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Bigsby B5 Vibrato for Flat Top Solid Body Electric Guitar

The B5 Bigsby Vibrato is a modern classic. You can find it shifting the pitches of classic riffs coming from SGs, Les Paul Jrs., Telecasters and Rick 325s. Rate and review this product
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The B5, sometimes referred as the Bigsby "horseshoe" is designed for flat top solid body guitars. Attaching via four screws to a guitar's top, the B5 is extremely versatile. B5s are common on many styles of guitars including SGs, Les Paul Jrs, Telecasters, and Rickenbacker 325s.

The Bigsby vibrato tailpiece is a type of vibrato device for electric guitar designed by Paul A. Bigsby. The top mount unit allows musicians to bend the pitch of notes or entire chords with their pick hand for various effects. The Bigsby was the first successful design of what is now called a whammy bar or tremolo arm, although vibrato is the technically correct term for the musical effect it produces.

The arm of the Bigsby is spring loaded and attached to a pivoting metal bar, around which the strings of the guitar are installed. In the neutral or unused position, the pressure of the spring counterbalances the pull of the strings, resulting in constant pitch when the strings are played. When the arm of the Bigsby is pushed down towards the top of the guitar, the bridge rocks forward causing the strings to loosen, lowering their pitch. When the arm is released, the strings return to normal pitch. The arm may also be lifted slightly to raise the pitch of the strings.

The Bigsby is highly controllable within its range of motion and requires little force to operate. It is ideally suited to musicians who use slow, subtle, or extended bends.

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- Model Name: B-5
- Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
- Manufacturing Method: Sand Cast
- Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
- Approximate weight: 287 Grams/10.1 oz
- Overall Length: 4 3/4"/120.65mm
- Designed for: use on flat top electric guitars
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Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 2 in
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