This is so interesting. Will have a big ol' read when I next get the chance.
but I am a fully left handed player and from literally the first day I picked up a guitar, I have known that.
Then there's the other 10% that feel like utterly retarded, uncoordinated (none of the preceding were insults or meant to denigrate ANY members of society...), fallen-from-a-parallel-universe folks that feel like they might as we quit if right-handed were the only option.
So you just deal with it. I'm REALLY stoked someone your age (and I know several others) discovered Clarence, Bob Warford and the "West Coast" school of bender playing - where the bender isn't a "gadget attached to a guitar" or a "mechanical guitar effect" but changes the instrument into something else entirely. When I play a stock Tele, Strat or Les Paul I play "guitar" - but when I play one of my Pull Strings or Slingshots my brain goes into a different gear, and I don't play "guitar licks" or follow a "You too can connect pentatonic patterns on the guitar fretboard"line of thinking - I play a TOTALLY different musical instrument, with its own feel, attack, patterns and so on.
Enough rambling - you're doing a great job! Keep it up - I found I could get more gigs asee a weird, twisted Pull String player than as a "regular" guitar player, and in m case not so much in country music.
Would be a honor to hear what they think, any of em'! I've definitely heard off T Prior before, very knowledgeable fellow, see his responses all over the B-bender forum, so it was a pleasure to hear off him!
Excellent job, Chris, I am impressed with your work and just now subscribed to your YouTube channel. I’ve have been playing for a long time now and just when you feel a bit jaded someone from the younger generation comes along who really appreciates someone like Clarence... thank you, Chris.
I play a TOTALLY different musical instrument, with its own feel, attack, patterns and so When I hear players try to use a bender to play pedal steel licks I cringe - same with many of the (mostly Southeastern) players who seem to use a bender as an "on off" switch. These are also things Clarence mentioned to me to avoid like the plague. He did the "pedal steel" thing for the first year or so and realized it was absurd to try to cop licks from an instrument so physically and mechanically different...and THAT's when the "light went on" and he started really developing his distinctive way of playing.
I've had a b-bender for several years, but have been mainly interested in bluegrass in recent years, flatpicking, mando and dobro. I just came across your videos and they lit the fire to get my b-bender tele out of the case and learn some of these songs. Have always wanted to learn Nashville West, but just never got around to it. Hope to fix that.
Very impressed with your playing, and how a young guy in the UK finds Clarence White and bender. Keep up the good work.
I wasn't able to get to your tab page. I'd like to get the tab files for Nashville West, Hummingbyrd and your version of Buckaroo.
You are never going to get anything meaningful out of it if you treat it like a gadget.
I think my friend Silverface ( Jim) has been saying this for a long time now, all I'm doing is repeating it ! ( again)