Vibrato - Bigsby, B6, for large hollow-body guitars

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Vibrato - Bigsby, B6, for large hollow-body guitars

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Bigsby B6 Specifications

  • Model Name: B-6
  • Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 311 grams/11 oz.
  • Overall Length: 9" /235 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 ⅝" / 92.1 mm
  • Arm adjusts with ⅛" Allen wrench and ~\frac{5}{16}~" socket wrench

*Designed for use on thin hollow body and semi-hollowbody guitars
Multiple color options available.

Bigsby Part No: 0495-B6

Bigsby Part No: 0495-B6G

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ColorOur Part NumberUPC/EAN
Product Measurements
Item Length9.25 in.
Item Width3.625 in.
Mounting Hole Diameter0.09375 in.
Mounting Plate Width2.25 in.
Packaging Information
Packaging Dimensions9.5 in. × 5 in. × 2.8 in.
Weight (Packaging)Aluminum version0.84 lbs.
Gold version0.89 lbs.

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Asked by Anonymous on February 29th, 2016.
February 29th, 2016
Staff Member
Top Contributor
The B6 is designed more for large archtops and jazz boxes so this would probably be better than the B7.
March 1st, 2016
Thanks very much for the quick answer to my question. After studying both the B6 and the B7, I feel you are 100% correct. Plus no holes have to be drilled in the top with the B6.
Asked by Anonymous on November 4th, 2015.
November 5th, 2015
Staff Member
Top Contributor
The mounting hardware and spring are included.
Asked by Anonymous on November 18th, 2016.
Matt H
November 18th, 2016
The replacement spring would be 7/8" and our part number for the replacement is P-GB-SPRING-2S
Asked by Anonymous on January 24th, 2017.
Matt H
January 24th, 2017
Standard Bigsby Vibratos are made in the USA. Some licensed models may be manufactured internationally.
Asked by Anonymous on June 8th, 2017.
Matt H
June 8th, 2017
This would be a good choice for a full sized archtop although you may need to drill a few holes at the lower bout for the hinge. There is always risk involved when doing a modification to a guitar. With that in mind, these vibrato's are made of lightweight aluminum (0.84 lbs) and should not put too much strain on a guitar top.
Asked by Anonymous on February 24th, 2018.
February 28th, 2018
Staff Member
You're welcome!
Asked by Anonymous on September 2nd, 2018.
September 5th, 2018
Staff Member
This appears to be the correct unit for a Gretsch White Falcon, but if you have any concerns, please compare the measurements in the drawing above with your guitar or contact Gretsch/Bigsby direct.
Asked by Anonymous on January 8th, 2019.
January 8th, 2019
Staff Member
The link for the vibramate adapter for an epiphone archtop is as follows: Keep in mind this is for the B7 bigsby, not this B7 unit. Here is the link for the proper unit:
Asked by Anonymous on February 14th, 2019.
February 15th, 2019
Staff Member
Yes, the holes in the plate by the bottom strap button are the only required drilling for this particular unit.
Asked by ethan.mcelvein on March 10th, 2019.
March 13th, 2019
It actually has a 7/8" spring. It does have instructions and the plastic washer.
Asked by Anonymous on March 15th, 2019.
March 15th, 2019
Staff Member
There isn't a "correct" Bigsby unit for the guitar in question, but this unit is designed for large hollowbody guitars, and with the Super Eagle being a large, hollowbody guitar, I would say this is ideal for the guitar in question.

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