The Basic of the B-Bender Guitar
This is a list of SOME of the B-Bender makers. If you know of others who are good please email me and I’ll add them to this list!
This is the original B-Bender as created by Gene Parson and Clarence White. This system it’s quite invasive.
This is a variation of the previous one and it’s the one Fender uses on the Nashville B-Bender Telecaster.
The most famous user of this type is Albert Lee. It’s again a quite invasive system.
Joe is Nashville’s most famous luthier (guitar repair). He’s the man responsible for most of the B-Benders used in Nashville (and on most country recordings). The Glaser bender are the less invasive. Together with the McVay I think this is the best B-Bender available.
Charlie does all the G-Bender for Brad Paisley. He uses a similar system to the Glaser so it’s again no-invasive. As for the Glaser, this one is as good as it gets IMHO.
Will Ray of Hellecasters is the most famous user of this type of bender. It’s a bit different from all the others and not invasive at all! (Just two screws and that’s it!). It feels different from a normal bender so you just have to try and see if it ‘works’ for you.
B-Bender Famous Songs
This is a list of SOME of the songs where a B-Bender has been used. Honestly this list could become stupidly long.. so I’m just writing a few… If you have better suggestions, please email me!
|The Byrds||Tulsa Country||The Eagles||Peaceful Easy Feeling|
|Albert Lee||Sweet Little Lisa||Alan Jackson||All American Country Boy||Dwight Yoakam||Blame The Vain||Sunny Sweeney||Refresh My Memory (acoustic B-Bender in action!!)|
What strings shall I buy?
Any set of string would do the job, but most people would use a 0.13 for the B (which is a normal B string in a 0.10-0.46 set). The reason is simply because it doesn’t break as easily as a thinner one!
|Ernie Ball: Slinky 10-46|
Ernie Ball makes probably the best strings for electric guitar!
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