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TBurstStd

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First post as I recall. Anyways now soon a Heritage owner.  2015 H-530. Should be here next week. 

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Wow congratulations on a beauty. 

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Nice!  Enjoy that beauty!

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Congratulations! Those are killer guitars.

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H530's are tone kings.  Congratulations and welcome. :wave:

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Nice first Heritage. Kiss your bank account goodbye. You'll be buying more ........... 

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welcome, nice 530 :-)

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On 3/7/2019 at 12:29 PM, Gitfiddler said:

H530's are tone kings.  Congratulations and welcome. :wave:

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So I am going to Bigsby this.  I am thinking tension bar models. Most go B7, I’m thinking B12

thoughts?

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that is a beauty! congratulations!

does the 530 have a center block south of the bridge? if not, I would stick with a floater B3/B6 etc

tension bar definitely helps keep the strings down on the bridge though, if it's a shallow angle

 

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The 530 does not have a center block.  As I understand:

non tension bar Bigsbys are for high mount bridges (like the Tom on top of a bridge base.  Like my White Falcon)

tension bar Bigsbys are for low mount bridges, like a Tom on a 530, 535 or Gibson 330, 335

i looked at 330s and Casinos (both hollow bodies). From the factory they are coming with tension bar Bigsbys. Ala B7

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You might want to rethink going with the B7, I had one installed on my H530 for a few months and couldn't stop knocking the low E out of the saddle anytime that I really dug in.

I thought about trying a B12 but wound up selling the guitar anyhow which I've frequently regretted doing since. The tone of these 530s is something special!

Either way, congrats on a real looker!

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Curious, do mean a B7 with the tension bar and you were still having the string come off the saddle?

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1 hour ago, TBurstStd said:

Curious, do mean a B7 with the tension bar and you were still having the string come off the saddle?

 

31 minutes ago, FranzMohamitz said:

 

Yes.

Here's the one I had on my H530: http://www.bigsby.com/vibe/products/vibratos/bigsby-b7/

 

Please disregard everything I offered to this thread.  Sorry for the confusion.  After further review I've realized that I had a B-30 (no holes drilled, no tension bar)

IMG_0984.thumb.jpg.f8c9e5d8488b1311271ab63748e21acc.jpg.6af3b5cdb37c5361a12cd99383c622b2.jpgYou should be good with the B7! 

 

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First rehearsal with it this evening.  Most definitely delivered the goods.  Bigsby B12 arrived today and will get installed Sat. 

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