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Bigsby

Vibrato tailpieces designed by Paul A. Bigsby.
Vibrato - Bigsby, B5, for flat-top electric guitars
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The B5, sometimes referred as the Bigsby "horseshoe" is designed for flat top solid body guitars. Attaching via four screws to a guitar's top, the B5 is extremely versatile. B5s are common on many styles of guitars including SGs, Les Paul Jrs, Telecasters, and Rickenbacker 325s. Bigsby B5 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-5
  • Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate Weight: 287 Grams
  • Overall Length: 4.75"/120.65mm
  • Overall Width: 3.7"/93.98mm
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Vibrato - Bigsby, B7, for arch-top electric guitars
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Designed for use on arch top electric guitars. Bigsby B7 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-7
  • Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 354 grams/12.5 oz.
  • Overall Length: 8 ¾" /222.3 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 5/8" /92.1 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench

Bigsby B7 Includes:
  • Tremolo
  • Arm Assembly
  • 6 Mounting Screws
  • Spring
  • Plastic Washer
  • Installation Instructions
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Bigsby Parts Kit - All Spring Sizes Plus Washers
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Genuine Bigsby spring pack. This pack comes with all of the Bigsby spring sizes along with the nylon spring washer and fiber handle washer. Item Qty BigSby Part Number 11/16" long spring 1 0495-1964 7/8" long spring 1 0495-1967 1" long spring 1 0495-1975 1 1/8" long spring 1 0495-1978 Handle washer 1 0495-2331 Spring washer 1 0495-0410
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Handle - Bigsby, Chet Atkins complete assembly
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Genuine Bigsby® Chet Atkins complete handle assembly for use with Bigsby vibrato units. This assembly attaches to vibratos using the included set screw.
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Vibrato - Bigsby, B5, for Flat-Top Electric, Pinless String Bar
A genuine Bigsby B5 vibrato with a modified string mounting bar that features counterbore holes for a string-through style rather than the original mounting pins. This version allows for quick and easy restrings.
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Vibrato - Bigsby, B7, for arch-top electrics, gold face
Designed for use on arch top electric guitars. Original Kalamazoo Line.
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Handle - Bigsby, Duane Eddy handle assembly
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Genuine Bigsby® Duane Eddy handle assembly. This unit attaches to vibratos using the included set screw.
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Saddle - Bigsby, Bridge, New, Polished
Genuine Bigsby® compensated bridge with a 2 13/16” stud spacing. This polished bridge has pre-slotted saddles and is compensated for a plain G string. This bridge was used on Gretsch 6120W models. Please check stud spacing for compatibility.
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Vibrato - Bigsby, B6, for large hollow-body guitars
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Designed for use on thin hollow body and semi-hollowbody guitars Bigsby B6 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-6
  • Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 311 grams/11 oz.
  • Overall Length: 9" /235 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 5/8" / 92.1 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench
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Handle - Bigsby, flat 9 ½" handle with stud
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Genuine Bigsby® replacement flat handle with pre-installed stud. This 9.5" flat handle is longer than the stock handle used on most Kalamazoo Series vibratos.
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Bigsby Parts Kit - All Mounting Screws Pack
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Genuine Bigsby mounting screws pack. This pack comes with a variety of Bigsby screws common to many of their tremolo units. Item Qty BigSby Part Number Body Mount Screws 4 0495-1927 Hinge Mount Screws 4 0495-1923 Handle Bracket Set Scre 2 0495-1931
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Vibrato - Bigsby, B50, for flat-top electric guitars
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Designed for use on thin hollow body and semi-hollowbody guitars Bigsby B50 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-50
  • Series: Licensed Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Die Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 290 grams/10.2 oz.
  • Overall Length: 4 5/16" / 109.5 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 13/16" /96.8 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench
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Bridge - Bigsby, Sorkin / Bowtie Assembly

Genuine Bigsby® Sorkin bridge assembly for use with Bigsby vibrato units. The Sorkin bridge is also known as the bowtie bridge.
2 13/16” stud spacing.

