Is it possible to put whammy bar on my les paul studio?

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  1. mrbr000takular69

    mrbr000takular69 Member

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    coreydm676 Senior Member

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    hes on trailer park boys right now:laugh2:
     
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    this dude is getting his money's worth out of that whammy. every two or three seconds by my count.

    Randy is rolling over now!!!!!
     
  5. patrick ginnaty

    patrick ginnaty Senior Member

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    I'm about to put a Bigsby on a Studio that I'm putting together for a friend. His last Studio had a Bigsby, he liked it. The last Studio was maroon, this one is black.
     
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    It could be an awesome addition but you would have to have balls to do it - I would cry if I had to deface by Zakk Wylde Epi
     
  7. TheWellGoodShow

    TheWellGoodShow V.I.P. Member

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    i want a bigsby
     
  8. coreydm676

    coreydm676 Senior Member

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    dude look at the headstock its a epi
     
  9. Sky

    Sky Senior Member

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    Or you could just possibly get a Agile AL-2000
    On;y $279.00 and they have Floyd Rose

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    Personally I like the white with gold

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    Check them out here Rondo Music Home Page
    The Floyd Rose start on page 8

    I'm sorry if this didn't help but people compare these Agile's to Epiphone Les Paul's

    - Jordan
     
  10. BillTrantos7

    BillTrantos7 Junior Member

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    hi guys.. I have a J&D LP and I want to put a whammy bar.Is it possible?And if it is..is it difficult or it demands a lot of money??thank you in advance.. :slash:
     
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    it's as easy as reading all of the posts in this topic that precede yours.

    :)
     
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    _pete_ Senior Member

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    I'm not familiar with the brand. Can you post a pic of it?

    I assume you're wanting a Floyd Rose so to answer your questions with that in mind:
    If it's a normal LP copy then yes, it's possible.
    It's not extremely difficult but you have to be precise and very careful.
    Hard to say what a shop would charge for it but if you were in my area, I'd do it for around $125 USD.
     
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    just buy a gibson les paul axcess they have a floyd rose and a shaved heel so you can reach up to the 22 fret easily
     
  14. SouthernJammer

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    Why don't you get a Bigsby? There are now these plates that cover, or not, the original tailpiece holes. They also eliminate invasive routing. Just a few tiny holes on the side of the body around the strap button. If you want it to stay in tune, try wedging a quater between a section of the spring - an old trick that worked wonders on a '79 ES-335 a friend of mine has.
     
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    longan Senior Member

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    I think the Bigsy is the best option, you only need a special plate and B7s fit straight on.
     
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    A Kahler will stay in tune just fine. Just remember after you bend a string, do a quick dive on the bar and the string you just bent will return to pitch.

    Not a big deal.
     
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    Epiphone has the "Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar."
     
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    Call Gary Brawer in San Francisco (or just email him) and ask. At a guess, you're looking at a couple of hundred dollars for the routing required plus the cost of the trem. Might as well go Floyd or Kahler if you're going to do it.

    There's another route -- you might just dump the current Epi and pick up one of the NEW epi LPs that has the Floyd already there. I think it's called the Epiphone Les Paul Plus Top PRO/FX, and it'll be $699:

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    And yet another option: Rondo Music has the AL-3100 CSB Flame Floyd:

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    Notice that this is a 24-fret guitar, which gives you better access to the upper frets while moving the bridge and bridge pickup a bit closer to the neck pickup. The 24th fret is about where the 22nd fret would be in relation to the bottom of the cutaway on a standard LP. Multi-layer binding on body and headstock, ebony fretboard and real MOP inlays. Alnico V pickups. Agile AL-3100 CSB Flame Floyd at RondoMusic.com $439.95 and SO worth it. If you get tired of the LFR in there, you can switch to a German OFR. It'll fit.
     
  19. tolm

    tolm Bigsby Junkie Premium Member

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    As per other posts, Bigsby B7 installed using the Vibramate V7 or one of the kits from ZZGuitarWorks. Easy as pie.

    Having said that, I drilled holes and mounted mine straight to the wood but I was *really* sure I wanted a Bigsby. :)
     
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    Roman Rist has 3 of the "top loading" Floyds for LPs that need no routing.
     

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