#1
he was playing a lead and literally grabbed the neck of his guitar and bent it(Gibson SG), not alot, but enough to make an audible change in pitch, it went sharp, and then returned to normal, and i swear...it was like a trem bar (whammy without a whammy???)


What on earth is this called???
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#2
Wow. That sounded very awesome but he maybe had to adjust the truss rod?

Sounded very cool though I'll tell you that
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#3
I've never seen anyone do that or wanna try that myself.

I guess he was just showing off lol. I can't think why someone would want to do that. It could throw the neck out and the guitar would be useless.
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#4
Neck bending. I do it all the time with my acoustic, but it's very bad for the neck. It can cause warping or, if you're not careful, the neck can completely snap off.

Then again, my teacher does it too, and his guitar is old and still in great condition, so maybe acoustic necks can just handle it better?
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#5
he bent the neck backward
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#6
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I've never seen anyone do that or wanna try that myself.

I guess he was just showing off lol. I can't think why someone would want to do that. It could throw the neck out and the guitar would be useless.



Ya, that's what i was thinking. It just tripped me the hell out, I've never seen anyone do that...
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he bent the neck backward

yes, a bit, but as i said before, enough to make an audible change in pitch
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It's not so much a technique as it is an idea. You don't want to be doing it often, or you will hurt your neck (it won't snap or anything, but the intonation of your guitar might go out) \
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#10
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yes, a bit, but as i said before, enough to make an audible change in pitch

It's really not hard at all. You hold the body still and bend the neck forward to make a note go flat or backward to make it go sharp. It's one of the easiest, yet riskiest, techniques.


EDIT: Once again, this is an actual technique known as neck bending. Erik Mongrain does it quite often.
#11
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It's really not hard at all. You hold the body still and bend the neck forward to make a note go flat or backward to make it go sharp. It's one of the easiest, yet riskiest, techniques.


EDIT: Once again, this is an actual technique known as neck bending. Erik Mongrain does it quite often.



essh man...that's something i am not willing to try right now...
ahahah

but, wow more power to him, it sounded pretty kick ass
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#12
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It's really not hard at all. You hold the body still and bend the neck forward to make a note go flat or backward to make it go sharp. It's one of the easiest, yet riskiest, techniques.


EDIT: Once again, this is an actual technique known as neck bending. Erik Mongrain does it quite often.

Are absolutely sure about all of that?

Your username tells me otherwise.

I think you must be lying then.
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#13
yea it just bends the pitch...its like a small whammy bar. it really doesnt hurt the guitar idk what all these other ppl are saying. but i do it sometimes. whichever way u bend the neck determines if the pitch goes sharp or flat!
#14
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It's really not hard at all. You hold the body still and bend the neck forward to make a note go flat or backward to make it go sharp. It's one of the easiest, yet riskiest, techniques.


riskiest? i do it consistently, and worst case scenario you go out of tune or marginally change the intonation, no real harm can be done unless you're trying to rip the neck of or you happen to be Hulk/ she Hulk...

guitars are instruments ment to be played, HARD, experiment a little... it wont break
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#15
I do it on my Gibson's to make feedback do things i want it to do. No big deal.
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#16
Neck bending. Very easy. Very bad for your guitar.

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#17
Lol I do this sometime when I forget to put my tremolo bar on hahaha

Hendrix used to do it a lot as did jimmy page....

Becareful though don't bend it too much it will get weak
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riskiest? i do it consistently, and worst case scenario you go out of tune or marginally change the intonation, no real harm can be done unless you're trying to rip the neck of or you happen to be Hulk/ she Hulk...

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Ok so I bumped myself but I didn't read this one....I totally agree with this man...play your guitar...its not ur girlfriend it don't have to be pretty and mint...bend it,toss it,walk on it...if your getting good sounds awesome

Oh I did disagree with the first part...they can snap off....3 bolt fenders aren't the sturdiest anyhow
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#20
First time I saw this done was on a bass(!).

I figure if an electric guitar's neck can handle the tension changes from a whammy, it can handle a subtle bend here and there just as well. I don't know that I'd use it much/at all on an acoustic though.
#21
I've seen a player do this live and on acoustic, was pretty cool.

