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.