05-29-2012 12:33 AM
05-29-2012 12:40 AM
Explain how the Bigsby is superior to the Floyd Rose
05-29-2012 02:38 AM
05-29-2012 04:43 AM
05-29-2012 05:11 AM
05-29-2012 05:34 AM
Subtlety is what makes the bigsby superior.
05-29-2012 05:58 AM
05-29-2012 06:09 AM
Bigsby is easier to tune.
Good thing, because you'll be doing a lot of it. Not so with a Floyd once you get it locked down.
Bigsby lets you rest your hand on the bridge.
I must have amazing technique because I've never had a problem palm muting my Floyds. I hear people throw this out there all the time, but I honestly don't go out of tune when I lay my hand on it. I do have a very light touch when playing though.
Bigsby can be installed on hollow and semi-hollow guitars.
Floyds can, can, can... Oh snap.. Ya got one! However, it wouldn't be difficult to design a semi that can handle a Floyd. Matter of fact, when I was working on my Willow design, I did a version that could have a Floyd.
Bigsby doesn't give your strings that looser kind of feel that a Floyd does.
That's determined more by the scale than the bridge type. My 25.5" scale Fender MIM Strat, with a standard Strat style bridge and my 25.5" scale Charvel, with a Schaller Floyd Rose have a very similar string tension. I've never done anything scientific to test that, but they feel about the same to me.
05-29-2012 06:11 AM
Don't have to tune a floyd at all I can plam mute very easily and rest my hand on the front end of a floyd with no problems... Don't play semi's or hollows...so for me that doesn't matter ??? feel the same to me. tension is tension.
Bigsby is easier to tune. Bigsby lets you rest your hand on the bridge. Bigsby can be installed on hollow and semi-hollow guitars. Bigsby doesn't give your strings that looser kind of feel that a Floyd does.
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