The B5 Bigsby

Discussion in 'Technical Side of Things' started by ZackyDog, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Age:
    55
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Somehow, the B5 Bigsby looks perfectly "at home" on a Rickenbacker 325:

    bigsby b5 john_lennon_rickenbacker_325.png
     
  2. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Yep, the B5 is gooood
     
  3. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I got a lot of problems, but a B5 ain’t one of them!
     
  4. MichaelGitarski

    MichaelGitarski Electromatic

    39
    Jan 6, 2020
    Toronto
    i LOVE a b5 on a tele.

    this was my old telecaster:
    [​IMG]
     
  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    I'd like to do that to my new Tele with the Vibramate system , but I'm just going to hold off for a while . Just want to enjoy the natural beauty of it right now
     
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  6. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    I like her stock. It's a beautiful guitar you got.
     
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  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Thanks Charlie ... yea , sometimes I find myself just staring at it ... lol
     
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  8. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Yeah. It's really nice. I would imagine it sounds amazing.
     
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  9. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Absolutley
     
  10. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    I
    I'll have to make it back East some day.
     
  11. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    I didn't like the one i had on my 325,if i'd kept that guitar it was coming off to be replaced with a trapeze!
     
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  12. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I prefer the B3 B4 the B5.
     
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  13. knavel

    knavel Synchromatic

    916
    Dec 26, 2009
    London, England
    Tension bar Bigsbys are less preferable to me than the B6, B3, etc. They don't have that natural flow.

    For a Rickenbacker with the ramp from the butt of the guitar to me the best Bigsby is the B16, although it takes work to mount--cutting and welding to get the hinge to match the existing hole(s) on the guitar. But I've done it and I know I am the first and only one to have done so.

    I had a Fender B5 on my old Telecaster via Vibramute. The system works but it adds noticable weight.
     
  14. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Never been a fan. I just don't like the look.
    It's one of the reasons that keeps me away from buying a new Jet. They look great but I suspect it will be a mess to get rid of that B5.
     
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