school me on roller bars...

dlew919

Country Gent
Jul 18, 2016
1,185
Sydney, Australia
I have a gretsch 4250T electromatic from 2015. It's beautiful. I believe it has a B60 Bisby.

Is the roller bar on it? The thing that I am supposed to put the strings under, but some people tell me to put them over the top?

Does it make a difference to stability? Expression? etc.

Yes, I googled all this and seemingly received every answer conceivable. The Bisby website only made me GAS... ;)

Thanks in advance.
 

SneakyPete

Electromatic
Mar 7, 2022
80
Australia
Not quite sure what you're asking, but if you mean a 5420 and if the Bigsby b60 is meant to have a tension bar, then no it is not.
 

Randy99CL

Country Gent
Feb 17, 2020
2,107
Albuquerque
Just look at pics of them until you see the difference. Most centerblock and solid guitars have the Bigsby with the tension bar and those on hollowbodies don't. Your G5420 has the B60 so it doesn't.
Some people don't like the tension bar but it's not like you have a choice. 00U0U_dOSVjtHnC6a_1200x900.jpg
My hollow G5129T.
Gretsch G2622 P-90 4.jpg
My centerblock G2622T-P90.
 


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