The Workbench

Bigsby Pin Lengths


How much do the length of the axle pins vary?

Axle pin seems to be Bigsby’s name, I always call them string pins and they are often called roll bar pins.

These are member Setzer’s pins. How hard would it be to tap the holes in a modern Bigsby?


With the right tools, pretty easy. Small drill press and vice holding the bar in proper alignment for drilling and tapping.

Trying it by hand may give hit or miss results.


Duane specified longer pins on the Bigsbys for his signature model.

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