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V.BLOCK System


The TOWNER Down Tension Bar manages your sustain controlling your break angle, The Hinge Plate Adaptor retains the hinge plate to the guitar with a #8 2.5″ screw and the V.BLOCK acts as a shim to fit the BIGSBY B3 on the guitar.

  • BIGSBY® B3
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TOWNER V.BLOCK, Down Tension Bar and Hinge Plate Adaptor System

Designed for the BIGSBY® B3 vibrato tailpieces ONLY.

The TOWNER V.BLOCK is designed set the BIGSBY® spring cup back 1/2″ inch from butting up against the stop tailpiece stud.

The TOWNER V.BLOCK System works best with LES PAUL or short type guitar bodies to mount a BIGSBY® B3 vibrato tailpiece.

The TOWNER Down Tension Bar manages your sustain controlling your break angle.

With the ability to raise or lower the TOWNER Down Tension Bar you can control how much downward tension you want on your strings, therefore, managing the guitar string sustain.

The TOWNER Hinge Plate Adaptor is designed to lift your strap lock or strap button out above the slot in BIGSBY® B3 hinge plates for easier access to your strap lock or strap button. Some strap lock buttons and strap buttons do not fit between the slot of the BIGSBY® B3 hinge plates.

The TOWNER Hinge Plate Adaptor slot provides room for exact placement of the BIGSBY®.

The TOWNER Hinge Plate Adaptor acts as a retainer holding the BIGSBY® vibrato tailpiece to the guitar body with a 2″ screw placed through the strap button, relieving you from having to drill the four extra screws into your guitar provided with BIGSBY® B3 vibrato tailpieces.


Measure the neck width of your studs, they should be NO wider than 0.265 inches, if they are wider than 0.265 inches you will need to purchase different tailpiece mounting studs. Gibson Memphis reissues and Gibson reissues sometimes have wider neck posts, measure to be sure. 

See TOWNER store here for replacements with proper neck post width.

(*The TOWNER Down Tension Bar is designed to fit the neck width of stock GIBSON Guitar stud posts.)

Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 3 × 2 × 2 in

Gold, Stainless Steel and Aluminum

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