Marking the half-step bend? Plus Clarence's Nudie sticker

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  1. kram29

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    I was working on some half step bends and I couldn't help but think using a marker would help learn the spot better. Has anyone does this?

    In a related note, I was wondering if Clarence's Nudie sticker helped him in this regard initially. "Half-step is dead center of the hat" kind of thing? Thoughts?
     
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    Edited. Never mind. I didn't realise this was the B Bender forum. Carry on.
     
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    A precise half step bend is quite easy on my Glaser because of the shorter pull.
     
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    Clarence was a fashion icon. Show biz baby.
     
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    Us mere mortals have no clue...
     
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    I don't play any b bender, but I can't help but think one's ear is the way to go, other than a mark that you have to look at. But maybe I just don't understand
     
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    Not easy when doing faster stuff, at for least me.
     
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    I thought the throw could be adjusted to make the correct bend precisely?

    I know next to nothing about using a Bender, I apologize if my comment is really ignorant.
     
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    While it's true that you could potentially adjust the throw so a full bend only raises the note your fretting by one semitone, if you were to pre-bend and begin to let this down as Clarence normally does when utilising a half bend, you'd obviously not be able to continue the bend down to a full 2 semitones, as is with a normal bender set-up, so you'd be sacrificing a lot of standard shapes and practices.
     
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    I think the easiest way is just doing it enough times on the same setup so you develop muscle memory for it. And obviously your ear is also almost just as important when using half bends, espiecially at slower tempos. Even if your muscle memory tells ya it's right, if the note is sharp or flat, ya gotta adjust, end of.
     
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