For our Mystery Monday question today, it was a music related one! It really had nothing to do with any current events or holidays. It just came about while I was doing some freelance research (yes I know I’m a nerd) and I thought it would make a good question!
So today’s question was as follows…
Which guitar tremolo system came first? The Bigsby or the Floyd Rose?
The answer is the Bigsby!
The patent for the Bigsby was filed in 1952, and the Floyd Rose was invented in 1977.
Congratulations to Rebecca from Butler!
The main advantage of the Floyd Rose vibrato system is its double-locking design. This makes the guitar stay in tune through large pitch changes, e.g., forcing the vibrato bar all the way down to the guitar body, or pulling up on the bar to raise the tone by as much as a fifth or a seventh.
The Bigsby vibrato unit is installed on the top of the guitar and works in conjunction with a roller bridge. The arm of the Bigsby is spring-loaded and attached to a pivoting metal bar, around which the strings of the guitar are installed. The main advantage of the Floyd Rose vibrato system is its double-locking design. This makes the guitar stay in tune through large pitch changes, e.g., forcing the vibrato bar all the way down to the guitar body, or pulling up on the bar to raise the tone by as much as a fifth or a seventh.
There’s some guitar nerdery for you. Now, here’s some baseball nerdery since the first game of the World Series starts tomorrow!
The Astros have been in the World Series once before in 2005, where they lost to the Chicago
White Sox. The Sox swept that series 4-0.
The Dodgers have been in 18 world series, wining 6 and losing 12. Their last win and
appearance was in 1988 against the Oakland Athletics, winning their series in 5 games.
A.J Hinch and Dave Roberts are bringing the lefties to the mound on Tuesday.
Clayton Kershaw hitting the hill first for the Dodgers, throwing an average 93 mph fastball.
Throwing a 2.31 ERA in his 2017 season.
Ranked 3rd on his team, seeing 27 games his 2017 season, 175 innings pitched, allowing 136
hits, 23 homeruns made on Kershaw, 30 walks, and 202 strikeouts.
Dallas Keuchel pitching first for the Astros, throwing an average 88mph fastball, and he pitched
a 2.90 ERA in his 2017 season.
Ranked 5th on his team, seeing 23 games in his 2017 season, 145.2 innings pitched, allowing 116
hits, 15 home runs made on Keuchel, 47 walks and 125 strikeouts.
Thanks for listening!