26 senojnad 6 months ago So what's the advantage to the pin style Bigsby from the through bar? (Matt Vogt) I have a "String Through" Bigsby on my Broadkaster Jr. (bought 6 months ago). I was surprised to find that it seemed MORE difficult to string than a standard Bigsby with pins. The holes through the bar are at an angle (not parallel with the top) which makes it very difficult to see the hole where the string gets inserted. I find inserting the string more troublesome than the old "ball over the pin" method.I have large hands so it is especially difficult to change/replace 1 string at a time -- the high E is the worst.When installing an entirely new set of strings I rotate the Bigsby arm back over the tail piece and insert all 6 strings through their holes. that makes it fairly simple.If Gretsch asked for my opinion I would vote in favor of the longer pins as specified by Duane.