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Old January 15th, 2012, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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B-BENDER for my CLARENCE/WHITE/SAMICK/STRAT

Hello to all members.

I am a new member and I work with a translator .. (I am French).
A few years ago, I build a prototype of b-bender on an old Telecaster and the system works very well.


When I start making my plans, I think to make a b-bender that would work with a metal bar that rests against my body under my arm.




I made a small hole in the wood of the guitar to insert the metal rod and then set the volume knob made ​​of metal to hang the guitar string ..

To stretch the guitar string I just push the guitar to the left and the bend is very good. No need for springs, the guitar string does the job.
I do not have to watch my guitar in case one would bend without my consent.
The guitar strap is completely free. I can shake my guitar without the b-bender into action.
Currently, I have a model Samic stratocaster, and I start to install a b-bender.
Here are some pictures.



The small switch, close to the sound selector is used to insert the neck-pickup when you want to.
It provides two new sounds.
The bridge / neck ... and three pickups together.


The black plastic plate also serves to hide the hole I made to lighten the guitar. It will change in some time.
The small metal rod is screwed on the little adapter and can be removed for transporting the guitar.





I also cut the pickguard to facilitate electronic repairs.
The volume control is found in place of the tone-center.
I like to play near the bridge and not to hang the control-volume.
I will very soon receive my stickers (( Clarence White/Nudie )) and also a tortoise pickguard.

This will be my ((Clarence White B-Bende)) on Samick.

Small mounting paper to see what my guitar looks like when it is complete.


To summarize, the b-bender works very well .. Not too complicated to install and also very light.
A second g-bender would not be too complicated to install.
The metal rod should be installed in the opposite direction (down) .. contrary to the b-bender ( up ).
I leave aside this second project for now.

Thank you.


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Old January 15th, 2012, 10:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice bit of engineering there. Pretty nice looking guitar.
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Old January 15th, 2012, 11:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nice bit of engineering there. Pretty nice looking guitar.
Thank you for the compliment.

A few years ago, I had in my hand for a moment, a Telecaster guitar / B-Bender / Fender and the effect of steel guitar impress me much.

At that time I was playing country music with some friends and the idea of ​​building a b-bender through my mind.

My means were very limited and I could not invest too many dollars. So I opt for a fairly simple project.
So I built a b-bender on a tele and the result was quite successful.



B-bender worked and my buddies were very happy.

My E-bender on neck.



We finally had an invisible musician on stage who could imitate a steel / guitar, and it was me.



Now I do not play but I scratch from time to time on my guitar.

The idea of ​​building a b-bender on my Samick, came to me looking at your forum.

I will study your forum from A to Z. .. and when my guitar is finished, I'll get back to play more often, the b-bender guitar.

Thank you
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Old January 16th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks Interesting. Love to see/hear a video of some bends with it. Just to hear it in action would be great. We need more bender designs and bender inventors, maybe someday someone will make the next big breakthough with a bender design that will pave the way for others to follow or at least give the picker another option to chose from.
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Old January 16th, 2012, 08:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Looks Interesting. Love to see/hear a video of some bends with it. Just to hear it in action would be great. We need more bender designs and bender inventors, maybe someday someone will make the next big breakthough with a bender design that will pave the way for others to follow or at least give the picker another option to chose from.
Thank coolbreeze475 ..

I'll try to take a small video in a while.

When I made my plans for my string bender, I wanted my belt is completely free of the system b-bender.

I can shake my guitar while playing, without monitor b-bender so as not to operate it without my consent.

The metal rod installed in the back and hitting my body seemed to be a good idea.

The trajectory of the rod is good, and the effect seems ok.

The adapter which receives the metal arm, could be hiding inside the body of the guitare. It would be a great improvement. I'll do it later.

The weight of my guitar is 7.2 pounds with the b-bender ... it is true that I remove some wood from the body of the guitar and the plate made ​​of black plastic on the back, used to hide metal arm and its surroundings.

One thing is certain, its operation is easy to use.

Why do complicated when you can do simple.

Thank you.

