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Old 05-28-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
Wicer
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Bending Cuts Sound

Alright so I decided to play on my Squier Strat for the first time since I got my new guitar, and I noticed that when I bend on the 15th fret on the high e, the sound gets cut off but when I release the bend it comes back. There is no other fret that does this, and I have changed strings.
Granted that it is a cheap guitar, so something like this doesn't surprise me all that much but anyone know something that could possibly fix this?
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:55 PM   #2
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That's called fretting out, when one fret is higher than another.

You can take it to a tech, an easy job. You CAN do it yourself, but tools required will cost you a lot.

Another fix is to simply raise the action
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:48 PM   #3
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Hmm, not too sure if it would be worth investing too much money into since it isn't my main guitar but thanks for the answer. I suppose that the condition of the guitar will get worse if I don't repair it?

I have a workshop at my house, but it is more for wood working than guitar related tools, would I still be able to fix it at my house?
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:22 PM   #4
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The guitar could also have a small radius which isn't something you really fix.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:59 PM   #5
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Raise the saddle for that one string. Simple and cheapest "fix".
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:00 PM   #6
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You have at least one fret that's a bit high. Take it to a tech.

If your particular guitar has a 7.25" radius, that could be an issue, but anything larger should be fine for bending.
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