Shredding isn’t typically a word that is associated with Country Music, but guitarist Brad Paisley can definitely play in that fashion. In an interview with Guitar Center, Brad demonstrates a really cool modification he had done to his guitar, called a G-bender. This device is similar to the famous B-bender, but as one might assume, it bends the G string.
If you’re not familiar with how a B-bender works, it’s a device on the back of the guitar which connects to both the strap and the bridge. When the player pulls on the neck, the strap engages the mechanism which causes the B string to bend up a full step, emulating a pedal steel guitar. Howcast has a great video demonstrating the device. As you can tell from the Paisley video, this opens up a whole new set of opportunities for working bending sounds into chords and more advanced licks.
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