Will Ray is one of the world's leading experts in the use of the B-Bender. Armed with his trusty Hip-shot String Bender, Will leads you step by step through nineteen of his most dazzling country licks. You'll learn double stops, pedal steel licks, B-Bender scale runs, amazing right hand technique, chicken-pickin' pluckin', plus a whole lot more. Will's B-Bender work with the Hellecasters is legendary. Their award winning debut album, "The Return Of The Hellecasters" was voted Album of the Year and Country Album of the Year in Guitar Player Magazine. In addition, Will has played with Carlene Carter, Michael Nesmith, Steve Earle, Joe Walsh and Tom Jones.
In this DVD, each lick is played first at normal speed, then slowed down, and finally as example in a song. Will also tells you about certain State and Federal laws that may be broken using some of these licks.
Few guitar pickers can out-slide, out-bend or out-torture a Telecaster the way Will Ray can. As a member of the pyrotechnical twang trio The Hellecasters, Will has created a place for himself among some of the worlds guitar greats. He was a member of several ground breaking 80s cow punk bands including Tin Star, Vanishing Breed, Candye Kane & the Armadillo Stampede, and Will Ray & the Gila Monsters. Utilizing his experience in studios, he began producing country-oriented artists in the LA area including three compilation albums, Hollywood Roundup, Detour West and Far West. It was on Hollywood Roundup that Will first recorded with soon-to-be Hellecaster henchmen Jerry Donahue and John Jorgenson.