Hey, all, I'm brand new on the forum here, and that's not surprising, since I've never owned a Gretsch guitar. I do, though, have Bigsby questions, complicated ones, further complicated by the fact that I know nothing about Bigsbys. (I do actually play guitar, though, believe it or not.) Anyway, I came across an item called a Bigsby Palm Pedal a while back, and I thought it would be fun to install on my Gibson Les Paul Studio. I was lucky enough to find a unit, with the two bars attached to a Bigsby B700 import model at a good price. But the rear hinge on the unit is cracked, although it will work just fine if I need it to. But I thought that I would simply buy a non-import Bigsby B7, and put the levers on it. (I do not and never have really liked whammy bars.) My ignorance of Bigsbys meant that I didn't know that the center bar, on which the strings would attach, doesn't come off. Or doesn't seem to come off. I guess that's question number one. Do they come off? Can I simply move the bar from the B700 with the Palm Pedals attached to it into the Bigsby B7? One of the reasons why I'm so insistent on the B7 is, I don't really want to drill into this guitar and make this permanent. I will if I have to. But I really wanted to use the Vibramate, since it looks easier, and not permanent. But the Vibramate won't work with a B700, only with a B7, is what the Vibramate people say. Or will it? It seems to me that the main difference in what wouldn't fit would be the tailpiece hinge, which would need to be replaced on the B700 model anyway, ideally. Can I use a hinge from a B7 on a B700, is my second question? If someone could verify whether that is possible, then I can probably use the B700 with the Vibramate. Or if not, then I have the replacement hinge on that I need anyway. There's no way I can lose here. I can either just put on the unit I have now, and use the B7 and the Vibramate on another guitar- this also means I have to buy another guitar, but what can you do. Or I can just put the B7 on the Les Paul, and save the Palm Pedal model for another guitar. There are advantages either way. For anyone who doesn't know, a Palm Pedal is a unit that instead of doing a whammy type thing, instead will raise the pitch of the G string, the B string, or both, by a set amount, usually a whole tone. It is designed to sound like a steel guitar. This sort of thing is more common in the Telecaster world with B-Benders and to a lesser extent, G-Benders, both of which I'm a big fan of. While not exactly common even with Teles, this sort of thing is very rare on other types of guitars, and I thought it could be a fun addition to my Les Paul, which is otherwise a sort of boring instrument, in my opinion. I've included what pictures I thought would help. Thanks for any thoughts or suggestions you might have! I know I'm a Gretschless interloper here, but this seems to be the Bigsby database, as far as I can tell, so I thought I'd give it a shot!