Why you thinking of ditching the vibramate Iceman? btw' one cool looking geet!
I'm with you on all counts. Have you ever considered planing the mount?you can also see how much of the tail would have contact with the body with a traditional direct mount, that will have some impact on tone with the TP on the body instead of over, not to mention the break angle will get a bit steeper.
I thought about that when I first got it, only off the top of my head resoning for it being so thick is thread count for the anchor screws, which makes sense if it was jsut top mounted, makes less sense when you factor in the tail bracket...as that sould take some of the tension as well issted of just the 2 small screws on the top taking it all.I'm with you on all counts. Have you ever considered planing the mount?
I don't understand why it's as thick as it is. But there's some very subtle difference in the top shape of my '92 and R8 that causes the extra height to be much less bothersome on the '92. I really can't imagine what that is.
Sorry to dig up this old post, but thought you'd be interested in this:Hey guys' I know quite a few of you here have got em! but just wondering' whats the 'tuning stability' like with a Bigsby ??? I have a Vibrola on my Flying V, and that holds up pretty well' considering, so Im now thinking about fitting a Bigsby with a Vibramateon kit to my Studio?????