I love mine but am putting it up for sale this week because I switched to a Double (B&G) and can't use a B only anymore. That Fender served me very well this year. I will miss it.
I love the sound of the Nashville, but the extra 2 lbs the bender adds (according to FMIC) is a drawback for me. If I take it off, I can always put it back on if I need it. And I'll have a 7 lb. Tele, which is really tempting!
Anybody know if there's any risk with removal? Parson's site says "we recommend that you DO NOT take the metal Backplate off of your guitar."
I cut my spring too. Spring in Fender B is not tight enough to sustain the weight of the guitar. I use a Florance Voodoo in the bridge.
Wouldn't you need to add a string through hole for the b string? For some reason I thought the p/g equipped tele was missing the body hole for the b string.