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Flat-mount G Bender

Discussion in 'B-Bender Forum' started by hellllllllllo, May 7, 2016.

  1. hellllllllllo

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    I'm working on a telecaster build. A couple of months back, I played a guitar with a G bender and was floored. Unfortunately, I can't find the piece of hardware in question ANYWHERE. Here's what I remember about it, hopefully somebody here could identify it!

    The guitar had a wraparound bridge. Instead of wrapping around, the G string was routed to a single-string tailpiece that was screwed into the top of the guitar. The tailpiece had a palm level mounted on it, and pushing the lever would raise the G to an A.

    It functioned just like the Hipshot palm lever, except there was no B-bender on the instrument. It was flat-mounted directly to the guitar. In fact, I thought the owner of the guitar told me it was made by Hipshot, but I can't find any reference to a part like this being made by them, so I think I may be remembering incorrectly.

    The Bigsby Palm Pedal is sort of similar, but that one is huge and has the B-bender attached. I'm just looking for the single G bender.

    Anyway, if anyone is aware of who might make this part, please let me know! It seems like the simplest-possible iteration of a string bending device-- I can't believe more people don't use it.

    Unless there's some sort of popular name for it and I'm searching the wrong way: I've been digging through patents to try to find it, but that's some tedious work. While doing that, I found this patent for an inflatable violin, and I refuse to believe that a balloon fiddle exists but the thing I'm looking for doesn't.
     
  2. bparnell57

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    Doesn't the hipshot Palm lever just add a top mounted g-bender to a b-bender equipped guitar?
     
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    Was it mine?
     
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    Welcome to this groovy place!
    Perhaps an Epiphone EZ Bender?
     
  6. ForrestLeeJr

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    Sounds like Bowden to me. And Richard is also a funny some *****... look him up! Great dude too.
    Buy his greatest hits record!
     
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    Sounds like Forrest is right. Bowden makes a palm pedal for most applications. Richard lives in east TX and is great to work with. I bought a B for my Taylor and just ordered the G to add as well. You can get the quick change from 1/2 to a whole step for an extra $25. The swivel lever is $25 if you need that too. Tell him I sent you.
     
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