“No-one said you couldn’t bend!”: Polyphia's Tim Henson addresses “boomer bends” controversy

Polyphia's Tim Henson performs live
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Polyphia guitarist Tim Henson has caught up with Rick Beato to discuss the controversy around his comments over ‘boomer bends’ – a reference to the classic blues-y bends beloved of '70s guitar players.

Henson unintentionally whipped up a storm on YouTube when he discussed the concept during Beato's Modern Guitar round table discussion, alongside Tosin Abasi and Misha Mansoor. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.