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Bender adjustment question

Discussion in 'B-Bender Forum' started by cacibi, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. cacibi

    cacibi Friend of Leo's

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    My Parsons/Green bender seems a little sensitive. Small shifts in the guitar position will sometimes activate it, for example the B goes slightly sharp when I reach for the tuning pegs. Is there any way to adjust the tension that's required to activate it? This may be a Newbie question, but I've never messed with the Bender except to take of the plate in order to lubricated the mechanism.

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  2. JohnnyAtomic

    JohnnyAtomic Tele-Afflicted

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    one thing that helps me is the way in which the guitar is positioned if the neck is level with the horizon the bender will sometimes accidentally kick. but, if you reposition where the neck has a slight upward angle (headstock higher than base of neck), it seems to accidentaly kick much less easily.
    i guess it is due to different geometry and physics?
    johnny atomic
     
  3. bjammin

    bjammin TDPRI Member

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    , You can remove the back plate(bender) and cut a couple rounds off the return spring ,keep shortening the sring until you have the tension you want
     
  4. owb3

    owb3 TDPRI Member

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    Bjammin is right. The problem you mention and all other P/G technical issues are addressed at:

    http://www.stringbender.com/Bender/FBBtec.htm

    What are you taking the back off to lubricate? The mechanism is permanently lubricated. Were you getting squeaks? What symptom made you want to lubricate it? Did it help?
     
  5. cacibi

    cacibi Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the tips and I will check out the Stringbender page. I lubricate the mechanism out of habit more than anything else. I always use Triflow on my nut and saddles, and any other moving parts I can get at. Also, when they're new they seem to squeak a bit and this usually takes care of the problem.
     
  6. cacibi

    cacibi Friend of Leo's

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    Return spring loops

    Why do the loops need to be cut off, can't you just bend them down and add them to the loop already on the return spring anchor. Then you'd be able to undo the adjustment if needed.
     
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