Genuine BIGSBY B5 Vibrato Made in USA Polished Aluminum Les Paul SG Tele Rick325
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Genuine BIGSBY B5 Vibrato Made in USA Polished Aluminum Les Paul SG Tele Rickenbacker 325 Bigsby B5 vibrato tailpiece with tension bar in original polished Aluminum. Designed for flat top solid body electric guitars such as Gibson Les Paul Special , SG , Rickenbacker 325, and Fender Telecaster . Frame is 4-1/4" long x 3-5/8" wide.2-1/16" between rear mounting screws.2-3/4" between front mounting screws. Approximate weight 286 grams / 10.1 oz.Overall length 4.75 inches / 120.7mmOverall width 3.75 inches / 95.3mmThe 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. Bigsby B-5 SpecificationsModel Name: B-5Series: Original Kalamazoo LineManufacturing Method: CastManufacturing Material: AluminumApproximate Weight: 287 Grams/10.1 oz.Overall Length: 4 3/4/120.65mmOverall Width: 3 3/4/95.3mm The Bigsby vibrato tailpiece is a type of vibrato device for electric guitar designed by Paul A. Bigsby. The device 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. In standard usage, tremolo is a rapid fluctuation of the volume of a note, while vibrato is a fluctuation in pitch. The origin of this nonstandard usage of the term by electric guitarists is attributed to Leo Fender, who also used the term vibrato to refer to what is really a tremolo effect. The Bigsby vibrato unit is installed on the top of the guitar and works in conjunction with a rocker bridge. 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 Bigsb