July 20th, 2011, 11:27 PM
This is almost too easy! The unit took about 1/2 hour to install (had to enlarge the "b" tuning peg hole a bit) and the only extra thing I did was to put window spline over the cable to protect the guitar from the metal cable while sitting in a stand.
The Higgins bender is accurate and I'm having much fun with it.
August 8th, 2011, 01:02 PM
I may pull the trigger if I ever come across one again.
August 13th, 2011, 06:26 AM
I just looked at their website. It's an interesting concept, and a lot less expensive than an internal bender. I'm gonna look into it a little more, thats for sure.
August 31st, 2011, 11:48 PM
I had them on several guitars about 10 years ago, befofe arthritis locked up my left hand and exiled me to pedal steel for 5 years. I sure am glad I kept one (and I wish I still had the other two..or was it three? One on a Tele, one on my D-28, one on the Variax 500 I still have...). On a Variax it's tremendously fun, especially at jams, where I'll switch from a Super 400 b-bender to a Coral Sitar b-bender...in the same song!
About the only time I adjust it is when I change strings - the secret is finding the "sweet spot" for your personal strap position and the way you move on stage. Once you have that spot nailed for the cable attachment it works great. It does have a short throw, but not that much shorter than Bob Warford's bender or a couple Glasers I've tried. And Brad and Pat are just the nicest folks to deal with...
September 1st, 2011, 10:21 AM
Well, Jim,,,, I got one from you!
September 1st, 2011, 10:37 AM
Higgins Peg Bender site (http://www.bradivarius.com/pegbender.html)
^no affiliation, but I had to google it, so I thought I might as well post it.
September 2nd, 2011, 12:19 AM
Definitely much more fun than squishin' tadpoles! What I love about Higgin's peg bender is there's no real weight added to the guitar. Another thing I love about them is they go on any guitar, especially one with a good whammy bar!
September 4th, 2011, 02:23 AM
Jmiles - aha! It must be old age! Thanks for reminding me of #4...it was driving me bats!