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Making A B Bender Guitar for Rob Scallon

Making A B Bender Guitar for Rob Scallon

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  1. I Like To Make Stuff

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Here's Rob's Video: https://youtu.be/2k4337pXrtQ

  2. A Mayjah Music

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    There's a WAY easier configuration using only the straplock you could have tried that works better and
    and uses half the parts dude.

    Also you gotta weather threat/seal the exposed cut inner wood to prevent warping!

  3. Eclipse538

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    eh the linkage and hardware you built looks SO cheap and poorly made. the fit and finish is just so poor on the linkage and springs. the 2nd spring you added doesn't even align well…

  4. George Callahan

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Really cool video made one out of the pieces of a bicycle brake and a flat piece of bar stock and this spring off of a door only drilled 1/2 inch hole behind the bridge I am visually impaired but had to have one did not want to do a bunch of drilling and routing for obvious reasons honestly want to figure out a way to make one that bends the bee and the g using floor pedals

  5. ASJ27

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Guys chill out, it's a Chapman, it's one step above beginner levels of quality. People in the comments acting like he's modding something $2000+

  6. riproar11

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    There are many B Bender guitar photos online. Question: Why is so much extra wood routed out for many areas? It seems unnecessary and won't it reduce some of the sustain since it's now chambered?

  7. Scott Haun

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    arent you glad to have a mill now?!?

  8. Sean Campbell

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Aren't you worried about galvanic action on the aluminum-steel slot?

  9. Nigel Tufnel

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    I am a little surprised that you did not do any math regarding the forces/travel/lever sizes before cutting the guitar. It could have ended up beeing too hard/soft to pull or with unsatisfying haptics. I'd have it all mocked up to test it with an actual string and so on.

  10. Terence Lo

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Brilliant! Believe it or not, you can bend B4 to C5 523Hz (reaching 528 Hz which is probably the happy node to shake the coronavirus off the body cells and repair the RNA).

  11. enklum

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Nice job!
    But what about a simple cable instead?

  12. TheSkipjack95

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Not gonna lie, as a guitarist this was hard to watch.

  13. Bisquick

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Yeah cutting into your guitar is scary as hell at first, but, at least in my case adding a kill switch, it was worth the risk. It fun. And way more controllable than alternating minimum volume and mute on the volume knob. Guess that's pretty obvious but the point is drill into your guitar folks nothing bad will happen!

  14. Adams4472

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    I don't know whether to call you brave or stupid.. great work either way, love the content. top work as per usual.

  15. Abbas Badran

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    I came here from Rob Scallon video .

  16. Alexander Hontariev

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Колхоз

  17. Animiles

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Why attach the backplate to the wood with screws?
    I'm currently modifying my guitar because I don't like the screws. I already did it on my old broken guitar which now serves as decoration (twisted glued on neck makes it pretty unplayable). I drilled out the holes a little and I put in some small round magnets. Then I cut the screws to make them sit flush with the underside of the backplate, and I attached them to the backplate with some glue. So now I've got a magnetic electronics cover, and I'm almost finished with the tremelo and electronics cover on my current guitar. It works really well, and I don't need tools to open it in the future do the screw holes fail over time after taking out and putting the screws back in.

    The magnets I got were salvaged from a cheap knockoff brand of Magnetics. Many pieces already missed one or more magnets which I had kept over the years, so I mostly used the loose magnets and I cut some out of the parts which already missed some magnets. It's not good to create unnecessary waste after all ^^

  18. Eld Ritch

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    why the B string? Is there something special about it that a guitarist would want to bend that string specifically over the others?

  19. mat conley

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Dumb question, couldn't you have made the the whole deal out of aluminum? Why i ask, im a welder/faber for a company that makes track equip for ncaa schools and stuff for the nfl…steels probably a little overkill…either way, i did your work…just another dumb ? from a dummy

  20. Forest Fifer

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Taping the template down? You need the masking tape and superglue trick…

  21. VINCENT GUARINO

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Hi,can you do a Joe Glaser b bender?

  22. DaBuild.

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    You have more guts than I have! 😛

  23. Kriss Coss

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    I have the same shirt with the millennium falcon!!!

  24. ASSman

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    "Its kinda hard to show you but ive got three nuts"

  25. DJSOULIS

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    @I Like To Make Stuff
    The result would have been more impressive if the interior white wood had been painted red and the irons white.

    So it would look like the inside of a human body with flesh and bones. Think about it.

  26. S F

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    amazing, a video about a string bender tele that doesn't even mention Gene Parsons who made the first one for Clarence White of the Byrds. Watch a video of them doing "You Ain't Going Nowhere" and you'll see how an expert can make it sing.

  27. AverageJoe36

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Man your awesome! So glad I found your channel through Rob's!

  28. Sam G

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    I liked the way think. Thanks

  29. GRIFF MADE

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Nice shirt!

  30. kenny hildebrand

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Yeah but why?

  31. 2B87

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Well, my take; it might work just as planned but from an aesthetic pov it's just plain bad compared to that beautiful guitar – sigh… attention to detail regarding the finish on those parts and these ugly vectors on the cut out.. man. Cool project of course but it looks horrible.

  32. predator

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    16:31
    "down here"
    "I've got about an inch of wood"

  33. Linus Nilsson

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Youtube removed my subscribe to you, wth

  34. Mike Støckl

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    nice solution ! i did a b bender mod on one of my guitars a few years ago , the guitar wasn strung through the body so my mechanics turned out a bit different but still pretty similar to yours 🙂 if you wanna check it out i have some pics on my instagram @drumslave91 but they are a bit further down by now haha

  35. Marshall McCoy

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Can you actually make the tremelo work using the b bender connection?

  36. SteveQ

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Jeeze, I had to cringe when you cut the opening for the strap part. It's a round rod… why didn't you just drill a round hole at each end of the travel and then remove between them? You cut a square hole for a round peg! 😉

  37. James Duffy

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Great job.

  38. Tido Schmidt

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    But will it bend?

  39. Biscuit trOOper HD

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    All the video expectating how finally works….

  40. Southern Style DIY

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    That's insane! Really cool process. Now to go hear how it sounds in Rob's video

  41. Сергей Тыченко

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Warum?

  42. evilution

    March 21, 2020 at 8:56 am

    You're braver than I am!
    I think you've seriously over estimated how far the mechanism will need to move to add a full step to the string. It probably only needs to pull the string about 1mm.

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