Bowden B Benders
Non-Defacing, Affordable String Benders For Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Here's an example of how the single benders lay over.
All models can be ordered as double benders. Simply add $125.00 to the price of the bender you've already added to your cart by clicking the "Order Double" button below. All double benders come with swivel adjustable handles like the ones pictured here! As the saying goes,
IF YOU ORDERED A DOUBLE BENDER SET UP or a SINGLE WITH a SWIVEL HANDLE, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
You will receive the hex key Allen wrenches necessary for mounting and maintaining your bender set up. Use the enclosed large stubby 9/64” Allen wrench to adjust the swivel tips of your handles. You can experiment to find the best positions. Then, tighten the socket screws snugly, then tighten the Acorn Nut under the handle to lock everything in place. The Acorn Nut requires a 5/16” or an adjustable (Crescent) wrench. If you don't have those, you can use pliers, but they may marr the nut a bit. If the Acorn Nut causes a Bender to bottom out, you can replace it with the enclosed 8-32 nut which uses an 11/32” wrench. If the screw then bottoms out, file or grind it off or get a shorter 8-32 Socket Head Cap Screw at your hardware store. Pliers can also be used to tighten the nut beneath the handle.
Double benders come with a ¼” spacer and a ½” spacer to raise or lower one or both handle tips. Additional screws are included to accommodate or remove the spacers.
A new feature has been added to the Bowden Bender Double set up units. Because G benders use a heavier string requiring harder down pressure on the bender handle, especially when swiveled out to the side, it can cause the handle assembly to slightly twist on the Pivot Pin (in the Chevron Joint), causing the bender to not return all the way to pitch. A Stabilizer Screw has been added to the side of the Handle Assemblies to prevent the twisting. When the handle is fully seated in the Chevron Joint, the Stabilizer Screw can then be tightened down tightly. CAUTION: Only use hand pressure to tighten to avoid stripping the threads in the bender handle.
If the Bender needs to be laid over for putting the instrument in its case, tune the string down a few notes and loosen the Stabilizer Screw just enough to pull the Handle Assembly back out of the Chevron Joint and lay it over. A .016 thru .018 gauge plain (unwound) string on the G is recommended, the lighter the better for best action. Thanks and enjoy your Bowden Bender.
Watch a 42 second demo of the original Double Tele 3 barrel saddle 'Ashtray' Bender. Click Here!
Double Acoustic String-thru model shown here