No modifications needed to standard T-style bridges. If you are not sure if your bridge needs modifications, please don´t hesitate to contact HandBendersweden for consultation.
Place the HandBender against the guitar bridge and its screws, then put the lid on so that the bracket lays onto the inside of the bridge end. Now tighten the screw on top of the lid with supplied hex key (with a maximum moment of 1.5 Nm, otherwise screw/thread could be damaged). The string can be drawn through the HandBender both before and after the installation.
You could now mount the string through the HandBender, and tune it to B as usual. Use the tuning screw on the bottom for further adjustment. You should now be able to drag the lever and make your HandBender tune the B-string to the new tone C#.
Ready for use, good luck!
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- Place the HandBender against the bridge end.
- Then put the lid on so that the bracket lays onto the inside of the bridge end.
- Now tighten the screw on the top of the lid with supplied hex key (With a maximum moment of 1.5 Nm).
If it should prove that the bridge end is too high for the string to easily go through, you can quickly correct this by using a Dremel or narrow file. Carefully just use the machine/file until the track gets deep enough for the string to be able to pass through.
- Loosen the strings.
- Lift the bridge.
- Use a pice of cardboard or similiar under the bridge for avoiding scratches and other damages.
- Then grind the track down slightly by using a Dremel or an equivalent machine.
- You could also usa a narrow file for making a deeper track for the string.
- Done, the string should now be able to go through.
If the guitar is offset saddles, which intonation is next to the center of the saddle, you can file down the saddle to get better string pressure in the following way, see figure.