would just be silly...
 

Sollazzon

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..I don't know if If this may helps You in your choice but consider that a B7 and a Vibramate will add 300 gr.
 

Kutt

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Jun 15, 2007
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My vote: Custom Shop LP Custom with a maple top and custombuckers
 

J T

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I added a USA B7 with a vibramate to my R7 a while back. I didn't like the weight the B7 added so I removed it.
Was cool tho.


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