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  • Re-stringing a Bigsby took 17 minutes working at a leisurely pace...

    Just re-strung my Schecter Corsair, which has a Bigsby B70 on it. This is the first time I've put new strings on that guitar.



    After opening the new pack of strings, it took all of 17 minutes to put on all six strings, stretch, tune, and commence with rocking out. And I was working at a leisurely pace.



    Who said Bigsbys are hard to re-string? I reckon it's all about technique. Main thing is to pre-curve the ball ends on the shaft of a screwdriver or something similar. Other than that, it's pretty much just like any other guitar. Easy peasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad
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    Just re-strung my Schecter Corsair, which has a Bigsby B70 on it. This is the first time I've put new strings on that guitar.



    After opening the new pack of strings, it took all of 17 minutes to put on all six strings, stretch, tune, and commence with rocking out. And I was working at a leisurely pace.



    Who said Bigsbys are hard to re-string? I reckon it's all about technique. Main thing is to pre-curve the ball ends on the shaft of a screwdriver or something similar. Other than that, it's pretty much just like any other guitar. Easy peasy.




    Meh/ My old Gibson MIII Standard with a full on Floyd took about the same time to change out. That stuff is way over-demonized. Fools need to sack up and not be such pusses.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Chad
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      Just re-strung my Schecter Corsair, which has a Bigsby B70 on it. This is the first time I've put new strings on that guitar.



      After opening the new pack of strings, it took all of 17 minutes to put on all six strings, stretch, tune, and commence with rocking out. And I was working at a leisurely pace.



      Who said Bigsbys are hard to re-string? I reckon it's all about technique. Main thing is to pre-curve the ball ends on the shaft of a screwdriver or something similar. Other than that, it's pretty much just like any other guitar. Easy peasy.




      Meh/ My old Gibson MIII Standard with a full on Floyd took about the same time to change out. That stuff is way over-demonized. Fools need to sack up and not be such pusses.
      Vintage Sunburst Epi Dot Dlx: Seth Lover set | Red MIM Strat: Tonerider City Limits set; Deaf Eddie Fat-O-Caster switch | 3TS Classic Vibe 60s Strat: Deaf Eddie Chromacaster switch | Ibanez SZ520QM: Dimarzio Bluesbucker & Air Zone | Fender Sonoran Bucket acoustic-electric | Fender Super Champ XD: Eminence Ragin' Cajun; JJ Tubes | Fender G-Dec III 30: Eminence Ragin' Cajun

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        ^Yep, my first guitar was a floating Floyd. Floyds never have bothered me at all.



        I've heard people say things like "you can say goodbye to ever changing a broken string at a gig when playing a Bigsby." In my opinion, it's no bigger deal than any other guitar. If a person really wanted to be prepared they could pre-curve the ball ends on their backup string pack.

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          ^Yep, my first guitar was a floating Floyd. Floyds never have bothered me at all.



          I've heard people say things like "you can say goodbye to ever changing a broken string at a gig when playing a Bigsby." In my opinion, it's no bigger deal than any other guitar. If a person really wanted to be prepared they could pre-curve the ball ends on their backup string pack.

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          • #6
            I've found it best to leave 1 string on the guitar while changing strings on a Bigsbified guitar. That way I can still use some lemon oil on the fretboard too. Of course, it helps that I have a third arm.
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              I've found it best to leave 1 string on the guitar while changing strings on a Bigsbified guitar. That way I can still use some lemon oil on the fretboard too. Of course, it helps that I have a third arm.
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              <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong> Mike Eldred, Fender Custom Shop</strong>

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                Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius
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                Of course, it helps that I have a third arm.




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                  Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius
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                  Of course, it helps that I have a third arm.




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                      • #12
                        I'm putting a B5 on a project guitar of mine. Thanks for the pre-curve tip.
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                          I'm putting a B5 on a project guitar of mine. Thanks for the pre-curve tip.
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                            pre curve, and use a capo. Easy.
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                              pre curve, and use a capo. Easy.
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