Tuning stability in motion live

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  1. eddiewagner

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    Hi friends, I took my new tele with the fenderbender to a rehearsal. It’s kinda hard to keep the pullstring still when moving around. I got 11-52 strings on it. Any suggestions? Or will I get used to keeping the guitar really still? Happy Easter everybody and stay healthy
     
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    If your pull-string has adjustable spring tension (the return spring or springs), give it a few turns to increase the spring pull. That prevents the weight of the guitar from activating the movable strap knob. If you don't have adjustable tension, you need a stronger spring.

    As you get used to it, you may be able to relax the spring to make bending a bit easier.
     
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    Nope, there is nothing to adjust on that spring inside. Hmmmm....
     
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    Maybe a thicker b-string?
     
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    I'm thinking you may have to remove the spring and snip off a coil or two and put it back on. I would try a little at a time. Possibly a stout zip tie around a few coils?

    I have Evans Pull Strings in my Asats and they have completely adjustable tension, which is great because I set it very stiff as I found I tend to pull down on the neck while I'm playing.
     
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    I don’t have adjustable tension, but I have learned not to pull it down unintentionally, most of the time. Swapping stings is easy to try. Easiest to try if you don’t have a big string selection is swap the G and B strings. Which gives easy G string bends to accompany the B Bender.
     
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    ALL Pull String b-benders have adjustable tension!

    You have a different bender. Who installed it? Please post a picture of the mechanism, as there is usually a way to adjust the tension

    But is that what you mean by "moving around", i.e. unintended bends? Or is the strap sliding on your shoulder?
     
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    I got no idea where to find a stronger spring here in Germany
     
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    Good idea with zipties
     
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    Nope. This ain’t got nothing. Just a wheel to adjust the tuning
     
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    That is a good idea!
     
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    Tadaaahhhh! Problem solved: guitar on strap much higher, that inside shaft screwed in all the way, and swapped b for g string on a 9-42 set. thanks guys. The swarm knowledge in this place is amazing. Happy Easter everybody. Stay healthy please.
     
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    Outstanding!
     
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    Then it's not a Pull String. The Pull String is a high end, fully adjustable (both throw length and tension) stainless steel and Delrin B-bender made by Dave Evans.

    If it has a wheel my guess is it also has a steel plate on the back (with no access to the mechanism without removal of the entire unit) and is the lower-end "Fender Nashville B-Bender" equipped with a "Parsons-Green" bender - now made by Hipshot.

    Gene used the "Pull String" name for a short time in the 1970's but since then his primary b-bender has been called the "Parsons White".
     
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    Sorry for being such a Greenhorn and causing confusion. My fault. ROCK on my friend.
     
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    glad this got sorted for you dude!
     
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