I will soon have my hands on a F-logo Bigsby equipped Tele. I was really just interested in the neck on this guitar and am not keen on having a Bigsby. So, I considered parting it out. But that would leave me with a Tele body with some unsightly holes. So, it occurred to me that I might convert the guitar to a bender Tele using a Hipshot bender. I could keep the Bigsby bridge in place. Then remove the Bigsby tailpiece and replace it with a Hipshot. The Hipshot mounting plate would likely cover the holes from the Bigsby tailpiece. And I'd wind up with a bender Tele. In the future, I could put the Bigsby back if I so chose. So I have the following questions: 1) Would this indeed work technically? Is the Bigsby bridge compatible with the Hipshot? 2) What kind of tonal differences might I get from a Bigsby bridge as opposed to the traditional 3 saddle Tele bridge? Is the Hipshot better suited to a 3 saddle bridge? 3) Has anyone else tried this experiment and have some wisdom to share? thanks!