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I haven't seen a newer version from Gibson so i can't tell you for sure if the foam is suppose to be there or not. Show more Language: English Content location: United States Restricted Mode: Off History Help Loading... It is rumored, but has never been confirmed that Eddie Van Halen had a part in the inclusion of the fine tuning unit. He is widely considered a true innovator in "whammy bar" tricks and techniques. this content

Musician's Friend 73,829 views 2:15 Gibson Custom Shop SG Standard VOS • SN: 040122 - Duration: 5:25. Only three are fitted here to allow for use of light strings, there being no other adjustment. Well, it is very cool looking, if not all that practical. I like it as much as the Bigsby on my Casino. see this here

Other designs[edit] Kahler Tremolo System on Gibson Les Paul Stetsbar on Gibson Les Paul DC Other notable vibrato designs include the Kahler, Washburn Wonderbar, Hagstrom Tremar, The Semie Moseley-designed Mosrite "Vibramute", I would recommend buying a modern replacement arm, which you can find on ebay or at Allparts, and bending it slowly. Neil Young makes extensive use of a Bigsby vibrato in most of his electric-guitar work, producing an almost constant shifting of pitch in some solos, and simple chord-vibrato in rhythm work.

This guitar is way too cool. It remains the only widely used design whose mechanism is entirely above the belly of the guitar body, making it the only design particularly suitable for acoustic and semi-acoustic guitars. The foam on the underside was to eliminate any noise being transmitted to the body,then through the pickups acting on this unwanted resonance.Also (probable guess) to protect the body from wear.Go Reply With Quote 11-30-09,05:58 PM #2 loufed52 Guest Re: Maestro spring - can it be bent?

By the way, Elliot and I are both longtime SG players, 43 years in my case. Reply With Quote 12-02-09,10:37 PM #7 Elliot Easton View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Les Paul Forum Member Join Date Mar 2003 Location Los Angeles Posts 3,386 If you're going to bend the arm just to clear the case and make it inoperable in the process you might as well remove the arm since it will be useless weblink You don't want it as low as your Standard.

When fully depressing the bar to create these low notes the slack strings would often fall off the nut and have to be quickly snapped back in position. chicagomusicexchange 27,785 views 4:10 Loading more suggestions... Very good pre-emptive answering - but ...... As of 2006[update] Gibson was continuing to offer Vibrola units as options on many models, but also offered a few Fender-inspired tremolo arms such as the Floyd Rose on some Gibson

So the Allparts spring is angled enough to allow the vibrato to have some play up and down? https://books.google.com/books?id=REhMAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA199&lpg=PA199&dq=cannot+close+case+on+gibson+vibrola&source=bl&ots=pucoul8ye1&sig=Y26fGd_3rwCbPHQT9c1SX_seNcQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjegr69ofTPAhVE04MKHfSoDqgQ6AEIRzAE Conceptually, such a mechanism can be achieved by removing four of the six pivot screws from a traditional Strat trem, leaving only the two at the ends of the row, and This 67' SG jr in question has a short maestro, with the felt strip and the strings are 10's. Thanks loufed52 From reading your posts in the past, I have noticed you are by far one of the most knowledgeable SG players around.

It has enough travel to use it, but when folded back the case closes without hitting the arm. http://electrictricycle.net/cannot-close/cannot-close-jaw-properly.html If you want to get more downward range you will have to find an arm with a greater bend in it, or bend one a little further yourself. Am I alone in thinking this? Skip navigation UploadSign inSearch Loading...

The term whammy bar is believed to derive from Mack's 1963 instrumental hit, "Wham!", in which Mack made liberal use of the Bigsby. I apologize if I should be calling it a Vibrola not Maestro. It can be bent easily. have a peek at these guys A small imbalance in tension between the pull of the strings and the counterbalancing pull of the springs held the pivot edge firmly in place against the body.

Rear view of synchronized tremolo. Custom Classic and Custom Pro Series Stratocasters feature a deluxe two point tremolo with block saddles made from milled stainless steel. Some guitarists claim that the fine tuners add an instability to tuning, and that the original non-fine-tuning Floyd Rose bridges are far superior in this respect.

To some degree, Hendrix used stage theatrics less and less as his career progressed, but feedback and vibrato remained a tremendous emotional outlet within his music.

I'll check the WDs-thanks! dennistruckdriver View Public Profile Send a private message to dennistruckdriver Find More Posts by dennistruckdriver 02-25-2010, 02:13 AM #6 SG Lou Senior Member Join Date: Apr 2009 Location: As for the mounting distance from the bridge? EXACTLY the problem with mine, although it does a very cool pull-up wiggle.

It was a royal pain in the ass, but it was worth the trouble. Greetings Kurt Back to top of the page up there ^ Forum Home Welcome |-- The Gibson Lounge |-- Introduce Yourself |-- Forum Feedback The Gibson Family of brands |-- Gibson Sorry about maybe offending you before, just trying to cover the bases. http://electrictricycle.net/cannot-close/cannot-close-a-web-page.html What ever you do, DO NOT PUT HEAT ON THE SPRING TO BEND IT!

In the 1960s and 1970s, vibrato arms were used for more pronounced effects by Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Ritchie Blackmore, Jimmy Page,[1] and Frank Zappa. The Fender two-point system uses two pivot points, one at each end of the pivot, rather than a row of six as in the original Strat trem. Lets rid the world of this dreaded disease I CAN'T SEE OR POST PICS,PHOTOBUCKET IS BLOCKED ON WORK PC'S Guitars: 64 SG Special Custom Shop Iommi Sig.