Luthier Parts & Tools

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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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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Spoiler String Retainer - Vibramate
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Vibramate String Spoiler For Bigsby Vibratos The Vibramate String Spoiler is an ingenious little bracket designed to fit right onto your existing Bigsby vibrato without any modifications or special tools. It easily slips right into place and is held in position by the tension of the strings when tuned to pitch. The Spoiler makes string changes so easy you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. No more need for wrapping the strings around and under the vibrato roller with needle-nose pliers in an attempt to get the ball onto that little pin. Multiple color options available.
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Adapter Kit - Vibramate, Standard Carved Top Les Paul
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Vibramate V7-LP Les Paul Adapter Mounting Kit, For Bigsby B7 - Now you can install a Bigsby Vibrato on your carved top Les Paul® guitar without drilling any holes!
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Tension Spring - Bigsby, Vibrato, ~\frac{11}{16}~" long
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Genuine Bigsby® replacement spring for tremolo units. These springs are 11/16" (17.5mm) in length and are the shortest springs available from Bigsby®. 11/16" springs are shorter than the standard ⅞” (22.2mm) springs that are stock in most Bigsby models. This spring can be used to lower the trem arm.
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Washer - Bigsby, Plastic, for tremolo units
Genuine Bigsby® replacement washer for tremolo units. This white plastic washer sits beneath the spring in the cup located on the frame. These washers reduce noise and potential damage to the spring and cup.
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Tension Spring - Bigsby, Vibrato ⅞" long
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Genuine Bigsby® replacement spring for tremolo units. These springs are 7/8" (22.2mm) in length. 7/8" springs are the standard size included with most stock Bigsby® models.
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Vibramate - Super Grip for Bigsby Trems
The Vibramate Super Grip is custom made specifically to fit the arm of your Bigsby vibrato. The textured design adds contour to the overall grip and a soft comfortable feel for subtle vibrato techniques. The Vibramate Super Grip easily slides onto your existing Bigsby vibrato arm without any modifications or special tools. The tapered design ensures a snug fit once installed but can be removed just as easily by sliding it back off. One size fits all - Vibramate Super Grip fits all Bigsby vibratos using the standard stock flat arm including Import and Left-Hand models. Made in USA.
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Washer - Bigsby, Fiber, for vibrato handle
Genuine Bigsby® replacement vibrato handle washer.
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Tension Spring - Bigsby, Vibrato, 1 ⅛" long
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Genuine Bigsby® replacement spring for tremolo units. These springs are 1 1/8" (28.6mm) in length and are the longest springs available from Bigsby®. 1 1/8" springs are longer than the standard ⅞” (22.2mm) springs that are stock in most Bigsby models. This spring can be used to raise the trem arm.
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Adapter Kit - Vibramate, V7-335 for Gibson and Epiphone Arch Top
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Vibramate V7-335 installs in minutes with no drilling! For arch top guitars with stop tailpiece and Tune-A-Matic bridge. The E-series is for 8.0" guitars. The G-Series is for 8.5" guitars.
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Adapter Kit - Vibramate, V5 Stage II Vintage Telecaster, chrome
Now you can install a Bigsby Vibrato on your vintage Telecaster® guitar without drilling any holes! The Vibramate V5-TEV Stage II Model Mounting Kit is designed for a Bigsby B5 Original Vibrato and will fit most standard Telecaster® guitars that have a vintage style "Ash-Tray" bridge and 4-screw mount. The kit includes mounting hardware for the Bigsby B5 Vibrato and utilizes your existing Telecaster® pickup and bridge saddles.
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Screw - Bigsby, Regular #125, Hinge
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Genuine Bigsby® mounting screws. These are the same screws that come stock with many Bigsby® vibrato units. These wood screws are for mounting the hinge to the edge of the guitar body.
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Pin - Bigsby, Hinge, genuine replacement
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Genuine Bigsby® replacement hinge pin for tremolo units. This hinge pin measures 1 13/16" from the base of the head to the end.
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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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Screw - Bigsby, for Mounting to Guitar body
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Genuine Bigsby® mounting screws. These are the same screws that come stock with many Bigsby® vibrato units. These wood screws are for mounting the vibrato to the top of the guitar body.
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Nut - Bigsby, Handle, genuine replacement
Genuine Bigsby® replacement nut for vibrato handle.
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Hinge - Bigsby, Extra Short, stock for B3 / B7
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Genuine Bigsby® replacement hinge for vibrato units. This hinge is the stock hinge used on the B7 and B3.
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      Tension Spring - Bigsby, Vibrato, 1" long
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      Genuine Bigsby® replacement spring for tremolo units. These springs are 1" (25.4mm) in length. 1" springs are longer than the standard ⅞” (22.2mm) springs that are stock in most Bigsby models. This spring can be used to raise the trem arm.
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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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      Bracket - Bigsby, Chet Atkins, 2 pieces
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      Genuine Bigsby® Chet Atkins bracket, two pieces connected, for use with Bigsby vibrato units. Includes all set screws required for attaching the arm to the bracket and the bracket to the vibrato. Arm sold separately.
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      Shim - Bigsby, 1953 Original Telecaster
      Genuine Bigsby® aluminum neck shim for use with B16 or other vibratos. This item is a replica of the original 1953 Bigsby® neck shim made for Telecasters using the B16 vibrato. These shims are made of a lightweight aluminum and raise the neck 3/16" for a proper angle to work with the floating bridge. The shim is not drilled. Bigsby suggests using a 3/8" drill bit.
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      Adapter Kit - Vibramate, V5 Standard Mounting
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      Vibramate Standard V5 Adapter Mounting Kit, For Bigsby B5, Aluminum Now you can install a Bigsby Vibrato on your guitar without drilling any holes!
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      Bracket - Bigsby, Chet Atkins, top piece
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      Genuine Bigsby® Chet Atkins bracket, top piece, for use with Bigsby vibrato units. Includes set screws for mounting the arm. Lower piece, fiberwasher, handle spring and nut sold separately. Pre-installed handle stud not included on gold version.

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