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Old 09-24-2022, 11:52 AM
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An alternative might be to investigate a lap steel with a palm lever or two installed. These can also be very effective in achieving the pedal steel sound.
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Check out the first minute of this palm bender video. It would be even better if he used the roller bridge with it, but it's a pretty convincing "pedal steel" sound:
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Anyone looking to install benders on a Tele should consider doing the real deal Parsons/White benders which are actuated by the end strap button and top strap horn.

If you're installing on a guitar I don't see the advantage of "palm benders".
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Hi Frank,

I don't recall anyone saying that putting palm benders (or using the Parsons/White system...) is going to make a regular guitar or lap steel a "pedal steel guitar"……
If you're asking about what makes the Parsons/White benders better than the palm benders…….
Rudy,
This is clearly what you said. That’s ok with me. But any idea you presented here is a non-sequiter to a person that’s an actual pedal steeler, of which I am one, and so is the O.P.
frank d.
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