Bigsby vs Trem King vs Strat Trem

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  1. Hoodster

    Hoodster Friend of Leo's

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    Fun stuff!

    FWIW, I liked them all. But I liked Strat's trem the best, followed by the Bigsby and then the Trem King. But I also liked the Esquire's tones best, so it's all a wash, in sum.

    I've got a couple of Bigsby-equipped guitars, a couple of Strats whose trem I use, and not a Trem King but a Wilkinson trem on a Strat-copy. I love them all. The Wilkinson is the smoothest and maybe the best of my own lot. But I also love non-trem guitars, so I'm Mr. Gumbo eating salad here. Whatever works, and whatever the player likes, is "best" to me.
     
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    I like the bigsby best. Subtle vibrato is lovely.


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    Need a Jazzmaster trem in that line up.
     
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    Bigsby was by far my favorite, and I've never had a Bigsby equipped guitar..Thanks, I'll send you the bill. :lol:
     
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    Interesting. I’ve had a Bigsby (and a Vox with a “Bigsby”), as well as a Duesenberg Les Trem. Never had a Strat of my own, but I’ve tried to play them many times, and I don’t get on with their trems. I like the Bigsby best, with the Les Trem an incredibly close second.
     
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    Surf just sounds better on a Strat in my opinion...
     
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