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Old January 19th, 2012, 05:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hello...

I received my 2 sticker this morning and what a pleasure to install.


My tortoise pickguard should arrive very soon.


I have also ordered two black pickup cover to replace the bridge and also the middle. Pickup/neck, will remain white ( as Marty Stuart ).


I have also install a shadow bolt/shaft near Nudie.

I will perhaps change the volume and tone button for chrome buttons.


This guitar will be for me, a tribute to Clarence White and Marty Stuart.(For appearance)



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Old February 3rd, 2012, 02:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Unique! Imitation is the best form of flattery.
Thank (( djalt ))

I always expected my tortoise pickguard and I certainly some photos for you next week.


B-bender works very well, and I'll try to take a small video for a small demonstration.



If I had a telecaster, my project could be better, but currently, my budget I cannot make this purchase...

I have always been fascinated by the Marty Stuart tele (Clarence White).


Thank, to take a look at my project.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 03:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The principle of my b-bender is very simple.

A single hole to penetrate through the body.

A simple metal rod and a volume/button of metal attached to its end.

To the rear, you can embedding b-bender, using a router and hide the whole with a plastic plate.You can also leave the b-bender outside the body.


A metal rod (removable) relies on the side of my body to operate the b-bender.



A small movement of the guitar by the front, operated b-Bender.

The weight of the guitar and also a few sudden movements can activate the b-bender without my consent because the belt is completely independent of b-bender.

This b-bender is homemade, but it works well enough.

The weight of my Samick is 7.2 pounds.

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Old February 6th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hello.

I took a small video of a few riffs, with my Samick/Clarence/B-Bender.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bBCjvYkX1U



The practice of the B-Bender will be for me in the coming months.

Excuse the sound... my amp is not very large.



I have some photos of my Samick (complete) in some time.

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Old February 7th, 2012, 01:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
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This is absolutely the best home-build bender I have ever seen.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 10:36 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Thank you guys...

I believe, that the B-Bender could also be good for the G string.

Should be instale G-Bender contrary to B-Bender. The second arm (G-Bender) would be run down and operate in the same way as B-Bender.

The two Bender, could work together a simple movement of the guitar by pushing it forward.

To run only the B-Bender, the movement is done by pushing the guitar by forward and slightly downward.

And for G-Bender, the movement would by pushing the guitar by forward and slightly upward.



This should not be too difficult to operate.

I will perhaps explore this second G-Bender.

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A plate can also hide the installation of the B-Bender's body inside.

Here is a photo of my old tele with B-Bender hide within the body by a plate of metal chrome.

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Very cool!

Does the strat tremolo still work with it?
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Old February 7th, 2012, 07:22 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Very cool!

Does the strat tremolo still work with it?
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THANK...WickedGTR.

The tremolo is fixed.

I never used it. I almost always had a telecaster between my hand.

My next project for B-Bender will be on a telecaster.

But the result on a model Strato is really cool.

And investment is minimal for this B-Bender home/made. Approximately $25.00.

On my small video, sound is not very good. My boss delay was not well adjust. There were too many repeat... I think.

I will buy some dvd/lessons and get back to the practice... for my pleasure.

Marty Stuart and Clarence White are my idols and this guitar closer me to them.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 07:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Hello... to all fans of B-Bender.

I finally received my pickguard/tortoise (made of China ) and I finally present you my (( Clarence/Marty/Samick/Strat )).





Marty telecaster.


It is almost complete.The plastic rear plate will be reworked and perhaps in a few months, the installation of a new maple neck.



I am still proud of this little project and I hope that you like.



It is with pleasure that I present to you my ((Homemade b-bender )).

It works very well and the investment is very minimal.

Congratulations for your forum.

Thanks to all.
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Old February 18th, 2012, 04:27 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Hi all.

My Clarence/Marty/Samick/Strat (( Homemade B-Bender )) is now complete.




I rework the plate and all the other elements are in place.


Thank you for your attention and long life to this great forum.



((( GO MARTY GO )))





(((((((((( Your comments are welcome. ))))))))))
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