Bigsby and B-Blender Chet Curved Arm Modification

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Bigsby and B-Blender Chet Curved Arm Modification

Postby Steve Moran » Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:31 am

Hey Everybody,
Figured I'd share this. I had gotten a second Epiphone Country Gent 2 and added a B-blender to the Bigsby a couple years ago. The end of the arm sat lower to my right knee and not where my pinky would normally be. So I had a curved Bigsby Chet arm cut and the end of the B-Blender cut and attached together putting the end of the Chet curved arm right where it's needed under the pinky. It is working really well and since the end is further from the hinge it's easier to push the Bigsby down with a long lever arm which is really nice. This adds a nice option to the standard Bigsby setup. For those that aren't familiar with it the B-Blender allows the b string to be raised a half or full tone and the arm functions as a normal Bigsby also for all six strings.
Thanks
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Re: Bigsby and B-Blender Chet Curved Arm Modification

Postby Steve Moran » Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:32 am

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Re: Bigsby and B-Blender Chet Curved Arm Modification

Postby DagerRande » Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:39 pm

That's pretty neat, Steve! I've never seen a B-Bender on anything but a Strat or Tele!
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Re: Bigsby and B-Blender Chet Curved Arm Modification

Postby Steve Moran » Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:38 pm

Thanks Rande!
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Re: Bigsby and B-Blender Chet Curved Arm Modification

Postby Steve Moran » Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:19 pm

As a side note right now I've got the adjusting thumb screw (see towards bottom in 2nd picture) set so it can raise the b string up 1 1/2 steps by pulling the arm all the way up towards my chin. Did that a couple weeks ago and the b string hasn't broken yet. Neat to experiment with!
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Re: Bigsby and B-Blender Chet Curved Arm Modification

Postby Roger Pratt » Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:13 pm

Very imaginative mod!! I like it very much.
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Re: Bigsby and B-Blender Chet Curved Arm Modification

Postby Steve Moran » Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:52 am

Thanks Roger!
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