Ed Driscoll

B-BENDING AWAY THE BLUES:

Shop at Amazon.com B-BENDING AWAY THE BLUES: My article on the Stringbender, an electric guitar modifcation designed by Gene Parsons and the late Clarence White of the Byrds, is the cover story for the February issue of Vintage Guitar magazine, along with a sidebar by veteran music journalist Dan Forte. If you’ve ever heard the bent note, pedal steel-like guitar solos on “All of My Love” by Led Zeppelin, or “Peaceful, Easy Feeling” by the Eagles, you’ve heard the Stringbender in action.

To get you in the mood while you’re warming up the car before you head out to your local Borders or Barnes & Noble, here’s a post I wrote for Blogcritics last April built around some of the research I did on the Stringbender, as well as photos of my own B-Bender equipped guitar.