First let me give a quote from Wiki:
“Gene Victor Parsons is an American drummer, banjo player, guitarist, singer-songwriter, and innovative engineer, best known for his work with The Byrds from 1968 to 1972. Parsons has also released solo albums and played in bands including Nashville West, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Parsons Green. Parsons is credited with inventing the B-Bender (also known as the StringBender) along with Clarence White and the device is often referred to as the Parsons/White B-Bender, a trademarked name”
Now watch this vid:
To see just how talented Gene is have a look at these photos taken when Club Members Santa Cruz Frank Smith and Ben Sochacki visited Gene. The loco was TOTALLY built by Gene.