Left Handed B-Bender help.

Discussion in 'B-Bender Forum' started by ChrisLarcombe, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. ChrisLarcombe

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    Hey there.
    I'm a fully left handed player and am very very into country. I live in the UK, and I know there hardly ANY left handed B-Bender tele's in the world, but there especially aren't many in the UK from the research I've done. I'm looking into contacting various custom builders or DIY/installers who do good tele's in the UK who might be willing to work on a tele I buy and install a B-Bender. As this is would be a very rare and unique request to most builders/installers, I come here asking for help and recommendations on who to ask/contact.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Or maybe I should just give up...haha!
    Over and Out.
     
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    I have no idea what a B-bender & installation would cost, but I do know that midi pickups can do the bender thing with no modifications to the guitar. Obviously that's not what you were asking about, just came across my mind as I read your post.
     
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    davidge1 Friend of Leo's

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    This needs to be moved to the b-bender forum on this site. The people there will definitely have the answer to your question.
     
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    Thanks for the help! Will check this out ASAP.
     
  7. ChrisLarcombe

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    I'm new to this website...can I manually shift it into the B-Bender section or do I have to just copy and paste and post the whole thing again?
     
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    I feel ya...I've seen folks that convert your guitar for you, including lefties, on Ebay, TDPRI, and other forums, just keep looking. I saw one fella that would do a conversion for $180 on Ebay. I was really close to sending him a Squier.

    Second option: Hipshot bridge. You can do these yourself with less skill. I've been looking at this one with the B bender, drop D lever, and the G palm shift for a few years, and have a Squier that would be a good candidate, but just haven't done it yet:

    http://www.sporthitech.com/hipshot-b-bender-with-drop-d-lever-and-g-palm-lever-lefty-chrome/

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    Hmm...I may just pull the trigger this time...
     
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    Thanks for the info man. I'm sure I'm not looking for any bridge-operated benders but for sure I will keep an eye out on Ebay and on here for builders. I have the holy trinity of rarity to struggle with. A B-Bender, being left handed, and being in the UK...haha
     
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    Ebay, Reverb, Gbase, etc. If you've got the funds, a lefty will turn up. Good luck.
     
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    I may have the answer for you. If you can send me an email to rptowne@yahoo.com I’ll reply.
     
  12. ChrisLarcombe

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    incoming!!
     
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