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 May 6th, 2012, 06:27 PM #1 (permalink) TDPRI Member   Join Date: Apr 2012 Location: Manchester Posts: 19 How far to bend a C# How much travel should the string cap (bit that comes through the guitar with the string attached) have? i want to be able to go from a B to a C# Its looking at the moment to travel only a few millimeters any info will be greatly appreciated. Will be trying to rectify it tomorrow. Chris
 May 6th, 2012, 11:52 PM #2 (permalink) Tele-Meister     Join Date: May 2011 Location: SW Minnesota Posts: 313 I just measured one of mine (the best I could) and came up with about 1.3mm on a .009" string. Are you building your own? __________________ http://rollingbender.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-R...61024940608861 http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRollingBender
 May 7th, 2012, 04:38 AM #3 (permalink) Tele-Meister     Join Date: Sep 2008 Location: Kyburz, CA Age: 58 Posts: 477 I think with a .012, a 'few millimeters' sounds about right. You could calculate how far the string pulls using your string gauges. Measure diameter of tuning peg string is wrapped on. Tune your B string, then count rotations of tuning gear to get to C#. That number of turns x 360, divided by 12 = degrees of rotation of peg (assuming 12:1 tuning peg). Deg of rot/360 x D x pie = string pull. __________________ Tube-Tone Amplifiers
 May 7th, 2012, 06:41 AM #4 (permalink) TDPRI Member   Join Date: Apr 2012 Location: Manchester Posts: 19 Yeah building my own. hopeing to get it finished today fingers crossed. It moves a bout 3mm so i'll just try to get a string on the hub and try it. I thought it might not be enough but thats restored my faith.
 May 7th, 2012, 08:14 AM #5 (permalink) Tele-Meister   Join Date: Sep 2006 Location: South Australia Age: 65 Posts: 384 Gudday! Speaking as someone who has fooled (a lot!) with this principle in building my own modifications to a Bigsby Palm Pedal, can I suggest that the thing to measure is the travel AT THE CIRCUMFERENCE.... ....in other words, if you're not getting what you want, you have to re-consider the diameter of the 'peg' on which you're winding the string.. In the case of the design of your bender, though, I concede that there are limitations before you start to introduce serious alignment problems... I was lucky that the axis of my components was at 90 degrees to yours.. Good luck in getting it all together... sure feels good when it all works out! __________________ Heaven: A Bassman 410, a good pizza, and a nice lie down ...oh, maybe a Bigsby Palm Pedal as well....
 May 7th, 2012, 10:28 AM #6 (permalink) TDPRI Member   Join Date: Apr 2012 Location: Manchester Posts: 19 Thanks guys.... i can tell you it works really well!! its strange to play at the moment so i think i need to get used to that.... but it pulls to a C# great and with a decent amount of travel.... i'll put up some pics in the other thred and link it to this one later.... maybe a vid in a few days... really cuffed with it.
 May 7th, 2012, 01:38 PM #7 (permalink) Doctor of Teleocity     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: Fort Worth,Tx. Age: 62 Posts: 10,284 Are you going to have some adjustment on it? Be pretty hard to keep it bending to the right pitch without being able to adjust at least a little.
 May 7th, 2012, 02:11 PM #8 (permalink) TDPRI Member   Join Date: Apr 2012 Location: Manchester Posts: 19 Its got a tuning screw built into the top of the guitar that stops the arm moving up to much. its pretty tight to so it wont move about... been playing for about 2 hours on and off now and only had to adjust that once.
 May 7th, 2012, 02:49 PM #9 (permalink) TDPRI Member   Join Date: Apr 2012 Location: Manchester Posts: 19 This is a link to the pictures in the other thread. (just so i dont have to re-post the whole story) http://www.tdpri.com/forum/b-bender-...ml#post4144620 This is the finished guitar
 May 7th, 2012, 03:34 PM #10 (permalink) TDPRI Member   Join Date: Apr 2012 Location: Manchester Posts: 19 Heres a quick video i made on a laptop webcam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRmlQJQhlts

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