I need a rubber tip for a Bigsby arm

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by danielktdoranie, Nov 12, 2021.

  1. My Daughter’s Xmas present came with a clear rubber cover on the end of her Bigsby’s arm. I like it, I want one on my Bigsby.

    Where can one buy them?

    Thanks!
     
  2. CicadaNation

    CicadaNation Electromatic

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    That’s kind of like buying a price tag to stick on your used hat.
     
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  3. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

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    What’s wrong with that?
     
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  4. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Go to a hardware store and buy an inch of clear tubing in the right size. They might even just give it to you as a sample.
     
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  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a great tip JR .....I'm here all week folks , try the chicken ( seriously , that is a good idea :) )
     
  6. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Plastic dip for tool handles ought to work, and it comes in a variety of colors.
     
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  7. larryr

    larryr Synchromatic

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    Let me check at home tonight. If I still have it I will mail it to you.
     
  8. What are you? Some kinda angel?
     
  9. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

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    Go to your local music store and steal one or maybe just ask nicely. :confused:
     
  10. Philtertronic

    Philtertronic Gretschie

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    Oddly enough, I'd like one too!
     
  11. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
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    If you didn’t notice, many players remove it after purchase. But if you like the feeling, you could also visit a hardware store. They make rubberized stuff to dip tool handles in and pull out. It then solidifies as it dries. You could do the entire handle if you wish.
     
  12. Glaw

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    montereyjack66 Country Gent

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    As a former Infectious Disease Nurse, I am always encouraged when people choose to play safe.
     
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  15. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

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    Yep, you'd hate to have your wiggle stick get an STD!

     
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  16. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

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    Same way I'm not putting any stray USB Thumb drive in my PC...
     
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  17. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    @danielktdoranie , you may also be interested in the Vibramate handle . You can position it so the lettering is on the bottom of the handle out of sight
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  18. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
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    I think there is such a thing as a heat-shrink end cap. I assume this is how Bigsby makes them.

    I would ask Bigsby.
     
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    Roy Clark Synchromatic

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  20. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

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    Wait, you mean that I can't paddle my screen door across the lake?
     
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