The Vibramate V5-TEV kit is a simple way to mount a Bigsby B5 Vibrato on a Telecaster® with no modifications to the guitar.
Includes the Vibramate vibrato mount, plus a quality Tele “ashtray” bridge which uses your existing bridge mounting screws.
The Vibramate interlocks with the bridge, and is secured by the strap button. No drilling. No soldering. A screwdriver is all you need. Saddles sold separately.
Standard Tele saddles adjust from the back, which would be blocked by the vibrato.
Vibramate’s Dual-access Saddles solve this with screwdriver slots at both ends. Order a set of these quality saddles along with your V5-TEV kit.
“Vibramate keeps your guitar original, without modifications.
So if you sell the guitar, or decide a Bigsby’s not for you, it’s easy to revert the guitar to stock.” — Erick Coleman, guitar repairman and StewMac tech advisor
This high quality plated hardware looks right at home on your Tele.
Directly replaces vintage bridges using existing screw holes, but replacing a modern American Standard or Pro requires drilling.
For USA Bigsby B5 Vibrato only (will not fit the Bigsby B50 licensed imported vibrato).