I read in Slash's autobiography that he snapped his guitar's neck doing that. It hit him in the face too. Lesson learnt: It's awesome, but don't over do it!
#22
just watch welcome to the jungle and scom live on youtube(at the ends of songs) slash does this regularly so does jimmy page.

you get a similar effect on guitars without a double locking trem by depressing the strings behind the nut.
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#23
I knew a country player who used to do it on his tele (which had a trem so I don't know why he used to do it).
He'd do it with harmonics etc.
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#24
Lots of guitarists do it. Matt Bellamy from Muse will lean the guitar against the amp and bow the neck either until it breaks or the strings snap.
#26
Well you can bow wood just a little bit so it can drop or higher your pitch just grab your guitar at the body and then push your fretting hand in the whised direction not too hard.
you can also fake a whammy
#27
Reminds me of a Paul Gilbert video where he swaps instruments with the bassist and the bassist bends the neck forward to lower the pitch.

He must have a lot of nerve to bend the neck of PG's $9000 guitar.
#28
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Reminds me of a Paul Gilbert video where he swaps instruments with the bassist and the bassist bends the neck forward to lower the pitch.

He must have a lot of nerve to bend the neck of PG's $9000 guitar.


like gilbert pays for his ibbys, yes i know he can have two identical guitars and might favour one over the other.
#29
He is bending the neck. I first saw Paul Reed Smith do that at a PRS event when they were showing off their new acoustic. I do it on my acoustic every now and then, but I am afraid to damage the guitar. It is a cool effect though.
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#30
it's pretty known, but not done a lot. maybe for just a small subtle change, but nothing too noticeable. Slash does it at the end of SCOM. (sweet child o' mine)
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#31
Why is everyone so afraid of hurting their guitars now days?

Its not just on here either a friend of mine wouldn't buy a les paul I was selling cause it had a lot of wear ....what a ***...

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#32
Yeah it's a pretty common technique. My old guitar teacher said his son had done it so much as a touring musician that the neck was barely even attached to the guitar anymore or something like that lol
#33
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riskiest? i do it consistently, and worst case scenario you go out of tune or marginally change the intonation, no real harm can be done unless you're trying to rip the neck of or you happen to be Hulk/ she Hulk...

guitars are instruments ment to be played, HARD, experiment a little... it wont break


Slash snapped his guitar in half and knocked himself out by bending the neck.
#34
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Why is everyone so afraid of hurting their guitars now days?

Its not just on here either a friend of mine wouldn't buy a les paul I was selling cause it had a lot of wear ....what a ***...

Guitars are meant to be PLAYED!!!

Dunno about you but, the majority of folks in here are not exactly shooting money outta their ass
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#35
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riskiest? i do it consistently, and worst case scenario you go out of tune or marginally change the intonation, no real harm can be done unless you're trying to rip the neck of or you happen to be Hulk/ she Hulk...

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Uhh, worst case scenario you rip the neck off. I've actually heard of this happening.
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Why is everyone so afraid of hurting their guitars now days?

Its not just on here either a friend of mine wouldn't buy a les paul I was selling cause it had a lot of wear ....what a ***...

Guitars are meant to be PLAYED!!!


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#38
Pete Townshend was really big on this. It's sort of like using a whammy but on the other side of the guitar. It's really fun to do, just make sure you don't snap anything.
#39
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First time I saw this done was on a bass(!).

I figure if an electric guitar's neck can handle the tension changes from a whammy, it can handle a subtle bend here and there just as well. I don't know that I'd use it much/at all on an acoustic though.


Tommy Emmanuel gives his acoustic hell with this technique all the time, and he's had that thing for probably decades, although I do know it needs repairing often so maybe that involves the odd neck change too... I dunno, can you even replace the neck on an acoustic?

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#40
Breaking the neck of your guitar by bending it seems to me to be about equivalent to smashing your TV screen by throwing a Wiimote through it. Sure, it's possible, but if you weren't being a dick about it to begin with...