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Re: Bigsby for a 330

Postby (jingle_jangle) » Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:34 am

xpitt wrote:Yep, Tim ! Now I remember : from this photo, which was posted somewhere before, I copied the idea of cutting away the "nose" for the 4th screw and place it under the spring instead. Wonderful guitar, you sold it ? don't you regret ?


I did that to Tim's Pop Burst 335 and also on a number of other B5s, including a couple for Kevin Kuney.
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Re: Bigsby for a 330

Postby (beatlefreak) » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:02 am

That was a great idea of yours, Paul. It made it look so streamlined. I wonder why Bigsby never modified their design like that?
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Re: Bigsby for a 330

Postby (xpitt) » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:54 am

beatlefreak wrote:That was a great idea of yours, Paul. It made it look so streamlined. I wonder why Bigsby never modified their design like that?


That is why Paul is our hero :wink:
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Re: Bigsby for a 330

Postby (manta) » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:37 am

I didn't play that 330 Popsickle that much (even though it played like butter) but I sure liked looking at it so it was out of the case and on a stand here a lot of the time. I think I was afraid I'd scratch something up. That Bigsby was fun. I tried playing "Satisfy Susie" like Lonnie Mack with it. (Lonnie's job is safe.)

Yes, Paul had fun with that one. Really made that 330 special with that color and modded Bigsby.

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Re: Bigsby for a 330

Postby (jdogric12) » Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:56 am

FYI on that case issue... it is a common mistake to turn a Bigsby arm in the opposite direction for case storage. This is bad because when the case closes, the arm pulls up on the strings, increasing storage tension. It is best (to the best of my knowledge) to leave the Bigsby arm in the regular position, pointing towards the headstock, so that when the top of the case closes on it, it will slightly lower storage tension.

If I'm wrong, please let me know. But, I have it on pretty good authority that this is a common misconception.
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Re: Bigsby for a 330

Postby (paologregorio) » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:37 am

jdogric12aolcom wrote:FYI on that case issue... it is a common mistake to turn a Bigsby arm in the opposite direction for case storage. This is bad because when the case closes, the arm pulls up on the strings, increasing storage tension. It is best (to the best of my knowledge) to leave the Bigsby arm in the regular position, pointing towards the headstock, so that when the top of the case closes on it, it will slightly lower storage tension.

If I'm wrong, please let me know. But, I have it on pretty good authority that this is a common misconception.


Oops. I've been doing this with my Gretsches ever since I've first owned one. I haven't had any problems, but perhaps it's different with a Gretsch due to the shape of the case...then again, I might hear the sound of five Gretsch necks and one Telecaster neck snapping off any second. :shock:
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Re: Bigsby for a 330

Postby (jingle_jangle) » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:42 am

jdogric12aolcom wrote:FYI on that case issue... it is a common mistake to turn a Bigsby arm in the opposite direction for case storage. This is bad because when the case closes, the arm pulls up on the strings, increasing storage tension. It is best (to the best of my knowledge) to leave the Bigsby arm in the regular position, pointing towards the headstock, so that when the top of the case closes on it, it will slightly lower storage tension.

If I'm wrong, please let me know. But, I have it on pretty good authority that this is a common misconception.


Not so fast...Let common sense be your guide here...On most of my Gretsches, swivelling the arm to an approximate 5:00 position moves the tip of the arm in a downward arc, so that the highest portion of the Bigsby that the case lid contacts when closed is actually the swivel bolt head (or the "pivot point". So, the lid doesn't actually bear down on the arm, but on the immovable pivot point.

Same thing with my Accents.

It's all in where you place the arm.
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Re: Bigsby for a 330

Postby (paologregorio) » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:45 am

Ah, now that makes sense...I really must avoid posting before I've had at least one monster cuppa joe in the morning. :oops: :oops:
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Re: Bigsby for a 330

Postby (jdogric12) » Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:10 pm

Thanks for the clarification, Paul. I was worried I might not have my facts straight. My experience is mainly based on a '96 Epi Casino, which has a slightly different kind of case. We need Rick Mythbusters!
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Re: Bigsby for a 330

Postby (jingle_jangle) » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:12 pm

Ironically, Adam Savage was one of the instructors in my department back in the early years of this century, before he became rich and stopped shaving. I still see him on Polk Street once in awhile.
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Re: Bigsby for a 330

Postby (tennis_nick) » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:01 pm

jingle_jangle wrote:Ironically, Adam Savage was one of the instructors in my department back in the early years of this century, before he became rich and stopped shaving. I still see him on Polk Street once in awhile.


Next time you see him, could you thank him for me? Thank him for making science cool again. I'm a chemistry student, and it's cool now that young kids actually ask me about mythbusters type stuff rather than just not caring!
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Re: Bigsby for a 330

Postby (windchimp) » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:08 pm

tennis_nick wrote:
jingle_jangle wrote:Ironically, Adam Savage was one of the instructors in my department back in the early years of this century, before he became rich and stopped shaving. I still see him on Polk Street once in awhile.


Next time you see him, could you thank him for me? Thank him for making science cool again. I'm a chemistry student, and it's cool now that young kids actually ask me about mythbusters type stuff rather than just not caring!


Seconded (I refrain from the "+1" thing)

Adam and the gang do some really whacky and cool things - and weave a little science lesson in here and there. Kari is pretty easy on the eyes too! :shock: :lol:
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Re: Bigsby for a 330

Postby (jps) » Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:07 pm

windchimp wrote:Seconded (I refrain from the "+1" thing)

Would that be 2nd'd? :mrgreen:
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Re: Bigsby for a 330

Postby (jdogric12) » Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:20 am

windchimp wrote: Kari is pretty easy on the eyes too! :shock: :lol:



Understatement of the year!!!
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Re: Bigsby for a 330

Postby (tennis_nick) » Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:31 am

jdogric12aolcom wrote:
windchimp wrote: Kari is pretty easy on the eyes too! :shock: :lol:



Understatement of the year!!!



Even when pregnant she's gorgeous!

But I'm sure they hear that often, so just the science thing will be good!
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