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Vibrato - Bigsby, B3, for thin hollow and semi-hollow guitars
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Designed for use on thin electric hollow and semi-hollow guitars Bigsby B3 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-3
  • Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Sand Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 296 grams/10.4 oz.
  • Overall Length: 7 5/8" /193.7mm
  • Overall Width: 3 5/8" /92.1mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench
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Vibrato - Bigsby, B7, for solid-body guitars, Left-Handed
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Designed for use on arch top electric guitars. The Bigsby was the first successful design of what is now called a whammy bar or tremolo arm, although vibrato is the technically correct term for the musical effect it produces. In standard usage, tremolo is a rapid fluctuation of the volume of a note, while vibrato is a fluctuation in pitch. The origin of this nonstandard usage of the term by electric guitarists is attributed to Leo Fender, who also used the term “vibrato” to refer to what is really a tremolo effect.
  • Model Name: B-7
  • Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 354 grams/12.5 oz.
  • Overall Length: 8 3/4”/222.3 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 5/8”/92.1 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8” Allen wrench and 5/16” socket wrench
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Handle - Bigsby, narrow vintage assembly
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Genuine Bigsby® narrow vintage handle assembly for use with Bigsby vibrato units. This unit attaches to vibratos using the included set screw.
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Vibrato - Bigsby, B60, for large hollow-body guitars
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Bigsby B60 Lightning Series I Vibrato for use on large acoustic and arch top guitars. The Bigsby vibrato tailpiece is a type of vibrato device for electric guitar designed by Paul A. Bigsby. The device allows musicians to bend the pitch of notes or entire chords with their pick hand for various effects. Bigsby B-60 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-60
  • Series: Lightning Series I
  • Manufacturing Method: Die Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 308 grams/10.9 oz.
  • Overall Length: 8 5/8”/219.1 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 7/8”/ 98.4 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8” Allen wrench and 5/16” socket wrench
  • Available in Stainless Steel or Gold

*Designed for use on large hollow body guitars
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Vibrato - Bigsby, B700, for arch-top electric guitars
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Lightning Series II. The Bigsby vibrato tailpiece is a type of vibrato device for electric guitar designed by Paul A. Bigsby. The device allows musicians to bend the pitch of notes or entire chords with their pick hand for various effects.
  • Model Name: B-700
  • Series: Lightning Series II
  • Manufacturing Method: Die Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 345 grams/12.2 oz.
  • Overall Length: 8 5/8"/ 219.1 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 ¾"/95.3 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench

*Designed for use on flat top electric guitars Bigsby Lightning Series Vibratos were created for players who want the Bigsby sound and "vibe", but for use on less expensive instruments.
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Vibrato / Bridge - Bigsby, B16, for Telecaster guitars
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Designed for use on Telecaster ® style guitars Bigsby B16 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-16
  • Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Sand Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 333 grams/ 11.7 oz.
  • Overall Length: 8 3/8"/ 212.7 mm
  • Overall Width: 4 1/4"/107.9 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench
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Vibrato - Bigsby, B5 Aluminum, for Solid-Bodies, Left-Handed
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The B5, sometimes referred as the Bigsby “horseshoe” is designed for flat top solid body guitars. Attaching via four screws to a guitar’s top, the B5 is extremely versatile. B5s are common on many styles of guitars including SGs, Les Paul Jrs, Telecasters, and Rickenbacker 325s. Left-handed version.
  • Model Name: B-5
  • Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate Weight: 287 Grams/10.1 oz.
  • Overall Length: 4 3/4”/120.65mm
  • Overall Width: 3 3/4”/95.3mm
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Bridge - Bigsby, bridge assembly for guitar
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Genuine Bigsby® bridge assembly for use with Bigsby vibrato units.
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Vibrato - Bigsby, B30, for thin hollow and semi-hollow guitars
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Designed for use on thin hollow body and semi-hollowbody guitars. Bigsby B30 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-30
  • Series: Licensed Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Die Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 296 grams/10.4 oz.
  • Overall Length: 7 ½"/190.5 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 ¾"/95.3 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench
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Vibrato Kit - Bigsby, B5, FenderĀ® Logo, for Flat-Top Telecaster Guitars
Bigsby B5 with Fender® Logo kit for Telecaster® guitars. This kit includes every part required to fit an “F” logo B5 to a standard Telecaster® using the Bigsby bridge and bridge plate. The B5, sometimes referred to as the Bigsby "horseshoe" is designed for flat top solid body guitars and attaches via four screws to a guitar's top.
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Bridge - Bigsby, Telecaster conventional
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Genuine Bigsby® conventional Telecaster bridge for use with Bigsby vibrato. This is the stock bridge assembly used in B16 vibratos.
2 13/16” stud spacing.
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