The Palm bender or Palmbender or also Palm Levers is a process which allows to pull precisely on two strings on a Lap steel or on a guitar so as to be able to change the tuning while playing.
The system consists of two levers operated with the palm of the hand.
On a Lap steel, tuned for example in E major.
E / B / E / G # / B / E The G # becomes an A and the B becomes a C #.
It also works on different tunings or on a guitar to get a B bender and a G bender.
It also allows you to use your guitar as a Lap steel.
The installation of the Bender is quick and easy and does not require a lot of tools. It only takes two screws to install it on the instrument.
I first made My Benders for myself, I needed something robust, precise, which does not go out of tune and which does not break the strings.
It is not necessary to press down hard on the levers to operate them, it is important not to feel stress when playing in concert or during long recording sessions.
There are two adjustment screws for the height of the levers according to your morphology and two screws which allow the adjustment of the desired note.
Both levers can be folded up completely if you do not wish to use the benders.
Bronze bearings guarantee millions of use and require no lubrication or special maintenance.
The levers are laser cut and polished stainless steel.
The adjusting screws and springs are also made of stainless steel.
The body of the Bender and the moving parts are made by machines from aeronautical technology and are made of high quality aluminum.
All my Benders are polished and assembled by myself and they are checked and tested before delivery.
Feel free to contact me using the contact form on this page. I will be happy to respond quickly to your needs and requests.
Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France