CLICK HERE > Music Trades Magazine Issue June 2013 Towner USA Vibrato Guitar Parts featured in Music Trades Magazine on PAGE 159: TOWNER PARTS ENHANCE BIGSBY PERFORMANCE IN SUPPORT of the aftermarket installation of Bigsby tailpieces, the Towner Down Tension Bar adds to the intonation of the guitar setup, giving control over the break angle [...]
Towner Vibrato Guitar Parts Interview with Music & Sound Retailer Magazine: pg.48-49 http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c0a7cfeb#/c0a7cfeb/157 ￼￼￼Among NAMM’s elite are the problem-solvers. One of these, Christian Towner of Towner Vibrato Guitar Parts, invented a solution to an age-old problem stemming from aftermarket Bigsby vibrato installa- tions. “Originally designed as an aftermarket part installation for Bigsby vibrato bars, I created [...]
Nice little article on the Seymour Duncan website 2nd paragraph down: http://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/the-tone-garage/guitars-guitars-guitars-winter-namm-2013/ Towner Vibrato Guitar Parts What if you want to install a bigsby vibrato on your favorite guitar, but are reluctant to drill the necessary holes? You might get away by installing the B3, but you still need the down tension of a retaining bar. [...]
"Vibrato is always about pitch while tremolo is always about volume." One of the great mysteries of the electric guitar universe is the interchangeable use of the terms “vibrato” and “tremolo.” Misuse is actually more accurate. The confusion started in the 1950s, when amp and guitar makers began mislabeling their products. Suddenly guitars sprang [...]
Towner USA Releases Down Tension Bar Press Release: The bar is designed to be used in contribution with the after-market installation of Bigsby Tailpieces to add to the intonation of the guitar setup giving more control over the break angle of the strings. San Diego, CA (January 16, 2013) -- Towner USA is announcing the official [...]
[cetsEmbedRSS id=http://townerusa.com/2012/12/towner-usa-namm-2013-january-24-27th/ itemcount=0 itemauthor=1 itemdate=1 itemcontent=1] Towner Down Tension Bars will be at Winter NAMM January 24 - 27th 2013 in Anaheim, CA. in Hall D booth 2589, see you there! Here's the link to the map www.namm.org/TownerUSA_Booth_2589
Eric Koegh did a Bigsby Tailpiece & Towner Down Tension Bar Mod. I have been a craigslist junkie for a while and came across this 04 Worn Brown Studio Dot for $80.00 !! All it needed to make it playable was to tighten up the vol & tone pots,adjust the truss rod, clean the dust [...]
Guitar shop owner Martin at Bad Wolf Music Co. carries and talks up the Towner Down Tension Bar. "Also just in today!! Have you ever wanted a Bigsby on your guitar but didn't want to ruin the top by drilling holes in it??? We have the perfect..." Thanks Martin@ Bad Wolf Music Co.
TUSA Down Tension Bar with a B60 Bigsby on a Tokai ES120 "Since I used a B60 Bigsby with a Towner down tension bar there are no new holes on the top and no need to fill the old post holes,,,, cool, eh?"
Customer talk about TOWNER Down Tension Bar on Les Paul forum "Bigsby on An Historic w/o Holes In The Top" Got this new device that allows you to install a Bigsby but you don't have to buy a B-7 or drill holes in the top. It's called a "Towner Down Bar" and works amazingly well: