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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Flouswa, Jul 21, 2019.
Tele always wins in my book too!
Got you fixed up Flouswa
weld the pivot points and leave the bigsby there for balance?
It's quite easy, actually. You remove the handle and the spring, and you're done.
That only works well on a properly designed Bigsby, unlike the crap ones they are using on some models! If I had it to do over again, I'd never buy a 2655T. It has really turned me on the whole thing. I didn't realize just how bad it was until I purchased a Tele. I don't like playing a guitar that goes out of tune partway through a song.
Now you know how us leftys have felt over the past 6 decades. Limited models, limited colors, limited choices and if you order one you wait forever. So stop crying already.....
It's time the leftys had a big win! Long overdue!
A piece of metal pipe or maybe a brass pipe connector piece in place of the spring would do.
They burn heretics, you know...
It's really a beauriful guitar. Yeah the Color is Awesome. Really to bad it's not a righty. I love a Bigsby on a Gretsch.
You could remove the Bigsby and replace it with one of these:
Angela Instruments sells them for $20. Or I could send you one for the cost of shipping from Canada. I have a couple of extras lying around.
I think you'd still have one or two visible holes on top from the B70, but you could plug the holes with decorative screws.
The Bigsby on the 2655T is not a good match for that guitar. It sits too close to the bridge, and the tension roller gives it a sharp break angle which throws it out of tune. If you wanted to use the Bigsby, I'd recommend either running the strings overtop of the tension roller or replacing the roller with a Brick's BiggsFix. Since you're not a Bigsby fan, it sounds like a stoptail model would be better for you. Have you thought about selling your 2655T and replacing it with a stoptail 2655?
I have thought about that. I've also thought about just switching models entirely too, I did look at a Jet recently, one minus a Bigsby. I just liked the compact size and low weight of the 2655. I'd just switch brands, but I do like the sound of a Gretsch. I can't believe that Gretsch is still cranking out this crap set up. I thought maybe it was just mine until my duo partner started b*tching about hers not staying in tune either. And then everyone here as well. It has been sitting in the case since I bought the Tele.
I'm already going to h*ll, what's a little more fire???
It's easy, just replace the spring with something solid.. like a 7/16" socket. Effectively makes it a hardtail.
Same thing has stopped me from buying 1 or 2 geets,,i detest B7/B70's and B5/B50's,and every model in a colour i like has one.
I use the Bigsby and like mine in B6 format ,never had a problem keeping them in tune.
More G and V tails please.
FYI, there's a stoptail 2655 on Reverb marked down to $300 until 7:00 tonight...
When I bought a 2655, I chose a stoptail model and added a Bigsby B3 with a Towner Down Tension Bar. Best Bigsby setup I've ever had. It felt great and stayed in tune perfectly. Gretsch should really stop using B50s.
I personally hate trems of any type.
There, i said it.