Watch: The New Preston Thompson B-Bender Acoustic

March 2019

You probably know the lore of the B-Bender: In our 18th issue we interviewed Gene Parsons where he described its origin story. Parsons and friend Clarence White were getting a lot of Los Angeles-area session work. "We had a session, and Clarence used to do a thing with a Telecaster where he'd chime a string and then pull it over the nut to raise it a full tone," Parsons told FJ contributor Rick Petreycik in that issue. "And he said, ' I wish I had three hands. I wanna...

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