Favored by guitarists and guitar makers worldwide, the B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece features a hand cast aluminum frame, stainless steel handle, and nickel plated string bar that assures years of troub... Read More
Favored by guitarists and guitar makers worldwide, the B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece features a hand cast aluminum frame, stainless steel handle, and nickel plated string bar that assures years of trouble free service on your electric guitar.
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My first real guitar, an epiphone, had a bigsby on it. i thought it was a great idea at first, and it was alright. But it's not that great, and if you bend up it will ruin your tone beyond belief. It looks...So...Good though. Bending down is fine, it will just snap back to tune fine, but this only offers relatively shallow bombs... But this is good if you like a little light vibrato.
I was skeptical about a B5 from WD until I received it. This is the genuine B5 and works as though it was a factory option on my SG. It was a snap to install, and tuning has not been affected--in fact, it stays in tune as well as it did before the upgrade. Coupled with a roller bridge, the WD Bigsby B5 gives professional performance at an entry level price. Not only does it perform as expected, but looks every bit as "Bigsby" as it should. Rugged looks and precision performance means this unit won't let you down! The price savings for the WD model is worth it! Don't buy a B50 from a Chinese manufacturer when you can have this "Made in the U.S.A." product on your axe! No dive bombs allowed! Follow the recommendations for use and it won't let you down!
I recently purchased a WD Music B5 Bigsby Vibrato Tailpaiece from GC for half the cost of a regular Bigsby. This is the 3rd application of a bigsby unit I have made over the last couple of years and the WD B5 from GC is just fantastic. Installation was easy (I'd done 2 before) and the results were incredible. The WD B5 operates as smooth as butter and the guitar stays in tune (once strings are initially stretched as you do anytime you install new strings). The added weight to the guitar increases sustain and tone, and the look is amazing. On a five-star scale, I give this unit a 6!
This is a really great whammy bar that does not go out of tune every time you use it. Restringing is hard but it is worth the time. I recommend buying this great vibrato.
Bought this and added it to my dean cadi. Hard to string but insain tone. Strings went out of tune often at first(like all new strings), soon adjusted and havent gone out of tune for a couple of days. All in all a great addition and plan to purchase another one soon.
an amazing addition to a guitar i added it to my sg and have been playing on it for about 6 months, it not only sounds good, but doesnt make the guitar go out of tune, and just adds such a nice style and look to the guitar, making it quite elligant
I had a Gibson SG that had the Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece on it which made such a sweet sound compared to the Maestro tremolo tailpiece that I have also used. I am in the process of purchasing another Gibson SG and I will most definitely have a Bigsby installed on it. I would highly recommend trying one to anybody who hasn?t had the luxury of doing so yet.