Poll: Safe Biggs?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by JeffreyLeePierre, Nov 7, 2019.

Do you keep the plastic protection at the end of your Bigsby arm?

  1. Sure. These days, one cannot afford unprotected tremoloing.

    9 vote(s)
    13.6%
  2. Tear it off immediately! That ruins your Gretsch's bling.

    57 vote(s)
    86.4%
  1. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Double sided tape on the back side of the handle might work.
     
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  2. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    My guess is they are installed to protect the guitar from the bigsby tip.
     
  3. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    When I got my Broadway Jade Penguin it had that plastic piece on the end and it didn't even fit right, all loose and slopy, so I took it off. I figure it was just a shipping bit incase the arm was pushed down into the finish it would offer some minimal protection otherwise its garbage.
     
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  4. mikechandler

    mikechandler Gretschie

    139
    Jul 7, 2015
    Chandler, AZ
    Dude, using a Bigsby with the plastic tip is like taking a shower with a raincoat on!

    Git naked!
     
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  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Not sure if my vote would count as I cover both of mine with a Vibramate Handle IMG_2473.JPG IMG_2474.JPG
     
  6. I throw them off immediately. Weirdly, I leave the plastic on a new pickguard until it starts to lift
     
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  7. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    247
    Dec 6, 2018
    Texas
    Okay, now that makes sense. A functional grip like if your hand was sweaty.
     
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  8. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Synchromatic

    Age:
    53
    807
    Nov 11, 2018
    Paris, north down Montmartre hill
    Actually, I don't use it that much, that's pretty new to me, never had a Strat or any other guitar with tremolo before my first Gretsch last year. Then it's still quite out of my habits. I may play hours without thinking I could use it to enhance what I play.
    Well, too thick to be comfortable. Kinda small too ;)
    Haha that one made me laugh :)
    (How come there's no lol smiley on GT? May be useful from time to time. Not too invasive provided it's used with moderation...)
    Never thought of that. As I bought my G2655T in a store, never saw what's the "stock" Bigsby position for shipping from the factory.
     
  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Maybe use heat shrink. Comes in colours too...
     
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  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I’m actually (mildly) allergic to plastic. Yeah, never heard of that one either.
     
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  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    If you decide on getting one , the word " Vibramate " is printed on it in white . Obviously mine is installed with the print facing on the down side .
     
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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    I use to put that on the shaft of all my screwdrivers when I was in the electrical trade
     
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  13. Monty_piglit

    Monty_piglit Electromatic

    48
    Oct 9, 2019
    Leicestershire
    You've all convinced me, Mine is coming off as soon as I get home, Perhaps if I leave my blue one near my white one I'll get a little sky blue one :)
     
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  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Need to keep things " PG " rated on the forum gang :)
     
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  15. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Electromatic

    Age:
    52
    90
    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    Plasti- dip might work good...
     
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  16. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Remember , these are permanent . Would have to scrape off with a knife
     
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  17. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Electromatic

    Age:
    52
    90
    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    True... Might have to work a popsicle stick underneath and move it with the knife...
     
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  18. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Synchromatic

    Age:
    53
    807
    Nov 11, 2018
    Paris, north down Montmartre hill
    Just added a vote to "tear it off" as that's a vast majority. I'll wait until the weekend to perform that sensitive mod.
     
  19. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Make sure you wear a hard hat, gloves and safety goggles, and make sure you're standing in a tub of water too.
     
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  20. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    247
    Dec 6, 2018
    Texas
    You might should get a goat, a guy blowin a trumpet and someone to do this

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