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Scott Gentzen
post Jul 19 2008, 04:20 PM
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I'm not in the market for a new guitar but I like to wander around and check stuff out when I'm in Guitar Center. Especially the synthesizer corner (I love nasty sounds from keyboards too). I was at my local GC yesterday and came across an interesting guitar.

I can't find the exact same guitar on the net so far, but this one's close...

http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0118342706

The one that I looked at had more of a sunburst finish instead of the solid black, but otherwise, it's close. It's an American Tele with 3 pickups and a gadget called a B-Bender.

The B-Bender attaches to the neck strap pin so when you push down on the neck, it bends the B string up a half-step. Very strange (just the B string??) but kinda neat. Seems like it's really a country music thing but I think I could have some fun playing around with it.


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post Jul 19 2008, 06:49 PM
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hehe sounds cool ! smile.gif I would also like to learn more about that B-bender thing smile.gif


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post Jul 19 2008, 09:45 PM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Jul 19 2008, 01:49 PM) *
hehe sounds cool ! smile.gif I would also like to learn more about that B-bender thing smile.gif


It feels really weird under the fingers. It's different than a whammy bar. it's like it pulls the string backards towards the bridge from behind it. So if you're fretting the string it pulls up the neck a little bit.

I might have to go back and play around with it a little. I wasn't willing to spend much time there as there were a couple kids blasting through some of the Line6 gear next to it. And it didn't have a strap on it which seems an odd way to demo it.


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Ivan Milenkovic
post Jul 20 2008, 06:01 PM
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Nice sounding Tele, very interesting. smile.gif


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