The minds and hands of Sho-Bud Pedal Steel Guitars bring you The EDGE® Double String Bender System for Telecaster-style guitars.
Includes a double string bender (half or whole tone) and rotary E-to-D drop, enabling you to drop your low E to a perfectly tuned D on the fly. Each bender has an adjustable solid “stop” ensuring precise pitches while raising or lowering and returning to open notes.
Replaces original bridge plate with existing mounting hole pattern, so no routing or alterations are necessary to the instrument!
Select Vintage (4 hole mount) or Modern (3 hole mount) mounting option.
Does not accommodate a 6 saddle system. If you currently have 6 saddles, you will need to convert to 3 saddle option (included).
Remove original saddles.
Remove original bridge plate.
Mount Pro-Bender using same screws and screw holes.
If you had 6 saddles, replace with 3 included in kit.
If you had 3 saddles, use the same 3 saddles.
Re-string, attaching the string you want to raise to the corresponding tuning pin on the pull bar.
-Tune all strings open as usual, using keys.
-Press down The EDGE Bender. Using Allen wrench (included), adjust the allen screw in the forward position of the pivot bar, to where the lever is at a comfortable height (we recommend approximately 1/8″ from touching guitar body at its lowest.)
Once this is set you will not need to make further adjustments to this stop screw.
-Again, holding the Bender down, tune the RAISED note with the key on the key head end of the guitar. Example: tune to C# if you are bending your B a whole tone; tune to A if you want to bend your G a whole tone).
-Release the Bender and tune the Open B (or G) using the rear Stop Screw on the Bender (behind the pivot bar)
-Repeat until both Open and Raise notes are in tune. This is the process you will now use to tune the string you are raising with the Bender. The KEY is used to tune the RAISED note and the rear Alan Screw (or “stop”) is used to tune the OPEN note. Do not use the key to tune the Open note.
-You should not need to adjust the Allen screw that the string is attached to on the pivot bar. The only time you would adjust this is to give yourself more or less stroke on the Bender.