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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Jazzpunk, Sep 10, 2020.
I've built a few from some old wood.
Bigsby Vibrato on my Telecaster.
Never fails. There's always that one. Smh. We all know what it is. You don't need to remind us.
Strat tremolo. Floyd Rose tremolo. Tele tremolo...tremolo tremolo tremolo! Now what? Lmfao.
Anybody need an Official Floyd Rose Tremolo System?
If we all know what the difference is, then why do so many use incorrect terminology? I will guarantee that there are those who do not know the difference....as evidenced by the erroneous usage of the two terms, ime.
at any rate....just as you, I am free to post what I wish as long as it is respectful and does not deal with certain subjects.
I've had this 73 tele since it was new. During my younger years I made changes I regret in regards to hurting value. But it does play wonderful and sounds great.
Funny you should ask . . . I just put a new Warmoth Fatback neck on this mongrel (Squier Tele with factory Bigsby with Reverend Soft Touch Spring, Fender CS Twisted Tele bridge and DiMarzio Twang King neck pickups) and she's making her debut at band practice tonight!
I put a Bigsby B5 on my tele and I love it so much. I didn’t at first because it felt stiff and would not stay in tune at all. I installed a Mastery Bridge and added a Reverend Guitars soft touch spring and that solved the tuning problem and stiff problems. Now it’s just so nice!
I added so pics to show you. I really liked the Callaham bridge with the brass saddles but tuning stability was horrible. The Mastery bridge with the stainless steel made it work perfectly.
I only have one Tele, no vibrato on it, but I wouldn't mind a Tele with a Bigsby on it, looks rather proper. But, I have 2 guitars with active vibrato (BMG Special and Wildkat) and my Bullet Strat has one, but it's been decked and blocked, I don't need any more. I don't even need any more guitars, have even told that to my lady love - that's my story and I'm sticking to it...unless I hit the lottery for big money
My next Tele build will have a Bigsby. Nothing sexier IMO.
Love a Bigsby if set up properly. Here’s one i built. Mastery bridge equipped. Chromed Brass Body Bumper to lower the body’s resonant frequency and balance out the guitar. Low tension spring. Feels like a strat trem and stays in tune.
Hell no. The farthest away from traditional I'd go is a humbucker i the neck position.
I greatly dislike any vibratos on tele shaped bodies if they're not Bigsby's. Strat bridges on teles have seemed to have a sense of blasphemy for me.
However, my mind has just been changed by this guitar. I immediately dig this!
Edit: I saw this Charvel last night and oddly enough found that I'm not opposed to it. I like it even more after seeing this SRV inspired tele.
Link to the Charvel: https://www.charvel.com/gear/shape/so-cal/style-2/pro-mod-so-cal-style-2-24-hh-2pt-cm-ash/2966511503
Mike is the ultimate master class. If I could play half as good as Mike by the time I die, I will have accomplished much with my life.
I like my Trem King, which I compare here to the Strat and Bigsby trems:
Bigsby on some of my Tele clones as well as on my Fender '68 pink paisley, which I bought new in 1968.
I removed mine from my Strat, not a fan.
I went thru the whole thread, lots of Bigsbys, but nobody mentioned this? My only Tele - Contemporary MIJ (85ish?)- brand new condition as in flawless, just like I likes em.
And since Duane Eddy, King of Twang, was my original inspiration to start playing guitar (14 years old, possibly my first concert), of course I loves me a twang bar!
A Tele with Humbuckers and a Floyd (type, System 1) - awesome and my favorite Fender. (I also have 4 Contemporary Strats)
My Duane Eddy story:
Yesterday I picked up my custom made Tele by Mattos Custom Guitars and it has a B5.
I put B5s on a couple of my Esquire builds . I remember seeing Carl Wilson playing a Tele with Bigsby on tv in the '60s , thought it was the coolest guitar ever .