D Benders, anyone...anyone... anyone?

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  1. Bender Blender

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    Hi All,

    I've been reading TDPRI for years, finally thought to join. I have a Parsons-White style B bender installed in my tele, which I've been playing for years. Decades. I want to take it to a WNL and add a Rolling Bender, BUT!

    I can find no one anywhere who uses, has used, or talks about using a D Bender. I use my fingers to bend G all the time, in conjunction with my B bender, don't really think I need a G Bender. The D is a thicker, stiffer string, needs more muscle, and using that muscle is more likely to bend my carefully held top chords out of tune, etc. It just seems a natural, except it obviously isn't because I can't find a single person who has done it.

    Any thoughts? Anyone ever used a D Bender? Thanks.
     
  2. brookdalebill

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    Howdy and welcome!
    I’m a bender guy, but I’ve never experienced a D bender.
     
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    I think it'd have to be an unwound D ...tuned that low will be a thud and quick decay.
     
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    Pretty much how I expect to end up.
     
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    Can you explain what would cause a "thud and quick decay"? What about the Rolling Bender would cause a D string to respond that way to bending?
     
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    Only one way to know, give it a whirl. The rolling bender is so simple that its not even a mod. Do you think the rolling bender could raise the D a whole step? I am not sure how useful a 1/2 step would be. Don't be quick to discount the G bender first, that sound pleases me more than a B Bender and its different than bending with your fingers
     
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    Came across this looking for info on Hipshot. Not quite what you are looking for as he’s bending the A and using a palm bender not roller but if on an A then would work on a D??

     
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