- May 17, 2011
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I have a Gibson ES-335 and I bought the Vibramate V7-335 and a Bigsby B7. When I screw the Bigsby to the Vibramate it sits so high on the body that the strap button hole doesn't line up with the hole in the Bigsby to screw in the strap button. I can loosen the 2 big bolts that hold the Vibramate and then attach the strap button, then tighten down the Vibramate but I feel that is putting some stress on the studs (and maybe the top on the guitar) holding the bolts in place. I feel like if I could bend the Bigsby a little more to the shape of the top, that would work. The Bigsby is very straight and pretty rigid, it would probably take a vice an a plastic coated sledge hammer to bend it.