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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by customxke, Nov 8, 2011.
I'm waiting to hear the other neck... have you got the switch fixed yet?
Switch is fixed, but still waiting on the pickup for the mando neck.
Lookin' great! Nice work!
Is that a Standel single 12"?
I have the same amp if it is . . . and they sound awesome!
It is a single 12, and I agree...I think it sounds awesome too!
5 pole pickup should arrive this week, so this project will FINALLY get buttoned up. I did score two more 6 string pickups from somewhere else. Its Bigsbytacular around here these days.
Pickup still isn't here. Ive been looking for a 50s Bigsby B3 since I started this, with no luck. I'll let you guys in on a trade secret.....Bigsby still uses the 50s dog/mold for left-handed units...so I bought a lefty B7...notice no "No." before the patent number....
Popped of the c-clips and flipped the string retainer around...
Cut it up....
J.B. Cold Welded it back together ...
Then I slapped it on...ignore the dogear p90 on the mando side....its just for the sake of the photo.
Cool fix, howd you know about the lefty mold? This is the coolest build I've seen in a while here.
Thanks for the kind words about the build! As for the lefty mold....years and years ago I noticed the differences between 1950s Bigsbys, and modern ones. I realize that to some, the differences are really subtle, but once I was aware of them, they really popped out...especially the overall shape of the main plates. On a 50s Bigsby, the sides of the plate are curved, but on modern equivalents, they're basically straight. I used to cruise eBay looking for old ones, and I would just scroll through the listings pretty quickly. The leftys would pop out to me, because of the curved contoured base-plate. I thought I was the only one that noticed, but I've since found some other Bigsby nuts that have noticed it as well, and are also re-creating 50s Bigsbys by doing the same thing I did. They'll probably want to murder me for posting this.
5-pole pickup arrived today. I'll wire it up tomorrow.
Wired up? How does it sound?
Thanks! I'm really happy with the way it sounds! The mando neck sounds more like a mandolin than an octave guitar....guess I need to learn mandolin now.
Love those Bigsby volume/tone pedals.
WANT!!!!! This is a fantastic build!! You should be proud!
really looking great!