Let's see your wiggle sticks!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by FenderLover, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. FenderLover

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    I've only recently realized that I play these four the most often, and they all have wiggle sticks on them. We're looking at a Tennessee Special with TV jones, Les Paul Honey burst, Am Std Deluxe Strat, and a 2002 MIM Rosewood Tele with a custom rosewood neck. The Les Paul and Rosewood have Vibramates with B7 and B5 Bigsbys.

    W'dya got?
     

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  2. Jupiter

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  3. Jimmyspaz

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  4. LarsOS

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    Wiggle stick, what a delightful term. :) Trying to come up with a Norwegian translation... riklepinne, maybe. Alright, carry on.

    Oh btw here is mine:
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    It is a Peavey Destiny neck through with a Kahler Spyder wiggle stick bridge (floating, of couse) and locking nut. A dive bombing machine. Pushing the stick until the strings hang slack like overcooked spaghetti is no hindrance to staying in tune. I replaced the pickups and rearranged all the wiring, so now it's a "true" HSS with a parallel/serial/split switch on the humbucker. A great improvement. Now I can make it sound almost strat-like.
     
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  5. FenderLover

    FenderLover Poster Extraordinaire

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    I first saw that term in a Guitar Player magazine from the 70's in a Billy Gibbons interview and it stuck with me ever since.
     
  6. DonMI6

    DonMI6 Tele-Holic

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    Only one I've got, my Brian May thing. Unlike the home made original, this is essentially a Strat bridge.
     

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    As originally built.....

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    .....and with the updated Lindy Fralin pickups

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  9. FenderLover

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    WOW! I've never seen a 'wrap around' Bigsby like that. And look at the size of the tension-roller thing! It's huge! You don't see many stock strats with Bigsbys. Even the bridge is unusual. It looks like a fender headstock, what year is that?
     
  10. spellcaster

    spellcaster Tele-Holic

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    The Bigsby tailpiece and Space Bar bridge came from Fred Pearce at ZZ Guitarworks, which unfortunately seems to be gone. Too bad...he made nice quality products.

    The guitar's a partscaster, but the neck is MIJ 1986 Contemporary Squier.
     
  11. FenderLover

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    The red/black pick guard is a cool touch also. Partscaster guitars are nice to put your own thumbprint out there, the way you want it. The Rosewood I have pictured is that way. Certainly nicer than a stock 2002 MIM rosewood IMO. I've got two other partscaster Tele's with hard tails.
     
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    Temporarily Strat-less, but three Bigs:

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    Here's my contribution: flamebait. Say what you will - this guitar is KILLER!

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    My Squier Vintage Modified jaguar which I modified even further by adding a tortoise shell pickguard and replacing the stock bridge with a Tune-o-matic with roller saddles, it's really smooth.

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    Here's my "Big red" which was my main stage guitar with Slavantas, the Kahler was a later addition and has served me well.

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    My Fido 2$ (Double buck) you'd be amazed at how well the Gibson Vibrola stays in tune with a roller bridge.
     
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    One of oldie but goodies
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    I've got several more, but don't have pics of them all yet.
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  17. FenderLover

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    Nice! That 62 Jazzmaster would be on my short list. I'm sure you're quite fond of it. Nice collection.
     
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