Vibrato - Bigsby, B7, for arch-top electric guitars

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Vibrato - Bigsby, B7, for arch-top electric guitars

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Designed for use on arch top electric guitars.

Bigsby B7 Specifications

  • Model Name: B-7
  • Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 354 grams/12.5 oz.
  • Overall Length: 8 ¾" /222.3 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 ⅝" /92.1 mm
  • Arm adjusts with ⅛" Allen wrench and ~\frac{5}{16}~" socket wrench

Bigsby B7 Includes:

  • Tremolo
  • Arm Assembly
  • 6 Mounting Screws
  • Spring
  • Plastic Washer
  • Installation Instructions

Bigsby Part No: 0495-B7

Bigsby Part No: 0495-B7G

Part Numbers
ColorOur Part NumberUPC/EAN
AluminumP-GB7-A609722127677
GoldP-GB7-G609722127684
Product Measurements
Item Length8.75 in.
Item Width3.625 in.
Mounting Hole Diameter0.125 in.
Mounting Plate Width1.75 in.
Packaging Information
Packaging DimensionsAluminum version9.5 in. × 4.75 in. × 2.75 in.
Gold version9.5 in. × 5 in. × 2.8 in.
Weight (Packaging)Aluminum version0.95 lbs.
Gold version1 lbs.

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Asked by Anonymous on August 27th, 2015.
dmoberly
August 27th, 2015
Staff Member
The unit comes with instructions, spring, plastic washer and screws for the rear plate and the vibrato unit. This should give you everything you need to install the vibrato.
Asked by Anonymous on November 11th, 2015.
JustinG
November 12th, 2015
Staff Member
Top Contributor
The screws,spring and washer are included.
Asked by Anonymous on December 8th, 2015.
JustinG
December 8th, 2015
Staff Member
Top Contributor
The Vibramate website lists the ES series as using a V5/B5 combo.The Midtown is modeled after the ES series so it stands to reason that this would be the combo most compatible with your guitar.
Asked by Anonymous on December 10th, 2015.
JustinG
December 10th, 2015
Staff Member
Top Contributor
Yes, the part number for the lefty version is P-GB7-A-LH.
Asked by Anonymous on August 25th, 2016.
Matt H
August 25th, 2016
The B7 should work as it is designed for thin archtop and hollowbody guitars.
Asked by Anonymous on October 13th, 2016.
Matt H
October 13th, 2016
We do not have any experience with this on a Danelectro. Typically the B7 is for guitars with an arched top such as Les Paul's and ES-335's. The B5 might be a better choice but you need to make sure that there is something solid to mount this to besides the top.
Asked by Anonymous on October 13th, 2016.
Matt H
October 13th, 2016
It should fit. If your guitar already has a TOM bridge, you will have two holes that will be exposed. There is no way around this unless you use a B5 and a Vibramate V5 or put a cover on top of the holes. There is also a Vibramate V7 for 335 style guitars.
Asked by Anonymous on November 3rd, 2016.
Matt H
November 3rd, 2016
The B7's that we carry have the patent number exposed in aluminum and not covered in black.
Asked by Anonymous on February 25th, 2017.
Matt H
February 28th, 2017
It all depends on the type of clearance your case has. Most people will turn the Bigsby handle towards the back strap pin (away from the headstock) as this lowers the height of the Bigsby arm allowing most cases to close.
Asked by Anonymous on March 3rd, 2017.
Matt H
March 3rd, 2017
You will want to use a Bigsby B3 for the Power Jet.
Asked by Anonymous on May 3rd, 2017.
Matt H
May 3rd, 2017
Most people us the Bigsby B5 for SG style of guitars.
Asked by Anonymous on June 20th, 2017.
Matt H
June 21st, 2017
This will not work without some permanent modifications. For a drop in replacement you need a Bigsby B5 (SKU: P-GB5-A) and a Vibramate B5 (SKU: P-GV5-A).
Asked by Anonymous on October 26th, 2017.
Matt H
October 27th, 2017
These will fit on a Les Paul but without the Vibramate your will need to drill into the guitar.
Asked by Anonymous on November 16th, 2017.
Matt H
November 17th, 2017
We recommend that you examine the dimensions in the spec sheet to see if this will fit on your guitar. Also, installing a Bigsby often requires permanent modification.
Asked by Anonymous on November 23rd, 2017.
Matt H
November 28th, 2017
We are unsure if this will fit your guitar. We recommend that you examine the dimensions in the spec sheet and compare them to your guitar.
Asked by Anonymous on December 26th, 2017.
Matt H
December 29th, 2017
Since the ES 175 already has a bridge, you would be better off with a Bigsby B6. Depending on the hole pattern of your current tailpiece, you might need to make permanent modifications to your guitar.
Asked by Anonymous on December 28th, 2017.
Matt H
December 29th, 2017
According to the Vibramate website, there are no Gretsch hollowbody guitars compatible with the B7 vibramate.
Asked by Anonymous on February 6th, 2018.
Matt H
February 6th, 2018
This is not designed to fit onto a hollow body guitar like the afs75t. I would look at the B3 but you will need to compare the B3's specs with your guitar to insure a proper fit.
Asked by Anonymous on April 22nd, 2018.
Matt H
April 26th, 2018
You will want to consult a guitar tech or luthier for perfect compatibility.
Asked by Anonymous on June 3rd, 2018.
Matt H
June 6th, 2018
Yes this a genuine Bigsby made in the USA.
Asked by Anonymous on November 8th, 2018.
BradWbr
November 8th, 2018
Staff Member
It appears as if the Bigsby B50 is used as the stock vibrato unit on the Streamliner Junior, so you may want to consider that unit, but you will need to compare the sizing from the spec sheet above if you want to use this unit. https://www.amplifiedparts.com/products/vibrato-bigsby-b50-guitar-flat-top-electrics
Asked by Anonymous on February 1st, 2019.
BradWbr
February 4th, 2019
Staff Member
I was able to find examples of people installing this unit as well as the B5 unit on a Les Paul Jr. Here is the link for the B5: https://www.amplifiedparts.com/products/vibrato-bigsby-b5-flat-top-electric-guitars
Asked by Anonymous on May 29th, 2019.
BradWbr
May 30th, 2019
Staff Member
Both the B5 and the B7 will work on an Epiphone Sheraton II according to the Vibramate website. Using a Vibramate adapter plate in conjunction with a Bigsby vibrato unit will allow for drill free mounting to your guitar.
Asked by Anonymous on June 28th, 2019.
BradWbr
June 28th, 2019
Staff Member
Several Bigsby units will properly fit an Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II, including the one in this listing (B7) as well as the B3. You will want to determine if drilling into the body is a major concern, as the B7 requires drilling more holes for mounting.

Product Reviews

5.00 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
- March 21st, 2019
5 out of 5

There is only one Bigsby and nothing sounds like the real thing. Even if you only shake the stick once in a blue moon, the resonance of the strings between the bridge and roller bar has a unique character. The B7 is perfect for a Gibson ES 135.

- January 14th, 2019
5 out of 5

Great product. Unfortunately, it did not fit my '99 Epiphone ES-335. Amplified Parts graciously arranged for me to return the Bigsby for a full refund. I have a B5 Bigsby on order from Amplified and can't wait to receive it. Thanks so much. You guys are awesome.

- January 23rd, 2016
5 out of 5

I have bought 2 of these from Amplified Parts...One aluminum the other gold and they were perfect...They add sustain. Aluminum was put on Gibson ES 335 Gold was put on Epiphone ES 175. I will be ordering another soon...Can't go wrong, easy to install....Bassman

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