Torture: Bigsby vs. Stetsbar

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  1. eddiewagner

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    If you can handle brutal torture in German. I guess it needs no subtitles:

     
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    He did compare them to motorcycles.
     
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    Bigsby: Harley
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    The most important difference, the Bigsby looks like it fell off a 50s Cadillac and the Stetsbar fell off a Triumph motorcycle.

    That's what I got from it anyway :cool::lol:

    Nur Spaß, das Video ist echt Klasse ich habe vieles gelernt, danke!
     
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    Most amazing: that Stetsbar stays in tune doing divebombs with 09/42 strings.
     
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    That Bigsby guitar's tone crushes der Stetsbar.
     
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    Come on now. If you're going to compare to motorcycles, compare the Bigsby to the motorcycle Paul Bigsby actually worked on.
    2019-crocker-flying-merkel-to-bohams-auction-motorcycle-1.jpg

    Crocker motorcycles were pushed out of business by Harley, because their product was so much better even though they were a very small company.




    I would compare the Stetsbar to this goofy retro bike:
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    I fitted a Stetsbar and three Bigsbys: a B16 and two B5s.

    I no longer have a Stetsbar but my B16 Esquire is my favourite guitar and the two B5s are keepers. :)
     
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    I wonder if the designer of the Janus was called Hugh? :D
     
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    Totally different pickups my friend.
     
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    Cool. I think the stetsbar looks more right on a Telecaster.
     
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    This confirmed one thing I've always thought, a Bigsby definitely belongs on a black guitar, make/model unimportant.
     
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    I worked for a time with an engineer called John Janus. Of course his nickname was Hugh.
     
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    What are the pups in the black one?
     
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    Fidelitron and tadaaaaah!
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    I have a Stetsbar on my RSTT. It's huge and it's heavy but it STAYS in tune no matter what. Eric Stets is a pipe fitter (iirc) who designed these and he's a great guy in my one experience of dealing with him.

    (Sorry for posting this picture a thousand times)

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    Stetsbar is absolutely my trem of choice!
     
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    Actually I thought so too.

    I guess it could be the pickup or the whammy bar techniques. I have no idea, but it sounded completely different.

    The Stetsbar did seem to stay better in tune. I don't remember any commentary on the Bigsby being less stable, but there was something about the Stetsbar being stable.
     
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