1 senojnad 6 months ago My new Broadkaster Jr. arrived just over a year ago. I had posted a “road test” report here after a couple of weeks experience with it. In a nutshell – I love everything about the guitar….. EXCEPT that it would not stay in tune. The only consistency in the tuning instability was that it would start sounding out of tune after about 15 minutes of playing time. It was different strings on different days. The plain strings were the most frequent culprits and they tended to go SHARP.During the year I took it back to the dealer for checkups, tweaks/adjustments. Cleaned/filed nut slots, used Big Bends Nut Sauce, swapped bridges, changed strings (T.I. JS110’s) and Bigsby springs……. Nothing worked. Finally – after what felt like endless searches on the internet – I found a potential solution. The core issue is the break angle of the strings on small-bodied guitars with B7 Bigsby tailpieces. The Broadkaster Jr. has a lot less real estate in the lower bout than full sized guitars. The distance between the bridge and the Bigsby roller bar is only about 1.5 inches which is about half of the distance on full sized guitars. This creates a sharp break angle – about 23 degrees compare to 10 to 12 degrees on other guitars.I installed spacers under the front of the Bigsby. That solved the tuning problem but it also raised the Bigsby arm to an awkward level. So – back to more digging on Google Guitar Lutherie Research Institute, which led to the discovery of the BricksBiggsFix Bigsby Tuning Stabilizer. The details including “how to” instructions are here: <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ig5PeUIlYZM" height="320" width="100%"></iframe> This device has made a world of difference. The tuning instability problems with my Broadkaster Jr. are OVER. The guitar has been played from 1 to 2 hours every day and it now stays in tune!I would have thought that many of the new Gretsch Jr. and Jet models equipped with B7 Bigsbys would have the same issue although there have been very few reports (none??) of problems on this and other websites. Whatever…… the problem with my guitar was very real and the BricksBiggsFix device fixed it.