WBTBR 4 T Style Bigsby™ Bridge
- 4 x Mounting screws
- 2 x Allen Keys
20 in stock
Fitting a Bigsby style vibrato to a traditional or modern T style guitar is a major modification for the instrument, without other modifications to the guitar it will soon become obvious that tuning stability will be unstable and wear at the saddles will cause further issues.
Trev Wilkinson however has the answer in the Wilkinson WBTBR4 bridge. Designed for replacing the traditional ashtray style four hole mounting bridge on your T style guitar the WBTBR4 will keep Bigsby in tune, remove the wear issues, and also retain that great T tone of the classic instrument.
Unlike a traditional style vibrato such as our WVS54, a Bigsby style vibrato creates much more string movement over the saddles of the bridge due to its fixed mounting design and operational
Wilkinson has also thought about that classic T guitar tone as well as solving your tuning issues. Each saddle is crafted from 360 half hard brass with a stainless steel roller, and clamps firmly to the bridge plate for solid tone transfer.
Beautifully CNC machined from aircraft grade 6061 T6 aluminium the WBTBR4 bridge features a
steel base plate that is clamped snugly under the main unit, this plate allows the full magnetic field to flow around the bridge further retaining that desirable classic T tone
All strings need a break angle over the intonation point of the saddle. If the angle is to great then strings can hang up, if to shallow then strings will not ring perfectly and feel will be affected.
Many Bigsby* units come with a front roller that creates the downward tension for the strings
however the height of the bar is none adjustable. Understanding the issues at hand, Trev created the WBRTB, this retro fittable tensioning system attaches to the string roller of the Bigsby* and via its front roller assembly and it’s rear tensioning screw can be set to give the perfect downward pressure for the strings.
20 in stock