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Bigsby on FSR Bullet

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Scottz, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. Scottz

    Scottz Tele-Meister

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    Someone recently posted a pic of their FSR Bullet that they had installed a Bigsby on but I can't find it. I was wondering how the bridge was modified/replaced for the Bigsby set up. Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. Scottz

    Scottz Tele-Meister

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    Oops, found it, not so recent. It was sambae.
    Any info on this bridge setup?
     
  3. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    All you need is a B5 style Bigsby, which allowed me to use my current bridge with a slight mod. I just had to Dremel a few grooves in the rear lip of the bridge plate.

    Here's mine, using a dirt-cheap Bigsby clone...we call them Chigsbys...that works just fine. Just a thought in case you don't want to drop big bucks on a real Bigsby. (This is an old photo with a different bridge, a roller bridge, that I hated. I since replaced it with my regular vintage bridge with the notches.)


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  4. Scottz

    Scottz Tele-Meister

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    I have someone offering me a B5 in trade for a pedal. I was thinking I might have to do a Bubba mod on the stock bridge plate so I can use the 3 barrel saddles, then dremel a notch for each string. I'm not sure there are any aftermarket bridges that match up with the screw holes on the FSR.
     
  5. Ira7

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    You just have to Dremel 4 semi-circles, not one for each string.
     
  6. Ira7

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  7. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    And oh, this is a biggie:

    Before you install your B5, remove your 3 intonation bolts and Dremel a slot in the end of the bolt!

    Unless you have a tiny right-angle Phillips screwdriver...and who does?...

    You can't get a screwdriver, even a small jeweler's one, in the space between the bolt head and Bigsby. Slotting the end of the bolt allows you to intonate/move the saddles fore and aft, from the OTHER side.
     
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