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Kirkpatrick double benders arrived.

Discussion in 'B-Bender Forum' started by Guitartom_ca, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. slinger

    slinger Friend of Leo's

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    nice tele..no excuse for that wait..sorry doesn't cut it
     
  2. Rick Towne

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    Jim, did you ever look at the neck plate on my Glaser? I’ll check it in the morning and tell you the pull out throw length on the G. There’s more than enough for a whole tone pull and perhaps another half.
     
  3. Informal

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    One simple quote to maybe help you....

    under promise and over deliver


    Also, the period key is two keys to the right from the M and the comma is just to the left of it. :p
     
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    wow! thats nice. wanna hear it in action. please
     
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    Yep, and even tested the throw and tension. The double bender worked OK, but having owned a double bender in the past I don't find the "G" bender necessary.Stupid thing was backwards, though, so I had to hook the strap under my crotch and pull it "up" to bend a string. Weird.

    :lol: (Rick is left-handed)

    I owned a Glaser for a while - the Music City Junior (A dumb name for a Les Paul Special) that Gibson made for a while. Just a single bender. I traded i to Will Ray for one of his G&L's.

    As far as the double bender in this thread, the picture shows two levers that only appear to move vertically but one lever is described as using an "away" motion. The second lever doesn't appear of being able to physically move "back" - I'd like to see the actual operation to see how the lanyard is attached and the actual motions of both units.
     
  6. Rick Towne

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    I use the G seldom because the lanyard connection/mechanism has too much latency, which the b is quite precise. But then I have had it 25 years and got it knowing that I would use the b primarily. Since Joe never built another one, I have no regrets.

    Re the LP, Jr. bender, I think that Frank Reckard was a one-off as well.
     
  7. ForrestLeeJr

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    Yeah how does that one work? Do they both pull up?
    Takes me 2 weeks to do a double install. I cant see what iy would take so long.
     
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    The G lever pulls out with a lanyard
     
  9. threadbare

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    Still waiting on my Kirkpatrick bender.
    Can't get a response from him anymore.
    If anyone knows how to get in touch with him, please let him know I really need my guitar.
     
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    heres the phone number from the net . I friend of mine did speak with Andy maybe 6 months ago.

    765-914-8044

    good luck
     
  11. threadbare

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    I'm still waiting on mine 7 years later. It was a Clarence clone, which is a difficult build but 7 years? He's sent pictures in various states of being done over the years, but hasn't answered a text, phone call, facebook message or email since the end of last July. I didn't want to post anything bad here but It's the only way I know to get his attention and possibly get my guitar finished. Andy seems like a genuinely nice guy and the benders I've seen look very high quality. I don't know what the delay is. I just want the wait to be over with.
     
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  12. T Prior

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    Congrats on the guitar, looks great !

    I'm not going to comment with regard to Andy or the wait, other than I am not a wait person. Over in the Pedal Steel world there are many that wait a year or longer for a new Steel. One really well known premier builder went out of business while guitars were still pending. Yep, Lawyers got involved, money had already changed hands. An extended lengthy period is an extreme risk for all parties involved, too much can change without any warning or notice.

    Regarding the G pull, I had a double on one guitar, I could never get acclimated to the G pull connected to my belt or somewhere. Plus I found it to be a double study, all the intervals moved. It was like reading two books and writing two book reports at the same time ! My brain advised me that I am a 100% B Bender person, so all of my time is spent with intervals , multiple root and open positions , up and across the fretboard for the B pull. The double with the G is not for me ( hey thats a kool song title )

    God Bless Jimmy Olander , he's obviously from a different planet ! :)

    Also wishing Andy well.
     
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