Bigsby Bigsby Tailpc Kit B7 Gibson

See other products from KMC
4.5 of 5 Stars! Rating 4.5 | 4 reviews

  • Model:
    KMC-086-8013-005-39735    Have Questions ?
  • UPC:
  • Price :
  • Quantity:

  • Discontinued

*  Click "Add to Cart" to calculate shipping and delivery time.

Need more information?
Our staff are available to answer any questions you may have about this item
Request More Information

Customer Reviews Write a Review
by Rainodes Date Added: Wednesday 15 February, 2012

The box says "MADE IN KOREA", which is surprising since Bigsby boasts about this line being made in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I wrote to them and they clarified that the "Kalamazoo" line is indeed cast in Kalamazoo, then sent to Korea for packaging, and then distributed all around this strange world we live in.5 stars because the B7 is a classic, and mine arrived in fine shape.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by M. Williams Date Added: Saturday 13 August, 2011

Before I ordered the B7/V7 combo I contacted Vibramate to ask if this Bigsby would install on my Epi Les Paul 100. The answer was "yes" but the real answer is "no". Not even close. First you need 6" between your guitar tail piece and the bottom of the guitar (where your strap connects). Less than 6" and it's an instant problem. The other problem I had was the Vibramate tail piece did not align with the strap bolt which is required since the strap bolt is used to fasten the Vibramate tail piece the the guitar. The instructions say not to tighten down the "dog bone" plate (B7 part) to tight. This allows for some movement to align the Vibramate tail piece to the strap bolt. I did this and it would not align. The net is if you have an Epi Les Paul 100 this combo does not work even though Vibramate (in person and on their site) says it will. I also measured my Epiphone Les Paul Custom and because the distance I stated above is less then 6" it will not work on that model either. I'm going to try the B5/V5 next.

Rating: 2 of 5 Stars! [2 of 5 Stars!]
by DotheDew Date Added: Tuesday 14 June, 2011

The B7 vibrato not only adds to the aesthetics of a guitar (a Les Paul in particular), but it adds a whole new dimension of sound to a guitar. Installation was fairly simple with the matching Vibramate adapter plates, however the tailpiece plate did not line up properly with the original strap pin hole, but it was not a problem (just have to push down a tad on the Bigsby).Overall, the vibrato looks great on my guitar. I did not notice a weight difference between having a stop tailpiece and the Bigsby. However, I did notice that the guitar is louder acoustically (unplugged), and I have a bit more sustain now. The guitar fits in its case too, so there are no problems.The only gripe I have about the Bigsby is that for the first week the guitar did not stay in tune for any duration of time. I applied some graphite to the nut and bridge saddles and it seems to have eased the tuning problems. It just takes some proper string stretching/applying graphite to fix the issue. I won't be taking this off my guitar!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
by aceofbase Date Added: Wednesday 01 June, 2011

Its expensive for just a few bits of metal but I love the vibrato sound and the look of the Bigsby on my Les Paul. Adds a slight "airiness" to the tone (which sounds good!) maybe its the extra sustain. I got a vibramate adaptor set (V7LP) so I didnt have to drill holes and could go back to the original setup if needed. Make sure you have your truss rod tool, screwdrivers, and feeler gauges handy because you will need to setup the guitar again after installing the Bigsby. I plan to get a roller bridge soon, but it works ok with the Tunomatic. The handle swings back over the body of the bigsby so it fits nicely in the standard gibson case.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Items 1 - 4 of 4 reviews  1 
Write a Review
Get discount notice and extra promotion info.

See our privacy policy.