General tech questions

The Gold is gone

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Got a great deal on a new uninstalled B6C Bigsby with Chet Arm. But it was Gold. So a little bit of Brasso and elbow grease and the gold was gone. Next plans: Change out the hinge with my B6 licensed bigsby to avoid drilling new holes when installing on the Gretsch.

So... Anyone needs an unused Chet wire arm in gold ? I'm reusing the other arm

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Perhaps you could start another thread offering the Chet arm?

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I could use that arm for my '98 6120. What are you asking for it?

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Hi dave PM me and we make it out... Trades prefered since I don't use PayPal at all Cheers

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Nothing recieved... PM seems to be down again? Try mailing me directly f DOT tippner @ gmx DOT at

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Surgery successfull

Changing the hinge was a piece of cake

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Are there any scratches or anything left behind after removing the gold? What metal is below the gold?

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I would think Ni. You can't plate gold over chrome.

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Yeah looks nickel to me. Scratches can be avoid by using a soft rag- which also means that you have to work harder/longer on it. I didnt mind a few scratches/relicing. I want the job to be done. I used this from the kitchen (both sides) with an Alu/Chrome polish from the car

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– ChimingBell

What was the process for removing the hinge pin ? I'm guessing a punch. I'm glad the sized matched.

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I was in Navy JROTC for a while and they issued "brass" belt buckles. We were told to use brasso on them and by the end of the year they were a shiny silver.

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Any of us old timers that are veterans know Brasso well.

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What was the process for removing the hinge pin ? I'm guessing a punch. I'm glad the sized matched.

– Lou574

Removing the hinge pin was easy. I used a long and thin screw/thick nail that fits the hole and yanked it out with a hammer. Very soft, controlled force necessary. But it goes out easy and quick. Then change out the hinge and reuse the pin.

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Removing the hinge pin was easy. I used a long and thin screw/thick nail that fits the hole and yanked it out with a hammer. Very soft, controlled force necessary. But it goes out easy and quick. Then change out the hinge and reuse the pin.

– ChimingBell

I'm reading about problems people have reshaping the mushroom end, to keep it in place. I really don't care about drilling new holes. The thing l care about is any of the old holes showing. Bigsby, who l don't really care for as a company, should just offer both hinge options. They know people have pro line and Electromatic. We're going nuts doing this stuff, and they do nothing.


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